Pop Art Workshop with Michael Albert

Join us on Thursday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. to create some awesome collages with local artist Michael Albert. Albert’s use of recycling in art is truly inspirational, and we’re excited to look at the contents of our recycling bins in a new light during this program. We’re putting together kits that include a canvas, scraps of construction paper, old magazines and various cardboard pieces. You’re welcome to gather any art supplies or recycling from around the house to use during the program as well. This program is intended for grades 4 through 8. Supplies are limited so make sure to sign up on our calendar here.

Suggested Reads:

An Artist’s America by Michael Albert
Library Collection: Print

Michael Albert combined his philosophy of recycling and pop art to create beautiful collages. This book has an introduction to Michael Albert and his love of visiting museums and doodling. One of his signature collections is Sir Real: an art concept that represents caricatures of the modern art movement of surrealism.

Art Sparks by Marion Abrams and Hilary Emerson Lay
Library Collection: Print

Art Sparks has over fifty fun projects that you can do at home. Some of the nature art (such as the painted stick) can even be done outdoors. Other fun activities include
felt monsters, fabric painting, and paper bead jewelry. The directions are clear and the illustrations are colorful.

What is Contemporary Art? by Jacky and Suzy Klein
Library Collection: Print

This fun book guides children in learning about modern and contemporary art and artists. Children might enjoy Seeing Double, a really cool art piece made of thick cloth that was inspired by pop art and commercial culture.

Little People, Big Dreams: Andy Warhol, by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Timothy Hunt
Library Collection: Print

Little People, Big Dreams is a wonderful series that highlights the biography of activists, writers and artists. Andy Warhol is one of the most famous pop artists of our time. When Andy was a child he became sick; and to keep himself busy he began to look through magazines. Andy Warhol made us realize everyday products can become artistic pieces.

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