Jim Dine lesson

Jim Dine s’graffito heart

2 Lessons and a Step by step guide.

Lesson 1;
Starter activity looking at warm and cool colours, with students discussing which category the colours belong to.

The main body of the lesson firstly looks at how to use oil pastels and the correct application of blending colours. Visuals and information are given, as well as the steps of creating a ‘Jim Dine’ heart; firstly applying warm colours to one side of the heart and cool colours to the other. A visual success criteria has been included, demonstrating the new 2-9 grading criteria and how students can successfully reach each grade.

The plenary activity is a peer assessment, focusing on of how successful students have been in the creation of their artwork. Sentence starters and sentence examples are included.

Lesson 2;
Starter activity looking at placing various artwork into warm and cool colour categories - this is designed to be done in pairs so students can discuss their findings from the previous lesson, as well as checking prior knowledge.

The main body of the lesson looks at building in the background of the art work, using oil pastels, before moving onto experimenting with s’graffito techniques in order to create texture and pattern within the art work. Visuals and information are given; as well as the steps involved in completing the background of the heart.

The plenary activity is a self evaluation, including sentence starters and questions for students to reflect and complete.
An extension activity has also been included; designed as a hands up assessment, where students can demonstrate their knowledge of warm and cool colours.

Step by step guide;
The step by step guide is a visual guide demonstrating the steps taken to complete a successful Jim Dine heart, written steps are also included under each image explaining the process demonstrate.

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Created: Mar 3, 2019

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