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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dynamite hearts, Jim Dine style by Grades 2 & 3

These paintings were inspired by the American "Pop" artist Jim Dine. I think we all get excited when Valentine's day rolls around and we can enjoy the paintings of hearts by Jim Dine. The children love the colors and have no trouble trying to imitate his care free style.

For this lesson the children drew a heart shape, such a pretty shape to use, on a large sheet of white drawing paper. I selected a palette of warm color pastels to use in addition to a multi color palette of tempera cakes. The students watched a power point presentation which enabled them to view many examples of Jim Dines painted hearts. We observed and commented on the colors that were used as well as the application of the paint. The students were then set free to paint their very own dynamite hearts.


  1. What beautiful variety in their artwork!

  2. Perfect assignment for 2nd and 3rd grade! Looks awesome.

  3. Great blog post! The paintings are very cool. I am so glad to watched it. Thanks!

    Jim Dine Fan

  4. Very nice! I love Jim Dine heart art! :)


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