AliCat inspired Valentine’s Day Art Project
If you’re from Ottawa, I’m sure you have heard of one of our local artists AliCat aka Alison Fowler. For the last couple of years around Valentine’s day she paints many hearts and creates a Wall of H’arts. Her picture of her Wall of Hearts inspired me for a Valentine’s themed activity. It could be just for your class or a whole school activity.
Print out the outline of the heart here. Photocopy as many as you need. Cut the paper on the blue line, so it becomes a square.
Then let your students design the heart and the background using any medium they want to. I would display our ‘Wall of Hearts’ with all of my students creations on a wall in a grid.
I would put on the side of our Wall of Heart’s information about AliCat and how we were inspired by her. You can find a premade one here.
I think it is such a great idea because you have the same starting point and then the students can show their individual style and creativity. It would be so great to do this in different grades to see the progression from kindergarten to Grade 6 or 8. They also have something to take home afterwards.