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Heart Art – Mixed Media Lesson

Heart Art Mixed Media Project

Heart Art Mixed Media Project-Teacher Example

Heart Art – Mixed Media Lesson

Jim Dine is an American Pop Artist. He did a series of painting of everyday objects including things like hammers, robes, & hearts. This project is loosely inspired from Jim Dine’s Heart paintings.

I wanted a Valentine’s Day art project that incorporated hearts & art history, so learning about pop art & Dine’s was a great combination. We also reviewed repetition (patterns), warm & cool colors. Watercolor & crayon resist paintings are always fun to do!

Supplies: 12×18″ tagboard, oil pastels or crayons, watercolors, ruler

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Section off paper into quarters using a ruler.

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-Divide Paper into Quarters

  2. Draw a heart that goes into all 4 sections.
  3. Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-draw heart

  4. Use oil pastels to draw patterns into the heart. Draw a different pattern in each section.

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-draw patterns iwth oil pastels or crayons

  5. Paint heart with warm colors.
    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-paint inside the heart warm colors

  6. Paint the background with cool colors (greens,blues, & purples).

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-cool colors in background

  7. Use a black oil pastel to outline the heart, then use your finger to smudge the pastel toward the background.
  8. Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-outline heart with oil pastel

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project

    Heart Art Mixed Media Project-smudge with finger

If you choose to use this lesson or to repost it (written info or photos), please link it back to my blog. Create Art with ME

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