I just finished up a unit on Pop Art with my Third Graders, focusing on the artwork of Pop Artist Burton Morris. I introduced the lesson by giving the students a brief tour through his web site and then showing them this video where he talks about his campaign with Coca Cola and what inspired his designs for Coke.
We discussed Pop Art, icons, and popular culture. Morris' Coca Cola campaign included a highly-recognized American icon, so doing a heart for Valentine's Day was very "American" as well!
We started off with the following pieces of paper:
I had all these sheets set out and pre-cut for them. They were allowed to choose their own colors for the project.
1 9x9 sheet of black paper
1 8x8 sheet of turquoise, yellow, or pink paper, for the background
2 sheets different colored paper (for big heart) sized 6x9"
1 small piece white paper 3x4.5 for glare marks and movement lines
used scraps (trade with the person next to you) for smaller hearts
Displayed together they look so awesome and POP-PY! This was a very timely project, as we have been working a lot on scissor technique, collage, and master artists (and it's a perfect Valentine-y project mwahahahahahaha!)