Thursday Art Feature - Reflection Pop Art

11 April 2013
Just popping in quickly to share a fun little art project my students completed this week.  I integrated our math unit into our art (again), and knew I wanted to do something with symmetry.  Then I thought I'd kick it up a notch and throw in some pop art culture.  This is what we ended up with:

It's so bright and cheerful in our room ... and with the weather we've been having, and how we're all feeling, we needed a little more bright and fun in our room.

Students started out by folding their page (just a piece of white computer paper) into fourths (they drew lines along the fold lines, which would become our lines of reflection later).  They then had to cut an image from a magazine to glue into one of the fourths.  They used miras to help them reflect the image into the four quadrants - flipping the image each time.

We then did a quick lesson on pop art - read some quick biographies about Andy Warhol we found online, and looked at some of his pictures.  When they finished drawing, they had to colour in the remaining quadrants "pop art style".  LOVE!

Happy Thursday!  


  1. Such a cool project! I'm going to have to find some miras. I know I've seen then in our workroom somewhere, but I had no idea what they were used for....duh! I can't wait to pull them out when we start geometry!

    Thanks, Jen :)

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  2. Gorgeous as unusual, Jen. I love the bright colours!
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