Andy Warhol Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

You may know the name, but who was Andy Warhol, really? A text lesson walks students through key facts while an activity allows students to find their inner-Warhol. Related lesson and additional activities allow for expansion of this topic.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline the life and work of Andy Warhol
  • identify key elements of Warhol's work
  • create a piece inspired by the work of Warhol

Length

1 to 2 hours

Materials

  • Photocopies of an assortment of Andy Warhol images
  • Plain heavyweight paper
  • Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

Key Vocabulary

  • Pop art

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