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3rd Grade – Peter Max Hearts

3rd Grade – Peter Max Hearts

My ALL TIME FAVORITE artist to teach is… PETER MAX! I love his painterly style… I am a painter myself, and just love his quick blendy brush strokes!

I have been doing this lesson for over a decade… not every year, not exactly the same way, but it never gets old. I start the motivation for this lesson with two short video’s I found on You Tube.

Here they are…

Peter Max in Studio

Peter Max in Gallery

Each video is about 5 minutes long. Once the kids watch these, they can’t wait to get brushes in their hands!!! Have fun friends!

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3 Comments
  • Paintedpaper
    Posted at 10:13h, 10 April Reply

    You know I love these especially the one hanging in my home! 🙂

  • zuzu
    Posted at 11:03h, 05 February Reply

    do you have a quick step by step of your student's process with this lesson?

  • Paintbrush Rocket
    Posted at 18:02h, 06 February Reply

    My classes are 45 minutes long. First day I show the videos of Peter Max, then we take a 3 inch poster board strip, line it up on all 4 sides of the 18×18 paper and draw a boarder. Then trace a heart in the middle. If there is more time, students choose warm or cool colors for the heart and boarder. We get that painted, using his painterly style. Next week, we paint in the opposite color group around the heart. While I demonstrate the decorative lines and shapes, it dries enough to paint on top. Students add their decorations. The third week, if they need it, a little black india ink dry brush detail with the decorative line. The key with painting, dip brushes in 2 colors, then paint a few lines, leaving the streaks, not back and forth back and forth. I hope this helps, please ask more clarification questions if needed!

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