We have been studying Pop Art and the artist Wayne Thiebaud. He is a famous American painter that painted cakes and pastries with bold and exaggerated colors. Students learned how to draw three dimensional cake and cake stands. They used a horizon line to help organize space. They had to color the cake stand in cool colors and use warm colors on their cake. We discussed different cake and icing flavors along with fun toppings. Students added sprinkles to the background with oil pastels. This mixed media project turned out very colorful and the students loved creating cakes with a slice missing.
Love some Thiebaud and cakes! I will have to try this this year! Haven’t you done this project on black paper before?
I have done this project before on black paper, but I think I like this one better. It seems like it was an example in one of our Sax catalogs one year. The colors seems to be more bright and bold on the white paper. I heart oil pastels 🙂