My first grade students studied the beautiful heart paintings of Jim Dine. We zoomed in on the paintings to observe how many of his works were created using a painterly style with lots of colors. Students had a blast painting and mixing tints of warm and cool colors on their papers, making sure to let their brushstrokes show. The second day, hearts were cut out and students used the positive and negative parts of each painting to create a large heart collage. They sure brighten the hallways!
Inspired by this exhibit from Artsonia.