Ch 8: Pop Art Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

Let these useful lessons and lesson plan outlines help you guide your students through the weird and wonderful world of pop art. These resources can be used to stimulate class discussion, as homework or to help your students think outside the box.

Pop Art Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Help your students step inside the mind of Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein by building on the materials presented in this chapter. You will find lesson plan outlines and comprehensive lessons on these artists that can significantly augment your regular classroom instruction on pop art. Each of these short lessons offers a comprehensive look at each artist's life and works while gaining and holding your students' interest. The materials in this chapter will help you create:

  • Classroom or homework assignments on the life, paintings and photography of Andy Warhol
  • Student discussions on David Hockney's life, his photographs and paintings
  • Engaging lessons on Roy Lichtenstein, his biography and art

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Helps you be sure that your lessons on pop art meet standard learning requirements
  • Class discussion topics/questions: Provides you with information about Warhol, Lichtenstein and Hockney that you can use to stimulate class discussions
  • Classwork/homework suggestions: Offers you comprehensive material on each pop artist that you can use as a basis for assignments that your students can work on at home or in class

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons on pop art easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific topics you want to cover in your class on pop art.
  • Formulate your class outline on pop art using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related lessons for each lesson plan on pop art with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important concepts from these lessons on pop art.
  • Engage your students with relevant discussion questions or other materials related to pop art found in the lesson plan outline.

18 Lessons in Chapter 8: Pop Art Lesson Plans & Resources
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Pop Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Pop Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Give students a better understanding of pop art with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that gives a history of pop art and tells about artists that used this style. After a discussion and analysis of some pop art, students will create their own piece of pop art.

Pop Art: Imagery, Influence & Examples

2. Pop Art: Imagery, Influence & Examples

Pop art was a very unique movement of the mid-20th century that drew from the most unlikely of sources. Explore the influences and images of pop art and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

New Realism, Pop Art, Op Art & Hyperrealism

3. New Realism, Pop Art, Op Art & Hyperrealism

In this lesson, you will explore a few different artistic styles that have emerged since the mid-20th century and discover what they have in common and what makes them unique. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Andy Warhol Lesson Plan

4. Andy Warhol Lesson Plan

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.

Andy Warhol: Biography, Paintings & Photography

5. Andy Warhol: Biography, Paintings & Photography

Why do we associate cans of soup or boxes of steel wool pads with art? How come one of the first pictures of Marilyn Monroe to come to mind is actually many images of her colorfully painted face? You have Andy Warhol to thank for these and more famous images than you might think! In this lesson, you will learn who he was, what a few of his most famous works are, and which kinds of mediums he used in his artwork. You will also learn about what influenced his artwork.

David Hockney Lesson Plan

6. David Hockney Lesson Plan

Who was David Hockney and how did his artwork set him apart? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize the life and career of the artist and a small group activity challenges students to try the joiner style that was made popular by Hockney.

David Hockney: Biography, Paintings & Photography

7. David Hockney: Biography, Paintings & Photography

The photography and paintings of British artist David Hockney are some of the most influential art pieces on the twentieth century. In this lesson, we will learn about Hockney's life and work.

Roy Lichtenstein Lesson Plan

8. Roy Lichtenstein Lesson Plan

Who was Roy Lichtenstein and how did his establishment of pop art change the art world? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize his life and work. An activity models Lichtenstein's creative process.

Roy Lichtenstein: Artwork & Biography

9. Roy Lichtenstein: Artwork & Biography

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the founders of a major artistic style. In this lesson, we're going to explore his life and works, and see how he combined high and low culture in a timeless parody of American lives.

Jasper Johns Lesson Plan

10. Jasper Johns Lesson Plan

Who was Jasper Johns and what did he contribute to the art world? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize the life and work of this American artist. An activity gives students a chance to try some of Jasper Johns' unique techniques.

Jasper Johns: Biography, Paintings & Facts

11. Jasper Johns: Biography, Paintings & Facts

He's one of the most influential painters of the 20th century, but chances are you don't know much about him. In this lesson, learn more about the life and works of American painter Jasper Johns. Then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Jim Dine Art Lesson Plan

12. Jim Dine Art Lesson Plan

Educate your students about pop artist Jim Dine with this helpful lesson plan. They will read a text lesson, take a related follow-up quiz, and participate in a fun hands-on activity to solidify new concepts.

Jim Dine: Art, Techniques & Biography

13. Jim Dine: Art, Techniques & Biography

Jim Dine is an artist whose work has explored all types of modern art. However, his choice of motifs and themes are designed to present a modern twist on a familiar topic.

Op Art Lesson Plan

14. Op Art Lesson Plan

Take your instruction of op art to a higher level with this hands-on activity. Suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons are included for deeper exploration of this topic.

Optical Illusion Lesson Plan

15. Optical Illusion Lesson Plan

This lesson plan can be used to introduce students to optical illusions. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss optical illusions, and make their own illusions based on what they have learned.

Pop Art Lesson Plan

16. Pop Art Lesson Plan

Add depth to your lesson on pop art with the addition of a video and an opportunity for students to replicate a famous work. Increase understanding with supplementary activities and related lessons.

Video Art Project Ideas

17. Video Art Project Ideas

It will not be hard to get students excited about making video art, but how should you implement this project in your classroom? These ideas can provide some options and guidance.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan Discussion Questions

18. The Arrival by Shaun Tan Discussion Questions

'The Arrival' is a graphic novel by Shaun Tan that is told through visual storytelling without text. It's a compelling immigrant's tale presented in a unique way that will make for great conversation in a class discussion.

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