#PPLArtPrompt: Pop Art from Roy Lichtenstein
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#PPLArtPrompt: Pop Art from Roy Lichtenstein

We’re getting really artsy this spring with an April Art initiative. Throughout April, we are hosting art workshops where you can contribute to the Library Blooms community art exhibit. Sow you art creations and see the installation at Haggard Library May 3-4, 2024.

To get you into the creative mood, we’re going to post art prompts here on Plano Library Learns. Continue reading to learn about artist Roy Lichtenstein and the pop art style. If you create art using this prompt, be sure to tag us on social media (@planolibrary) and use the #PPLArtPrompt hashtag!

Who was Roy Lichtenstein?

Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist.

“Roy Lichtenstein grounded his profoundly inventive career in imitation—beginning by borrowing images from comic books and advertisements in the early 1960s, and eventually encompassing those of everyday objects, artistic styles, and art history itself.” – Museum of Modern Art

Explosion from 9 (1967) and Reverie from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II (1965)

What is Pop Art?

  • Pop art is a modern art movement that developed in the 1950s and 1960s (also known as “Popular Art”)

Examples include:

Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) by Andy Warhol | Red Barn II (1965) by Roy Lichtenstein

Art Prompt

Supplies needed: watercolor paper, black marker

  • Grab a black marker and write a word on your watercolor paper
  • Go back with your marker and thicken the right side of each letter to make it look 3D
  • Use primary colors (red, blue, yellow) to make your art pop!

Continue Exploring Art

STEAM Kits: we have a collection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) kits with hands-on activities, books and DVDs to explore a topic. For art, these include:

  • Preschool – Drawing
  • Elementary – Drawing
  • Elementary – Nature Drawing
  • Adult – Stamping
  • Adult – Mobile Photography
  • Adult – Watercolor Pencil

Attend a program: we have art programs for all ages! See the Engage brochure or online calendar for details. Here are some events coming up (as of February 2024):

  • Sit & Stitch
  • Needle Felting for Beginners
  • Egg Tempera Painting
  • Maria Prymachenko: Fine Art for Families
  • Art Shop
  • Wet Felting
  • Exploring Eco Art
  • SNAP Art Adventurers
  • Community Art Night
  • Recycled Art
  • Watercolor Florals
  • Suncatchers
  • Henna Flowers
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