Jim Dine Hearts
This is a lesson I did rather last minute when I was asked to put up a Valentines Day display in the school front entrance but it has turned into one of my favorite lessons that I might repeat again.
8X11 white sulfite paper
9X12 colored construction paper
Introduce Jim Dine and show examples of his heart artwork
American Pop Artist
Uses hearts as his subject
Uses different materials (oil paint, watercolor, sculpture)
Simple images with exciting colors and textures
- have students fold paper in half ‘hot dog’ style then unfold
- have students fold paper in half ‘hamburger style’ then unfold
- draw lines over fold lines with black oil pastel to form a +
- have students draw a little dot half way between the side of paper and middle line along the horizontal line on both sides
- draw a large letter ‘m’ starting from the dot with the middle of the ‘m’ falling on the center line **emphasis the bumps in the ‘m’ or lots of students will end up with a half a circle instead
- draw a letter ‘V’ starting from the dot going down to meet at the vertical line in the center of the page
- now students have drawn a heart. help students redraw their hearts if it ends up looking like an ice cream cone instead of a heart
- explain that you want a different pattern drawn in each quarter of the heart but just draw the outline of the shapes, don’t color in.
- fill in the background of the inside of the hearts with warm colored watercolor paint, tell students they can paint right over their drawings because the oil pastel resists the water
- fill in the background behind the heart with cool colors
- glue to colored construction paper and put on drying rack
Thanks to Create Art With Me for my inspiration!