J Goldcrown Hearts
Another project from Cassie Stephens!
This project was inspired by the street artist, J Goldcrown. He was originally from London but now lives in LA and NYC where he makes his work. He spray paints layers upon layers of hearts on walls using bright, vibrant colors!
This was a quick one-day'er for our 2nd graders. I don't typically do holiday related projects unless I can find an artist who ties in with that theme. J Goldcrown seemed like a perfect opportunity to practice drawings hearts!
Students spent class drawing heart after heart using chalk. They went over their hearts several times so that they appeared a little bit brighter and bolder. We also focused on overlapping to create a layered effect. This was great practice for students who struggled initially drawing hearts. The repetitive shape helped them to practice it over and over. Lastly, they traced each heart a couple times with their fingers so it smudged just a bit.
Robert Indiana Collage
Check out these Robert Indiana inspired prints! This project came from Cassie Stephens and her fabulous blog! Read the details from last year here!
We continued talking about form with this project inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketches of a robot! Read more about the details from last year's post here! Otherwise, check out some photos below!
Robert Indiana Prints
Robert Indiana is a contemporary American Pop Artist. Robert works with popular words in his work such as Love, Amor, and Hope. A lot of his art draws inspiration from what is happening in the world. For example, his “Hope” sculpture was made for Obama's presidency. He makes paintings of words too but is most well-known for his sculptures.
This was a project that I got from the lovely Cassie Stephens!
The first day was spent creating a pattern on a small sheet of paper and then transferring their pattern over to a piece of styrofoam.
The 2nd and 3rd days were a whirlwind of printing! Students colored on their styrofoam with markers and then printed them onto damp slips of paper. The first day was spent doing one-color prints. On the 2nd day, I showed them the beauty of rainbow prints!
The final day was spent gluing their four best prints down to a sheet of paper and then cutting out the letters to a 4 letter word of their choosing and gluing them down.
They turned out great and will look awesome on our Agamographs that we will be making!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.