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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jim Dine Valentine

 Jim Dine
June 16, 1935
He is considered a Pop artist for his subject matter of everyday popular symbols and objects. He is famous for his beloved hearts, bathrobes, tools, & Pinocchio.
We focus on his hearts for our Feburay assignment. I show a powerpoint of Mr. Dine's art focusing on identifying his style. 
We talk about what ideas he repeats on his hearts and come up with a list. We call this list the "style buffet", because I have the kids choose 2 or more from many things to use from Dine's style to intermingle with their own style and ideas on their heart. 
Colorful, Patchy, Bold Black Outline, Organized Sloppy, color blending, three dimensional shading, Print style (in groups of 2, 4, 6). 
Students use oil pastels to begin with their hearts. They can make them symmetrical or free form. I show them how to fold the paper to make symmetrical hearts or get scratch paper folded and cut a heart as a pattern if repeating is desired. We go over the positive and negatives of the oil pastels and warn them about the mess they can create. But, I tell them that the oil and smudge is what makes them work so well. Neat, tight, details will be hard to get and may lead to a frustrated artist. These pastels are meant for fast, free, blended art. 

These are the student examples over the last 10 years here at Mineola MIddle School..

Grant Woods 2014

Kimberley Ramos 2014

Tyler Stanford 2014

Ritik Gopal

Ranger Thorton 2014

Autumn Belcher 2014

Abby Hagan 2014

Blayne Carrington 2014

Rosalinda 2014

Dylan B. 2014

Dakota Hartog 2014

Sara 2014

Larry Blanketship 2014

Caitlyn 2014

Chrislynn 2014

Dakota 2014

Nancy Palma 2014

Kadavion George 2014

Rojelio Delapaz 2014

Alex Rojas 2014

Haley 2012

Tyler 2012

Brooke 2012

Gracie 2012

Ashley 2012

Celeste 2012

Caitlyn 2012

Tracy 2012

Carmen 2012

Daisha 2012

Emily 2012

Kelby 2012

Neil 2012