So, I was going through my digital files and found these from 6 years ago. I did a James Rizzi Unit in Art Camp. This is such a fun artist to cover. Right now in my middle school art club we are covering him. I will post those photos soon in the blog.

Supplies
  • 12×18 drawing paper
  • Sax Liquid Watercolor
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brushes
  • Water Bowls
  • Erasers
Strategies
Direct Instruction–teacher directed
Guided Discovery–student discovery
Inquiry–series of divergent questions to generate learning
Group Process–cooperative groups, Think-Pair- Share, etc.
Project–research, presentation, performance, etc.
Evaluation—self, peer, or instructor
Media/Technology—Web-based instruction, Software, etc.
Here are some other blogs that have posted lessons on James Rizzi
http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2012/02/03/james-rizzi-skyscraper-art-lesson/
http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2009/05/in-de-stijl-van-james-rizzi.html
http://herdabbles.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-last-james-rizzi-lesson-for-now.html
We have blogged on James Rizzi before here in the links below:
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-james-rizzi-bird-jumped-over-james.html
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2016/09/rizzi-meets-van-gogh.html
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2016/01/frosty-and-rizzi.html
http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2015/06/alice-in-wonderland-art-ideas.html

James Rizzi (10/5/50- 12/26/11) was an American pop artist who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He had an animated art style, rich in detail and expression, and a massive following. The simple black lines with bold dashes of color make a perfect style to imitate.

Pop Art or “Popular” Art: a movement characterized by the imagery of consumerism and popular culture Characterized by bold, simple, everyday imagery, and vibrant block colours, it was interesting to look at and had a modern “hip” feel.

Enjoy and get your Rizzi on….1969