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
Second Graders learned a little about James Rizzi, landscapes, and perspective in this project.  

Directions:
Introduce James Rizzi to the kids 
(Previous James Rizzi Posts)

Get kids to draw a hilly landscape.

Discuss that things in the distance are smaller and things in the foreground will be bigger.
Kids draw pumpkins sprinkled on the hills using this concept.
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Kids draw a James Rizzi moon and bird.

Next week, the kids painted their projects.

I think the kids were exposed to several important aspects of art.  I hope you will try this project with your kids soon.  
Here is a song about the Man on the Moon by R.E.M.
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For this 7th Grade project, I had the kids combine the old with the new.  They were required to incorporated James Rizzi Art with Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.  The project was quite involved, but I was very pleased with the results.  

Directions:

I talked a little about James Rizzi.  We have posted on him before click here James Rizzi Post.  Also, I showed a video on Rizzi Art.  Click here for James Rizzi Video
Then, I talked about  Vincent Van Gogh and Starry Night.  We have posted on Van Gogh many times.  Click here for previous Van Gogh posts.  I found a cool interactive video.  Click here for Van Gogh Interactive Video on Youtube by xldear23. 

I gave a refresher course on one point perspective.  

Then, I told the students to draw a city using one point perspective.
I told them to use James Rizzi Style buildings.
Also, they had to have a Day or Night Sky in the Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night” style.

They drew with pencil, outlined with sharpie, painted with watercolor, and outlined with sharpie again.

Have a look at the results!
Yes, this was a C O M P L I C A T E D  project.  Here’s “Complicated” that was released by Avril Lavigne in 2002.

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