Friday, April 27, 2012

Jim Dine Art!

So this post is a little late, I had executed this lessons back in Februrary around Valentine's Day of course. Jim Dine is a well know artist who's art focus's on the subject of hearts. His art is very kid friendly and easily adaptable to elementary art lessons. I used his art as the focus for both a 1st and 2nd grade lessons. The second grade lesson was a print making lesson, focusing on visual texture and pattern. The 1st grade lesson we learned about warm and cool colors. I asked the students to use warm colors for the inside of the hearts, and cool colors for the background squares. The media we used were crayons and watercolors. Some followed these directions, others not so much, but the results were quite varied none- the less. Here are some of the results.

Shaving Cream Marbling

I know that I've posted about shaving cream marbling before, but after having an actual marble artist visit our classroom I feel the need to post about this again!

This time I not only had the students marble their papers, but we then looked at patterns in Klimt's tree of life and incorperated that into the art. We used copper tempera paint for the tree paintings. Check out the results!

                                                     Teresa Hayes: Marble Artist!

                                       Tree of Life Paintings over Marbled backgrounds


Mayor's Art Show

Last week I was a proud art momma! Check out some of my students artwork featured at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for the Mayor's Art Show :)