Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jasper Johns Target Paintings

During my Jasper Johns unit, the 4th graders created these fabulous bulls-eye paintings.  We created a texture surface to paint on by layering crumpled magazine pages on our paper first.  Next, we traced three different circles on the paper and used tempera paint to add color.  This was a quick one-day lesson where students use a non-traditional surface on which to paint.  We discussed Johns's use of simple imagery and why his art is considered Pop Art.


  1. Love these! These would look fabulous hanging in any space. I'm going to do this with my kids.

  2. How did you put the magazine paper on? Glue?

  3. Wondering how you put your magazine pages onto your surface? glue? I'd love to give this a try with 5th graders.