What would Valentine's Day be without a little lesson about Jim Dine? Jim Dine: I know you're out there, here's my question for you--"Do you love or hate that you've become the iconic artist that most art teachers (elementary) love talking about right around February?" Really though...I wonder. I searched for Jim Dine on twitter, no such luck, but boy would I love to tweet him that question. So if anybody knows how I can get in contact with him (like maybe he's your cousin or uncle or something), let me know it'd be pretty rad.
I did this lesson with kindergarten last year, so go to this post to see more of the "how to" details. There was a slight change to the lesson. Because of time constraints, instead of using toilet paper rolls to stamp hearts around the border students just drew their own with sharpie markers. Although, I thought the stamping was pretty cool, I love the personalities of the hearts the students drew. When a heart all of sudden turns into a little person or magically develops a weird growth--I dig it.
With all the Valentine's Parties underway in classrooms this is what the Art Teacher's Valentine looks like:
If only the colored pencils were always that sharp...
What are you doing for V-day? I'm attending a super awesome Vintage Valentine event at the Joslyn Art Museum, you can call me Zelda Fitzgerald for the night.