Saturday, February 16, 2019

Art from the Heart

For Valentines Day, we made Heart Art in the style of Jim Dine, a contemporary pop artist. One of Jim Dine's favorite art subjects is HEARTS and he creates them in many different ways using a huge variety of art media. 

For example, these heart artworks on the left are: 

1) an acrylic painting

2) ceramic glaze on lava 

3) a woodcut

4) an etching with aquatint (looks like markers, right?)

To create our Jim Dine-style hearts, I set up four art stations, each with a different art medium to explore while creating a heart on a 4-1/2 x 6 inch piece of poster board. They could use one or several media for each heart, but they needed to try each medium at least once while creating a total of four hearts. 

Media included tempera painting and printing, watercolor, drawing media (markers, Sharpies, pastels), and collage elements.

When all of their hearts were completed and dry, we mounted them neatly on a piece of black or white poster board.

Each heart painting tells a story in this piece.

This artist likes metallics and cool pastel colors.

These hearts vary greatly in style, color, and media!

These fun heart shapes are painted in bright, bold colors. 

This artist always uses blue with strong, bold images.
We also made Valentine cards to give to family and friends. We used lots of art media and imagination to make them. Here are a few of our creations:

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