A comic strip inspired Easter bunny!! Use dots and stripes, and bright colors to create this abstract Easter bunny in the style of famous artist, Roy Lichtenstein. It is a great way to explore Easter art with kiddos of all ages. All you need are markers, a ruler and our Easter bunny printable.
COLOR A BUNNY FOR EASTER ART
Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 in New York. As a kid, he loved to draw in his spare time. After high school, Lichtenstein went to college where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in fine art. In between his studies. Lichtenstein served in the US Army during World War II in non combat roles.
Lichtenstein was known for his style of art called ‘pop art’ that was popular in the 1960’s. Lichtenstein, Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol were some of the most influential artists of the Pop Art movement.
Pop Art is all about making art with reference to things from popular and mass culture. Often everyday objects like road signs, hamburgers, comic strips, or soup cans etc. are used in the artwork.
Lichtenstein admired the skill of the comic book artist, who could create complicated stories of love and war in cartoon form. He was known for his use of cartoon strips from American comic books, that were very popular in the 1950s.
He began comic book art after drawing a picture for his kids, based on Mikey Mouse. Bugs Bunny also featured in some of his artwork.
Lichtenstein was known for his use of Ben-Day dots, which he enlarged and exaggerated in many of his paintings and sculptures.
Ben-Day dots are small colored dots, usually in cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, that are spaced out and combined to create shading and complete images. They were used in color comic books in the 1950s and ’60s. They were invented as a printing technique and now are widely used in art.
Lichtenstein added stripes and dots to his artwork by using a metal screen as a stencil. He loved bright, primary colors. He also made glass and metal sculptures.
This fun Easter theme art activity below is inspired by Roy Lichtenstein and his use of colorful Ben-Day dots.
Also try these fun art techniques for Easter…
WHY STUDY FAMOUS ARTISTS?
Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.
It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.
Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own art work.
Why is learning about art from the past important?
- Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
- Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
- Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
- Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
- Art history can inspire curiosity!
- Printable Bunny Template
STEP 1: Print the bunny template.
STEP 2: Using markers and a ruler, color in each section of the bunny with designs and patterns in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. Think bright colors, stripes and polka dots!
LICHTENSTEIN DOT ART FOR EASTER
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