Campbell’s Soup Cans, Andy Warhol, 1962

Campbell’s Soup Cans, Andy Warhol, 1962

What do Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Scholastic Awards alum Andy Warhol have in common? They are all notable pop artists!

A movement that began in the late 1950s, pop art includes imagery from popular culture and references comic books, advertising, current events, and objects. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans and Lichtenstein’s comic book-inspired images are both great examples of pop art!

Ohhh...Alright... - Roy Lichtenstein

Ohhh… Alright…, Roy Lichtenstein, 1964

Now it’s your turn! Take something you see every day and turn it into a piece of art or writing. Create a cartoon-inspired portrait of your best friend or write a poem with your favorite pop artist in mind. The possibilities are endless. We’ll feature your creation on our Tumblr page! Visit to submit.

Remember to check our Facebook and Twitter pages each Wednesday for a new creative prompt/idea to keep the imaginative wheels in your head turning all summer long – right up until September 16, when the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards begin!

Have your own ideas on how to stay creative this summer? Tweet them to @artandwriting using the hashtag #StartWriteNow

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