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.