I bought a Valentine's card for my little boy today and it got me thinking about cards to make in school. So this post will cover cards, junior art and senior art.
1. Valentine Cards
Love you to pieces
Wax Resist Valentine's Card
Maaa! Or Maaaaam!
I remember my Mammy telling us not to shout Maaaaaaam at her when we were young. I think I'll have to make her a card like this for Valentine's Day :)
2. Junior Art
I give you my heart <3
3. Senior Art
Zetangle with Hearts
4. Looking and Responding
Here's is a quick round up of some artists and their art that deals with the theme of love.
Gustav Klimt - The Kiss
You probably have a copy of this in your school. I know I have one from Ikea. Although hugely reproduced there is something about this painting that captivates me. It is nice to paint with metallic paints for a change too.
Jim Dine - Sculpture & Paintings
As you can see hearts are the subject of Jim Dine's work. Perfect for this time of year!
Picasso - Paintings from the Rose Period
Following his blue period Picasso began to paint clowns, harlequins and carnival performers using warm colours. This change in palette creates a cheerful atmosphere, a change from the despair and loneliness depicted during the blue period.
Have children paint a picture using tint and shades of red. A perfect project for Valentine's Day.
A beautiful monument and a wonder of the world. The love story of why the Taj Mahal was built is worth sharing with your class.
If you teach younger classes they might enjoy 'skinamarinky dinky dink dink' https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7vPzg7VLUsY
I hope I've given you some art inspiration. Wishing you all a happy Valentine's Day :)