Photoshop Serial Prints

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol created several “mass-produced” images from photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Jackie Onassis that cemented his status as a pop art icon. Warhol’s classic screen prints can never truly be replicated, but the spirit of his serial images can be explored digitally and appreciated artistically thanks to the power and versatility of Photoshop.

Our 7th grade visual arts students created their own interpretations of Warhol’s work using a simple procedure that included filters, layers, and an understanding of color schemes. The complete process, beginning with a “green screen” headshot and culminating with a composite image, gave our students a chance to expand their horizons and experience their own “15 minutes of fame.”