Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Famous Artists Jingo, great Lesson for the last week of school!

Have you ever played this game? What does it teach? See link for more details: Introduce children to artist’s tools, techniques, and terminology with this fun game that is played like Bingo. Each game includes 30 player cards that teach and reinforce basic facts and knowledge about art or famous artists.
Use them in the classroom to encourage group interaction and cooperative learning. They’re also great for large or small groups of different ages and abilities.
You can also order it from Amazon:
It can be found here too:
A good time was had by all. Kids learned so much by this game. If you don't have it, I would buy it for next year or for summer camp!

Here is a little history of music...check it out

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dreamy Cupcakes!

The cupcake project was one of those strange ones.  The 4th graders started it, but then we had to put it aside a few weeks to finish up some other things.  I feel like the break may have been good.  When we finally got around to finishing the cupcakes, the kids๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง were full of energy and creativity!


I told the kids to draw✎✏✐ a basic cupcake on an 12" x 12" sheet of paper.
Then, I told them to be create a dream cupcake.
Also, I told them that we would be using oil pastels.  

They worked so hard on these dreamy cupcakes.
I love.๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—

Please L๐Ÿ‘€K:

"Dreaming On" with Aerosmith thinking about these dreamy cupcakes!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Showing off Watercolor and Spying on Shaun Cassidy

The 7th Grade did a great job ๐Ÿ‘ on this project.  They worked and pulled off some cool artwork.  I love ❤ how all the artwork turned out so differently.

I told the kids that they were going to put watercolor down on their paper.  Then, I told them they were going to create ๐Ÿ–Œsome kind of a design when the watercolor was dry.

So, the kids thought a bit.
Then, they began using watercolor.  I encouraged them to add salt for a cool effect.  Most of them liked using salt.
On the following day, they added designs with sharpie.

A 2 day project with some really cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž results.


I have no idea why I thought of Shaun Cassidy and this song...but, I did.  I was just crazy about this guy...back in the day!  

Interesting facts:
Shaun is 59.
Shaun's mother was Shirley Jones.  Shaun's dad was Jack Cassidy.
He graduated from Beverly Hills High. (so did Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Cage, Betty White ๐Ÿ˜, Lenny Kravitz, Carrie Fisher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, ๐Ÿ˜ฒ)
He has been married 3 times.
He has 8 kids.
He is now an American television producer and screenwriter.

He changed a bit.

And so has

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tag The Art Game

Have you ever played this in your class? If not, give it a shot. Once our kids got the hang of it, the game was was blast. It challenges you to have to really think like an artist.

Other information about TAG:
Can be found on Tag is a collaborative art game where players take turns painting, drawing, and collaging while they create an original piece of abstract art. TAG is played with cards, dice, art supplies, and a color wheel. Plays are made by following a series of card prompts. The game ends when a "finished?" card is drawn and all players agree the artwork is done. TAG levels the playing field because it was designed for artists and non-artists alike. TAG's cards give enough instruction to get players over the hurtle of facing a blank piece of paper yet the rules are open ended enough to allow for creative expression. Easy to execute marks and a limited color palette create aesthetically pleasing results, so that all players, regardless of age or experience, will have a rewarding experience. TAG is fun for players of all ages and any number of people can play. It can be played alone, in small intimate groups, at parties, or at events as a community art project. For events we like to set up a canvas on an easel with big brushes and acrylic paints. Event and party goers are invited to contribute at their leisure and the finished piece can then be presented to the guest of honor! You are sure to come up with your own TAG applications. The game includes: 80 cards Color Wheel Dice Instructions 16 oil pastels 8 watercolor paints 7 sheets of assorted color cardstock paper 7 sheets of assorted color tissue paper 2 sheets of metallic paper 3 sheets of 11" x 15" watercolor paper scissors glue Paint brush 2 containers of glitter.

End of the year...bringing it all together....

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

First Grade Flower Power

First Grade had some fun with the flower๐ŸŒน power project.  


Paint paper with or without kids.
Give kids painted paper.
I gave a big circle tracer and a small circle tracer to each kid.
The kids cut out the flower๐ŸŒป and petals.
Then, the kids cut the stem and leaves.
Before gluing the flower๐ŸŒผ on the paper, the kids used a stencil and rubbed a dark blue crayon across the blue paper.  The rubbing was more defined in person.
After they had a background pattern, they glued the flower๐ŸŒท on the paper.


Here is a song by The Red Hot Chili Peppers that I like.  It is about flowers.
Have a Listen ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘‚

Monday, May 14, 2018

Elements of Art Bingo (Game Day / Art Review)

Our Visual Arts Department ordered this game as a review at the end of the 9 week wheel rotation. Have you ever tried it? If not, give it a chance and check it out. Kids loved playing it. It was a fun and relaxed way for them to learn.