Valentine’s art lesson inspired by Jim Dine

valentines heart jim dine stained glass

Thinking of a fun and timely art lesson to celebrate valentines day with your class? Try this Valentine’s art lesson inspired by Jim Dine. The easy to follow practical takes two lessons and produces great results every time. Students can take these home or, put together, the ‘stained glass’ hearts make a striking display on the windows.

I’ve put together a full powerpoint presentation for each lesson, with everything you need: instructions as well as analysis worksheets. You can take a look in the video below.

It’s also a relatively mess-free practical art lesson. You only need:
* plastic pockets
* coloured tissue paper
* white glue
* scissors
* water and brushes
By layering the tissue paper, students can explore colour mixing whilst they are creating a vibrant artwork of their own.

You can buy the resource through the felt-tip-pen resources shop by clicking on the image above or in my TpT store.


I’ve designed the Valentine’s art lesson inspired by Jim Dine with Key Stage 2 and 3 in mind (that’s 8 to 13 year olds, for those who do not speak UK education systems). It requires very little in terms of preparation and materials. Also included are some great literacy opportunities with worksheets you can photocopy.

On the lookout for other great practical lessons with ready-to-go presentations? These projects might be of interest to you:
Ndebele scheme of work creating vibrant mini house sculptures
Five nature-inspired teaching resources
Resources to support teaching drawing

What are the calendar events that you celebrate with themed lessons?


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