This month's Kids Craft Hour focused on Brazilian, neo-pop artist Romero Britto. We recreated a bold & colorful cat in his style using markers. I personally love this project because anyone can do it, and most kids already own the necessary supplies or simple variation.
What is Kids Craft Hour? KCH is a 1-hour virtual art/craft lesson for kids that is 100% free (with no catch) to encourage children and families to create together. I host these events once a month, and you can check my website for any upcoming events.
• Markers (Black + Bright/Bold Colors) • Marker Paper • Pencil • Eraser • Ruler (Optional)
Easy Material Swap If your child is too young for markers, you are welcome to use crayons or colored pencils for this activity. Just remember to make sure the colors used for the background are lighter than the colors used for the foreground patterns.
Project Time: Approximately 1 Hour
About Romero Britto: Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art, and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams, and happiness. https://britto.com/
What is Pop Art? by Tate Kids:
Types of Pop Art: The Neo-Pop artists used the iconography of Pop Art to their own ends, creating commentary that mimics Pop Art, but also incorporating contemporary “kitch” imagery and references to political and social issues that did not exist in the '60s.
Pop Art: An art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid-to-late 1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass cultures, such as advertising, comic books, and mundane mass-produced objects.
Serigraphy: Also known as silk screening, screen printing, or serigraph printing, is a stencil-based printing process in which ink is forced through a fine screen onto the paper beneath. Screens were originally made of silk, but they are now made of finely woven polyester or nylon.
Cubism: A revolutionary new approach to representing reality invented in around 1907–08 by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. They brought different views of subjects (usually objects or figures) together in the same picture, resulting in paintings that appear fragmented and abstracted.
Graffiti: Writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.