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For our Art Day today, we are going to be printing Remembrance Poppies in the style of Andy Warhol. There are going to be a few different stages to our Art Day, including observation and sketching as well as some Art History about Andy Warhol. Have a go at the different activities below to build up to your final piece.

Observing and Sketching:

Have a look at the images below of different poppies. Really look closely at each one, thinking about the different lines and shapes that you see as well as their sizes. Have a go at sketching some of your favourite designs paying close attention to detail to get the lines and shapes the correct size and in the correct positions.

Art History- Study of an Artist:

Read the information on the PowerPoint and the Fact Sheet below about Andy Warhol and explore more about him and his work on the website below. Use the information that you find out about him to answer the questions on the sheet below. 

Observations of an Artist:

After researching about the work of Andy Warhol, have a go at completing an observational drawing of some of his work on the sheet below. Recreate this print thinking about shape, proportion and use of colour.

Design a Poppy:

Use the sheet below to practise sketching and designing a poppy. Use the images below and have a go at sketching each one in the box next to it thinking about your use of line, shape, size and proportion.

Final Poppy Design:

In school, we are going to be printing our final poppy design onto four different coloured square templates to create an Andy Warhol style piece. If you have the correct equipment at home you can also print your design. If you do not have the correct equipment- do not worry! Have a go at the alternative design explained below.


To Print Your Poppy (See the pictures of examples below):

  1. Make sure you have 4 different coloured pieces of paper ready, cut into square templates that are all the same size.
  2. Choose a coloured paint that provides a stark contrast to your paper and which will stand out when on each of the colours.
  3. Draw your favourite poppy design on a piece of polystyrene.
  4. Use your pencil to go over the design- pressing down to engrave the polystyrene.
  5. Using the paint you have chosen, cover your polystyrene with your chosen paint, covering your whole piece including the poppy design.
  6. Turn it over and press down onto one of your coloured square tiles. If you have a roller, role it over the back to ensure the print has transferred onto the paper.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each of the other square tiles.
  8. Once each tile has dried, stick all four prints onto a larger piece of paper.


Alternative Activity:

If you do not have the equipment to print your poppy, please do not worry. You can still create a final piece that will be just as beautiful.

  1. Get a piece of paper and cut out 4 square tiles which are all the same size.
  2. Draw your favourite poppy design onto each of the tiles.
  3. You can either use paints, collage materials or pencil crayons to colour each poppy a different colour OR paint/colour each poppy in the same colour but do a different coloured background for each one.
  4. Once your poppies are complete, stick all of your tiles onto one larger sheet of paper that is a different colour.


Please send me pictures of your completed Art work either to my e-mail address or on Teams. I can't wait to see your fabulous creations.