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Wayne Thiebaud – American Pop Artist
In the art room Ms. Drage loves to introduce the students to interesting artists they may not have heard of before! One of her favorite artists is Wayne Thiebaud. He is known for his creative depiction of cakes, pies, and many other delectable sweet treats. He adds 3D texture, just like real icing and meringue! Thiebaud is part of the Pop art movement. An art movement is the style of art with a specific common idea, followed by a group of artists during a specific period of time. He is part of the Pop art movement because he paints objects from popular culture; things we know and see daily. Second grade students are making 3 dimensional plaster cupcakes with materials that look just like real icing! Third graders are making monochromatic ice cream cones in the style of Wayne Thiebaud! And Ms. Drage can’t wait for first graders to start making giant paper cut out cupcakes.
Written by: Angel Drage, Art Teacher
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 by Jennifer Williams