The Rizzi Way

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This class was so much fun. First we viewed a Powerpoint of James Rizzi paintings. His bold, colorful and humorous portrayals of urban life just beg to be imitated. I have included the Powerpoint in the supplies list, but it takes a few seconds to load.



  • James Rizzi art (Powerpoint)
  • White construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Black Sharpie


  1. Draw a Rizzi type picture. Make your buildings come to life by giving them shape, patterns, eyes, mouth, etc.
  2. Fill the sky with stars, planes, planets. Add people and let your imagination prevail.
  3. Brightly color your picture.
  4. Outline everything with the black Sharpie.


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