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Studying the works of Warhol

Friday 13th December 2013

Young people taking part in an Art AQA qualification were recently set the task of studying the work of artist Andy Warhol.

Those taking part looked at different images by American artist Warhol, who was a leading figure in the visual art movement, know as pop art and became renowned for his artistic expression and celebrity portraits.

The group based their work on Warhol’s pop art portraits of Marilyn Monroe but instead painted modern day celebrities including the likes of Kate Middleton and Will Smith. 

Janice Debenham, Avery Hill Youth Club Unit Manager, said, “Young people enjoyed researching and discussing the work of Andy Warhol and creating their own images. It was good for the young people to put their artistic skills to the test and take part in something they wouldn’t usually do.” 

Zoe, who took part, added, “I enjoyed looking and discussing the work of Andy Warhol but didn’t realise how hard it was going to be but I was really pleased with my finale outcome.”

Lilly commented, “It was really interesting looking up the work of Andy Warhol. It took a bit longer than I thought to complete but I was pleased with the end result and it was definitely worth taking part in.”