“In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”
Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of four children. Warhol was a sickly child and spent a lot of his time drawing and collecting pictures of movie stars. Andy studied commercial art at the School of Fine Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1949 he moved to New York City and began his career in magazine illustration and advertising. In 1961 Andy Warhol introduced the concept of “Pop Art” or paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods. His style was inspired by popular culture of everyday images you see everywhere.
Andy Warhol’s painting, Mount Vesuvius inspired our erupting volcanoes. The students used bright colours and energetic lines to create their work. The eruptions were created using balloon pumps and liquid watercolour. Laughter and energy filled our classrooms!