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, if you ask me, for an art fundraiser. MATERIALS • Chip board • Die cutter or good old … Read More

LOVE Lines

Students can make a Valentine card and practice using a ruler and do some very basic measuring, which is a 2nd grade Common Core Standard. MATERIALS • Multimedia or drawing paper • Markers, Stabilo brand recommended   DIRECTIONS 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 four squares. 2. Next … 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 a dozen of each letter cut out of chipboard. I cut 9″ squares of drawing paper to go … Read More

Robert Indiana LOVE Letters

This Robert Indiana LOVE Letter project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and makes a nice Valentine card 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 in the sixties that came to symbolize the peace movement. Students can make a similar image while practicing their 3D … 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 in the sixties that came to symbolize the peace movement. Students can make a similar image while practicing … Read More

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