Jim Dine Shiny Valentine

Jim Dine Shiny ValentineJim Dine, an American Pop artist, used a lot of common images in his art, but is best known for his heart paintings. His creative style is one students can really appreciate as he liked to experiment with colors.  

1. A sturdy backing is needed for the aluminum foil drawing. Old matte board is good, but any smooth chip board would do. Cut the board into 5″ x 7″ rectangles.
2. Distribute a board, glue stick and many colored Sharpie markers. Tear or cut a rectangle of aluminum foil about 7″ x 9″ for each student. The students cover one side of the board in glue, and then center and wrap the foil around it with the shiniest side out.

3. Students draw one large heart in the middle of the card, and then 3 or 4 straight lines from edge to edge that dissect the card.
All the sections that are made from this are to be colored in with different Sharpie markers.

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  1. j.
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    Wow! This blog is great. I’m definitely going to do this with my kids. Thanks!

  2. Amber
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    This looks like a great idea! I bet kids could take it to another level, by perhaps making layers of cardboard or textures on the cardboard/matte board before putting the foil on!

  3. JENRY
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    Thank you for your blog. I recently found your blog and have looked forward to every new project you post. I have used your ideas. This weekend our whole family made this foil art project. It was quite lovely and addictive. Jen

  4. Deann
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    My son did this project last week, and we were all impressed with how well it turned out!

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

  5. Anonymous
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    WOW AMAZING IT WORKS !!!!!!!!!

  6. Serena G
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    Can you use a something other than Sharpie Markers (oil pastels, paint, etc)? Thanks!

  7. Noel
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    This came out fabulous and was so easy to do with my 2 girls ages 4 and 6! Fantastic! They loves it! Reminds us of Romero Britto too! Thanks for the idea.

  8. Mrs. Hahn
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    Just did this project in my classroom too! They love the results. I did too!

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