First graders learned about the artist Jim Dine through a Power Point Presentation. They viewed several of his paintings. They learned that Jim Dine loved to paint hearts and use bright colors in his paintings.
First graders learned how to draw a SYMMETRICAL heart by folding a square piece of paper in half and drawing half of a heart. Next they cut out the heart shape. They then created patterns around the heart shape using markers, and then added texture using a crayon and rubbing plate.
First graders then glued strips of black paper inside the heart shape. They then learned how to weave tissue paper through the black strips using the over and under technique. They did a great job!