Written by: Stephanie Sandoval, Teaching Artist at Monet & Me
Did you know that the pioneer of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, was also a filmmaker? In addition to the many screen prints he created, Warhol also filmed movies, featuring his many different artist and musician friends. In fact, the first film Warhol ever created was a 6-hour long movie of his friend sleeping! Learn more about Andy Warhol and other Contemporary artists in our Contemporary Kids Art Camp taking place July 13th - 17th.
Contemporary art refers to art that was created during the 1960s/70s and continues to be created today. It also encompasses a wide range of non-traditional mediums and techniques that artists have experimented with. Take for example Jackson Pollock. Instead of using traditional paintbrushes, he instead, used long sticks to to throw paint onto his canvases. Talk about a messy studio space!
Using these same ideas, students will learn about different artists who have redefined the meaning of art such as Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. We will be teaching students about different mediums that Contemporary artists used in their artwork while giving students an opportunity to explore and create.
So come have fun with us this summer and dive into the world of Contemporary Art!
Monet & Me