Today, a student in fourth grade reminded me of this project that we did last year so I thought I'd share. Must have been a hit because he said "Remember the heart guy Jim Dine. I think I'll make some Valentines like him." Wow, he even remembered "that heart guy's" name!
|Love the earth hearts and positive negative hearts.|
After months of grumbling to myself when a student "ruins" a beautiful piece with a scribble of heart and stars, finally these students get to make hearts to their hearts delight!
The criteria is simple.
1. Fold your paper 3 times.
2. In each rectangle make a heart using line, shape, color and pattern (elements of art).
3. Each heart composition must be original. No duplicates.
I'm sure you can up the anti by teaching analogus, complementary, warm or cool colors, positive/negative shape, implied and real texture, pop art, shading etc. I am going to try to add some rigor to this project by teaching one of these concepts with this project.
Last year we briefly studied pop art and then I let the kids loose to create their hearts.
You'd be surprised how hard it was for students to think of 8 different designs and I did not allow myself to "give" any ideas.
|One of these hearts reminds me of playing cards|
. . . hmmm playing cards. . . giving me an art lesson idea for self portraits.
|This young artist created this cool texture with oil pastel and watercolors.|
|The black and green stripes really steals the show!|
|Jim Dine's Hearts|