Ross Wallis
Head of Creative Arts Faculty

Pop Art

Lesson Plan Published 7/31/13 Last updated on 2/29/20

This is a simple project idea based on the work of artist Patrick Caulfield. Simply photograph and object, or series of objects, use the quick selection tool in Photoshop to make a selection of the object, and then knock out the background with a colourful plain fill.

Age Levels

Computer or mobile device, camera and Adobe software.

CC License
5 / 5 • 6 Ratings

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William Cortez

Posted on 6/21/19 6:29:18 AM Permalink

​This is interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Ranjan De

Posted on 11/23/18 6:29:06 AM Permalink

Great to see this post. Gives me an inkling of the kind of material I can post too.​

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/28/18 9:48:06 PM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing this.

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/22/18 12:30:38 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing your work

Angela Wong

Posted on 3/1/17 3:22:16 AM Permalink

​This would be a lot of fun for younger students - I've noticed they are really intrigued with pop art. I have my high school students create pop art inspired self-portraits using a photo of themselves and the color replacement brush. They also knock out the background with quick select and then create a solid color fill layer.

Lisa McIntosh

Posted on 8/3/13 4:53:45 AM Permalink

Brilliant (pun intended!) How effective both as a PS exercise; history methodology and as a way of making history RELEVANT to them. You are a star. Lisa :"-}