Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Little Birdy Told Me....

This is a lesson that I found and taught right before exams. I think the results are pretty cool!
Teachers Pay Teachers had this lesson and I am glad that I ran across it!
Happy Happy Merry Merry and all that JAZZ! 1969

Friday, December 8, 2017

Having Fun with Ed Heck Christmas Frens!

What better Christmas project for 4th grade than Ed Heck fun characters!  Interested in another Ed Heck project, click HERE!


I introduced the kids to Ed Heck and his cool art!
The kids chose a character.
The kids drew the character.
The kids painted.
The kids outlined.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shading and Shadows (with Kyle Maurey)

The charcoal shading exercise explored on this page is called 'graduated tone'. It is a drawing technique which can be used to create a strong sense of space and form. It is a very useful skill to develop for charcoal drawings. This drawing technique was quite the surprise and students performed really well during this session. I do believe Kyle did it again, teaching our students to reach higher expectations than expected with a simple instructions that focus on the bigger picture. Love these!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dabbing Christmas Ornaments

We posted on some really big ornaments in the past.  Have a look, HERE!   I revisited the project and had a little change in the method of producing the artwork.  The kids had a blast!

I had the kids in groups of 4.  I had 4 spouncers in 4 different colors of paint.  Each kid grabbed a spouncer.  I said, "Dab, Dab, Dab, Dab,"  and the kids dabbed.  When I stopped saying dab, they stopped dabbing.  Then, we switched spouncers so the kids had a different color and they dabbed again.  I really liked this method.  The results were more controlled.  


Here's the ornaments tucked in a corner with a construction paper cut like a tree 🌲.  My buddy, Laura Harrison, came up with this creation.  ❤

Want to know how to dance dab?  


Tuesday, December 5, 2017


I found this "Noel" project online.  Click HERE for the creator of this project (Thanks!).  I was looking for a one day project for 5th grade.  I ran across this project on Pinterest and thought, this is it!  The 5th graders really liked doing the project, but they seemed to like the results even better.  As I was hanging the work, they all were walking down the hall and pointing out their artwork.  


The kids taped the word NOEL with painter's tape.
Some used scissors to trim the tape.  Other students did not use scissors to trim the tape.
The kids sponge painted.
We peeled off the painter's tape.


The First Noel with NSYNC!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Maclay's Winter Showcase And The Display Of Our Ribboned Art From The North Florida Fair

Maclay's Performing Arts held a Winter Showcase last week. They asked the Visual Arts to display the art that was entered in the North Florida Fair. I just wanted to do a quick appreciation post for our Fine Arts Department. This was a nice event and the student display of art was really cool - check it out!

Needless to say, we think the Fine Arts Department is on FIRE...