Monday, February 18, 2013

1st Grade Clay Coil Hearts

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.  Students learned about the clay process and were able to create a heart slab and attached coils to fill their heart.  Students also learned about the clay firing process and were able to see the kiln. Students used a crayon resist technique to color their clay to replicate the style of Jim Dine’s artwork. 


  1. These are so sweet! I love the coil patterns and the way they were painted! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Beautiful. What was used to color the clay pieces?