The first grade students learned about the artist Jim Dine through a power point. They learned that he is a living artist who was born in Ohio, but now lives in Europe. We talked about symbols and how people all over the world recognize what a heart is. We looked at different examples of Jim Dine’s work with hearts in them. We reviewed what abstract art is and also reviewed different lines and shapes. Students were able to repeat hearts in their artwork and then they had to choose two different lines and shapes to create patterns in their background.