Make Your Message POP!


Art advocacy image

This all began with a creative challenge, which always elicits the response of "yes, and," for me. This lesson has become somewhat addicting as my students and I explore the many ways it could be used.

As an art educator I am always looking for ways to use design and creativity to empower student voice. For this lesson students brainstormed and researched topics that they felt were important. This could be used across curriculum to tap into students interests and passions, as they share through a visual “POP Art” creation.

  • Open Notes and Jots down ideas.  
    Brainstorming in Notes
  • Take or find photos, from a "free to use" site like the Creative Commons.
  • Desaturate your image to B & W


Desaturated image of a dog

  • Use the background to share your message through drawing, text, shapes, stickers etc. All using the MARKUP tool in editing.  

Drawing in markup
Markup tool options
Final image advocating for the stop of Greyhound racking

For more inspiration, head to the Learning Center, Create Lessons that Pop.

All Comments

Posted on April 23, 2024

Ok so I'm now fully obsessed with making pop art with figures from classic paintings (and maybe other classics from different mediums)! This is definitely going on my 'must try' list. Thank you so much for the inspo. Cute doggo too! 🐶

Posted on April 23, 2024

I am legit obsessed with the many ways you can use this technique. Can't wait for more time to play, it is ridiculously gratifying to create these. BTW, my greyhound (Jackie O) says thanks! 😉

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