A Watercolor “ValenDine”

My 5 & 6 year old (Kindergarten/1st grade split) students learned about American pop artist, Jim Dine (b. 1935).  After viewing one of Jim Dine’s paintings, Imogen, I had them recreate a similar watercolor painting of their own while keeping true to Jim’s style.  This makes for a great Valentine project that both students and parents love. First, I discussed primary colors, secondary colors and complimentary colors with them. Primary colors: Red, Blue, Yellow.  Their job is to mix together {Read More}

a LOVEly Valentine {Art for Kids}

I did this art project with my 5 year old/Kindergarten class.  It’s really simple, but the kids enjoy it because they get to be a little messy. In the photos below, I used my almost 3 year old daughter as my little assistant to show you just how to create this simple project. For this project, we are inspired by Robert Indiana’s iconic work, LOVE, which was first created as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art.  It’s {Read More}

Jackson Pollock Valentine {Miss Misty’s Art Class}

Here is a really simple art project that’s suitable for really young kids.  I created this for my 4 year old students to give to their parents as a Valentine and they absolutely love it.  The artist that inspired this project is the American painter, Jackson Pollock.  It’s so easy and quick,  I’m able to give a short lesson on him AND complete the project within 30 minutes.  Instead of getting messy and using his “drip” technique, or paint pouring {Read More}