So this lesson was an extension to a texture and variety painting lesson I did with my first graders. The way that my scheduling went.. I had an extra day with some of my first grade classes.. so we looked at some Jim Dine artwork... then went to work on our own versions!
Students folded a piece of 9"x9" drawing paper in half (both ways), drew a heart in each square, and then went to town doing crayon rubbings and drawing pattern (a reinforcement of what we did earlier in the week). Once they were done adding texture, first graders used watercolor paints over-top of their crayon rubbings.. and VOILA - just in time for Valentines Day too (complete coincidence)! :)