Andy Warhol ink blots and self portrait photos

S1 pupils were learning about Andy Warhol and how he created some of his commercial drawing work using an ink transfer method that creates very blotchy expressive lines. Pupils had a go by tracing images from fashion ads in the 1960’s and 70’s using clear plastic film and water colour paint. They had to work quickly or the paint would dry so there was no time to fuss or worry too much about what they were doing. The result of pressing white cartridge paper onto the plastic gave the pupils a sense of serendipity- also the name of the cafe where Warhol used to hang out in NYC. We also took some Warhol photos using Photobooth on the Mac’s in the classroom with the pupils trying to pose like Andy!

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