Painting with Primary Colors Like Roy Lichtenstein 2nd Ed. Lesson Plan


Learn about Lichtenstein, Ben-Day dots, Color Theory & Contrast


This lesson plan is designed to teach students about Roy Lichtenstein while learning about Color Theory & Contrast.

This lesson works well for the Classical Conversations’ Cycle 3, Week 18 (C3W18) fine arts. However, it can be used in a variety of circumstances. Looking for more help? We have a full page of free and paid helps for Cycle 3!

This 13-page lesson plan includes:

  • A condensed background on the artist and his style
  • A short lesson on Ben-Day dots, the color wheel, the context of color, and Contrast
  • 3 Color wheels to show students
  • A carefully crafted summary sentence about Roy Lichtenstein (ideal for memorization)
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • A photo of the artist
  • Links to a representative selection of 8 of Roy Lichtenstein’s pieces of artwork*
  • Materials list
  • Simple art project instructions for painting (or coloring) in primary colors like Roy Lichtenstein, including a line drawing of Lichtenstein’s Ohhh, Alright and Whaam.
  • Suggestions for scaling the project to experience levels

*Most of my lesson plans include printable images of the artist’s work within the lesson plan. However, since Roy Lichtenstein’s art work is still under copyright, I can not include them in this product. You can easily follow the links provided where you will find printable images of his art.

This lesson is also available at a discount in the “Amazing American Artists Deluxe Package” which includes 6 lesson plans, plus extras, and is ideal for weeks 13-18 of Fine Arts in a cycle 3 Classical Conversations Foundations community.

(CC Directors: You have permission to purchase this package once for your community and share paper copies with each of your tutors! I’m a CC Director too so I know how important that is. You can read my full Terms of Use here.)

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For more info and some extra photos, check out the blog post “Painting with Primary Colors Like Roy Lichtenstein” (coming soon!).

Additional information


Single User (and up to 10 students), 2-4 Users (and up to 40 students), 5-10 Users (and up to 100 students)

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