I started my kindergarten class...as I always do...in the reading area. We read Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola (Andy's Nephew). We then looked at CATS CATS CATS by Andy Warhol. My kiddos LOVED both books!
I had my students watch me do a couple different demonstrations before I let them start drawing. Most of them did not want to try to make the cat laying down!! ha ha I was ok with that. They then traced their drawings with Sharpie marker. Last they painted the cats & cat toys in with watercolor. I asked them to not use brown or black to keep the colors bright! I love the personalities of the cats shining through!! I always try to teach/encourage/challenge my students to be individual and not create like me or their neighbors. I don't want a factory of churned out cats(I know that irony of that when discussing Warhol!)