One of my favorite pop artist is Jim Dine and he is perfect for Valentine’s Day project. He loved to used hearts in everything from paintings to sculptures. Jim Dine (born June 16, 1935) is considered an important contemporary artist who helped to create the Pop Art movement. He was born in Cincinnati Ohio and was influenced by Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. In the early 1960s Dine produced pop art with items from everyday life. He used different popular imagery in his art, but hearts seemed to be his favorite. We learn about how an everyday object can be transformed into art. Our lesson works with line, color, shapes and space to create our pop art heart project.
Materials: Watercolor paper or heavyweight paper, watercolor pencils and or oil pastels.
Step #1: Draw a border around the paper.
Step #2: Draw a large heart that needs to touch at least one side.
Step #3: Draw three lines that go through and divide the heart.
Step #4: Use watercolor pencils, watercolor paint or oil pastels to finish your. Be creative and have some fun. Note: when using watercolor paper you can use masking tape to create a border as shown below. When paper is dry carefully remove tape.