Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Value Hearts with Jim Dine

Week one of a two week project: 
      grades 2-6

What does value mean?
What happens when you add white to a color? TINT
What happens when you add black to a color? SHADE
How important is it to have value in art?
White is on this end
Black is on the opposite end
        Pure color is in the middle
                what is pure color? Color in it's truest form right from the bottle
Tint is between white and pure it is a little of both mixed together
Shade is between pure and black and it is a little of both mixed together.
 Look at Jim Dine's Green heart done in the 80’s
how many shades of green do you see?
What other colors are prominent?
        What is hidden in the center? a mitten
What does the work mean? Could we make a story about it?
  Look at the next heart
How many values of red do you see?
How do you think he created this piece?
        can you see the brush strokes?
        if the artwork were only one shade of red, would it be a interesting?

ARTIST: Jim Dine 
born 1935-
He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement. 
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio
He attended the University of Cincinnati and received a BFA from Ohio University 
 He first earned respect in the art world with his Happenings
Pioneered with artists Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow, the "Happenings" were chaotic performance art that was a stark contrast with the more somber mood of the expressionists popular in the New York art world. 
In 1962 Dine's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historically important New Painting of Common Objects.
This exhibition is historically considered one of the first "Pop Art" exhibitions in America
Jim Dine’s Hearts were included in this exhibit
for additional information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine

PROJECT: Create Value Hearts in three colors
Step1: On a 12x18 piece of white paper draw 15 hearts about the size of your fist or smaller.
Step2: Choose three colors, white and black
Step3: Paint three of your hearts white
Step 4: paint three of your hearts in black
Step5: paint three hearts in your pure color (red)
Step6: Mix white and pure (red) together now (about 1/2 and 1/2) and paint three hearts
Step4: Mix black and 1 pure together (black goes a long way so just a dot at a time) and paint three hearts

paint: white, black and one pure (I choose red)
       12x18 paper 

RECAP last weeks vocabulary, etc.: 
Jim Dine: Value, Value Chart,  Pure color, Tint, Shade
DISCUSSION: Show Jim Dines work again
Collage: What does this word mean?
    Does he use collage in the green piece?
    What is he trying to say in this piece?
Overlapping: to place on top of something 
Balance: finding balance in your art is as important as staying balanced in life
      it is no fun to have someone let go when you are plying tug of war
           or jump off on the see saw. 
  How is Jim Dine's work balanced? 
Project: collage together a Jim Dine style heart with mini value hearts on a large heart
Step1: on a 9x12 sheet of card stock Draw a heart that fills the page
Step2: cut out all your hearts from last week
Step3: begin to lay out your small hearts into the larger heart
will the be light to dark, dar to light of random?
Step4: Think about all the things we talked about. 
Is it balanced?
Should I overlap?
Step5: when you get it just right you may begin to glue down each heart. 
Painted hearts from week 1
Card stock
glue sticks

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