Andy Warhol Unit Study

After watching an episode of The Great British Baking Show: Juniors (S6:E3), we were inspired to do a mini unit study of Andy Warhol. When he was referenced in the program, my kiddos asked “Who’s that?”

I really like the “Who Was…?” series of books and bought each of my kiddos a large collection at Costco for Christmas. Of course we were thrilled that we had a copy of Who Was Andy Warhol? by Kirsten Anderson. My oldest had a bit of prior knowledge about this artist from reading Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends) by David Stabler.

We created Warhol inspired art pieces. First, I did a Google search for Andy Warhol art to get inspired. We scrolled through looking at a few of his most famous pieces. Then I had each kiddo draw a simple drawing of anything they wanted.

Next, I scanned the drawings and printed 9 images per one page of regular printer paper. Finally, the kiddos colored their pieces in Warhol style using markers.

We also made homemade tomato soup for dinner as we were inspired by Warhol’s Tomato Soup artwork. We use the following basic recipe:

Tomato 🍅 Soup

Sauté one chopped onion, one chopped carrot and 2 stalks chopped celery in EVOO or butter until they have brown edges. Add a bit of salt to veggies while they cook. Add one 28oz can of petite diced tomatoes and cook for 10-15 min. Add 4 cups of stock, bring to boil, turn down to simmer 20-30 min. Add salt & pepper and other spices to taste. We like 1 tsp of dried basil and a dash of white pepper. Purée with an immersion blender. Add 1/2 cup of pre-cooked alphabet pasta. My daughter (age 10) likes to add a dollop of heavy cream to hers.

We hope this post inspires you to dive into a new topic that you find interesting! Happy homeschooling friends!

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