Sharpie Scribble LOVE

How about making it “Opposite Day” in art class, one where scribbling is not only allowed, but encouraged? This lesson could tie in Jasper Johns for his textured letter paintings, or Robert Indiana for his LOVE art, and of course, a review of warm and cool colors. Would also look pretty great on a coffee cup, … Read More

LOVE Lines

Students can practice using a ruler with this drawing project, and do some very basic measuring, which is a 2nd grade Common Core Standard. 1. Students start with a square piece of drawing paper. (I recommend one about 6″.) They measure and mark the center of each side and draw lines connecting them to make the … Read More

Robert Indiana Art Journal Page

This Robert Indiana LOVE Letter project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and makes a nice Valentine card too. Robert Indiana made a famous sculpture in the sixties that came to symbolize the peace movement. Students can make a similar image while practicing their 3D shapes and shading. I started with my school’s diecutter and made about … Read More

Valentine Card with 3D Letters

This Valentine Card with 3D Letters project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and ties in with an artist too. You can decide whether stencils are best or not. If short on time or help, I have used them, but actually prefer the homemade look when kids draw their own.   Robert Indiana made a famous sculpture … Read More