Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another Jim Dine Project

This is another Jim Dine project I did this year that was a fun one for the kids and with a very successful outcome too! I brought in several different sizes and shapes of paint brushes and had them do a detailed drawing of each. (similar to Dine's print below) I had them spend 10 + minutes on each brush and really notice all the details, especially size and shape in relation to the other brushes. This was a good project to talk a little about proportion and composition.

They had a choice to leave with only a sharpie (extra fine line) outline or use watercolor or colored pencils. I did this project in K-6 grades and even the younger kids had good luck with it.

Jim Dine prints

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jim Dine Valentine's Day project

I love this print of Jim Dine's titled The Handkerchief. I have done several Jim Dine projects over the years, but have never come across this particular print. I decided to experiment with bleeding tissue paper, acrylic paint and chalk and nu pastels to see if I could create a lesson with a similar look and feel. 

Here is what I came up with-

I have tried this with a preschool class and with  K-6th grade students at one of the schools I teach at. The kids loved choosing colors and applying the tissue paper. (the bleeding tissue paper is always a winner!). For the preschool class I applied the pastel and let them blend with their finger.(sorry forgot to take pictures at the end). They turned out amazing though-neither the students or their parents could believe they had done them. The older kids are only half way thru so I will post the finished projects next week.