Heart Paintings – 2nd to 5th Grade

Hearts and Shapes — Painting in Layers

Second through fifth grade celebrated Valentine’s Day in art class with a layered painting of hearts or shapes of choice. They created hearts in oil pastel and painted a layer of watercolor, let dry and added a layer of rubber cement in a design. Then after that dried, they added another layer of paint. When the whole thing was dry, they rubbed the rubber cement off to reveal a beautiful painting underneath! I explained to them not to be perfect and messier is better in this case!