Heart Art – Mixed Media Lesson


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


  1. Section off paper into quarters using a ruler."<yoastmark
  2. Draw a heart that goes into all 4 sections.
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  4. Use oil pastels to draw patterns into the heart. Draw a different pattern in each section."<yoastmark
  5. Paint heart with warm colors."<yoastmark"<yoastmark"<yoastmark
  6. Use cool colors (greens,blues, & purples) to paint the background."<yoastmark
  7. Use a black oil pastel to outline the heart, then use your finger to smudge the pastel toward the background.
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