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Early [PK-K] Lesson Plan

Jim Dine Hearts for Kindergarten

Created on July 14, 2013 by MrsImpey

Great way to introduce symmetry (hearts) and watercolor resist using pastels and watercolor paint to kindergarten! Also, a great way to show hearts as actual art and not just Valentine's!

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1 session; 40 minutes per session

1. SWBAT identify works of art by Jim Dine.
2. SWBAT describe wax resist.
3. SWBAT identify the differences between an oil pastel and a crayon.

1. Watercolor paper
2. Oil pastels
3. Watercolor paint
4. Paint brushes
5. Water
6. Jim Dine power point/examples

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1. Look at various examples of Jim Dine's artwork. Talk about his art in terms of pop art.
2. Pass out and fold watercolor paper into 6 squares. Give students oil pastels and have them draw 6 different, creative hearts. Encourage them to use patterns. Discuss the difference between the oil pastels and crayons.
3. Paint each square with a different color of watercolor paint. Have students observe what the paint does on top of the oil pastels.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[K-4] Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning

Jim Dine

Pop Art

Texture, Rhythm/Pattern, Color/Value

Pastel, Watercolor