I’ve never been comfortable painting, my past attempts have primarily resulted in a messy canvas, a frustrated Jeska and more than one Manhattan cocktail. But, I have a soft spot for pop art, Warhol in particular. There’s something sublime in the mundane. I’m also super interested in how pop art reflects the obsession with celebrity and popular culture.
So, I was SUPER excited when I discovered that 4 Cats Studio, in addition to hosting a fabulous kids party, also does adult workshops in silkscreening, Warhol style.
The first step was painting the canvas background, I went with a rocking pink, mimicking one of the more realistic Marilyns that Warhol had done. After this dried, we used the screenprint and some white paint to create the outline of the image – a sort of paint-by-number for the painting.
When all of that was complete, we used the screen and some black paint to create the “black outline” look that is so iconic in Warhol’s work.
This class was SO MUCH FUN and pretty easy to do. Maybe I’ll sign up for a few more painting classes, that wasn’t as bad as I remembered.