A creative alternative to making valentines!
These four art lessons teach students basic art concepts and techniques while they explore working with line, shape, color, pattern, and texture.
Each of these lessons is easily differentiated for students with varying needs. They are geared primarily toward lower grades, but any of them are easily adaptable to some older students.
Warm & Cool Gesture Hearts are inspired by artist Jim Dine.
Patterned Hearts is math-connected and has a variety of variations.
Pop Art Hearts - Primary Colors introduces color mixing.
Pop Art Hearts - Warm & Cool is inspired by Wayne Thibaud.
Each of the art lessons in this bundle is available individually.
Lessons included are:
Warm and Cool Textured Hearts
- inspired by artist Jim Dine, a simple art lesson that teaches warm and cool colors and foreground and background. Includes an art reflection worksheet.
Hearts and Patterns
- a math-connected art lesson with several variations. Includes an art reflection worksheet.
Primary Colors Pop Art Hearts
- introduces color mixing and the basics of Pop Art. Includes an art reflection worksheet.
Warm and Cool Pop Art Hearts
- inspired by California artist Wayne Thibaud, focuses on warm and cool colors and introduces Pop Art. Includes artist biography and worksheet.
Each lesson includes the following:
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- National Core Visual Arts Standards information
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for the art activity itself
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson, if applicable
- ideas for looking at and discussing art
- ideas for connecting the activity to other curricular areas
- at least one writing extension
• three art reflection worksheets
• one artist biography with worksheet (Wayne Thibaud)
• printable color wheel (included in two lessons)
• basic information about Pop Art (included with two lessons)
These comprehensive lessons are designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis; and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of each lesson.
This resource also includes a description of the National Core Visual Arts Anchor Standards and an overview of ways Art education supports other areas of the curriculum.
Because I teach in California, each lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
Similar and related art lessons and resources:
Valentine’s Day Draw and Write
- quick write prompts for Valentine’s Day
- a variation on Zentangle drawing
Art Lessons with Patterns
- math integrated art lessons
Green Art for St. Patrick’s Day
- three lessons focusing on green
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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