Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jim Dine's Valentines

I have to say I am loving these Jim Dine projects! I totally love everything and anything about February because of Valentine's Day and Jim Dine. Who wouldn't want to create something totally fun and colorful out of hearts! These three lessons were done by second graders and first graders.

Second Grade- Heart Collage

The Heart Collage idea came from Artolazzi blog, I changed my a lesson just a tad and tried black and white paper for the the background. I am running out of construction paper!!

This lesson took a total of three days.

The first day we painted on colored construction paper. They were to paint one painting of lines as a pattern and the other painting they printed shapes with found objects in the art room.

Next day I had cut their paintings into fours and we all shared. They were to cut four symmetrical hearts and paste them on four rectangles. If there was time we pasted four valentines on a 12x18 sheet of paper.

Next day students added the border with torn scraps. They could add some sequins on top of some of these to make art shiney.

I taped yarn on the back of these I hung up in the hallway.

First Grade Jim Dine Paintings and Heart Clay Medallions

This art lesson I saw in a School Arts Magazine a couple of years ago. These below are bone dry and waiting to get fired in kiln. Next week students will use glaze and I will hang raffia through hole. I did this lesson two years ago and they are beautiful when finished. I will post the entire lesson with finished heart photos.

Snow Flake Banners and Snowy Landscapes

I have to admit I have been slacking off on the blog. My students have been doing such wonderful stuff in the art room and I NEED to share it!

Kirigami Snowflakes

In second grade I always like to do a lesson on symmetry. I go this great lesson from Dali's Moustache, This project took me about 2 to 3 days for the students to complete. Cutting the snowflakes was a bit challenging to them, but I really think it was something learned and remembered. Several told me they went home and made their own.

I hung several in the hall in January with yarn.

Things to remember next time I do this lesson, purchase more liquid glitter! Easier for the students to use and less messy.

This nine weeks with my other set of second graders we will be working on Japanese Notan. Lesson on the balance of light and dark and incorporates symmetry I think as well.

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.....

Robert Frost
This winter lanscape project was a great one. First nine weeks my students did the tint and shade lesson "Ghost Tree". Second Nine weeks I needed a value lesson for this set of third graders.I found this one on another teachers blog, and totally forgot, where. I will found out and post that! I changed mine just a little and used shade too. This lesson also incorporates space as the color gets lighter and shapes get smaller as they go back.

Tint was used in the blue for the snow and shade with green trees.

This lesson took al total of two days. But we were pushing it. Maybe next time Ill take my time and stretch it out.

The paint spatters by far their favorite!!