Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, November 16, 2018

Celebrate The Arts FCIS Presentation by Maclay Visual Arts Teachers #FCISConv2018

How can you grow your Fine Arts program at your school? Check out this post and see just how to do that with a step by step guide that lends itself to your school's own twist. We also have a 177 page Power Point for you to peruse through to gather inspiration for your school's art celebration. What is the Celebration of the Arts? We have blogged on it several times in the links below, take a few moments and check it out:

How we tie in our themes for each Celebration:

 Best thing we did was document the event and keep good records.
 In these 2 books you can see just how this is a huge part in growing our Fine Arts Department.
Always take photos. Yep, this was picture day at school.

Thanks for dropping by to check out this post. We would love to be friends on social media platforms. Hashtag your celebrations with #CelebrateTheArtsFCIS so we can find one another! 

Hope you all found this helpful. If you have any questions, just reach out and we will be glad to share no point in you reinventing the wheel.  #FCISConv2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Pumpkin Sub Lesson with 3 Corner Suns AND MY Poor Oil Pastels

Oh boy.  I mean, I appreciate subs, but...  I had a humdinger recently.

Here is how it went down...
I had left the example.
Actually, I had left 16 examples that the second grade class had done earlier in the week.
I mean, wouldn't you think 16 flipping examples would be enough? 😣
On top of examples, I left clear directions.  These babies were typed, y'all!
I get back to find 😡 a large mess.
First, my new oil pastel box is in shambles.  
Those babies were looking at me like, why did you allow this to happen?
Then, oh my Mylanta, the CORNER SUNS!!!!

Have a l👀k.  Don't cry 😭 like I did.

So, yeah.  I did not get the art that I wanted, but I guess I got a warm body.  And, a warm body was what I needed.  Mick nailed it.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Born in the USA!

Here are some amazing Eagles!  4th Grade did a great job!  I wish that I could have posted these Eagles before Veteran's Day.  Oh well, at least it is before Independence Day!

I gave the kids a picture of an Eagle.
I told them to make a patriotic piece of art.
They drew with a pencil.
Then, they used oil pastels.

 For more post on Eagles, click HERE!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Most Colorful Pumpkins in Georgia!

It's that time of year!  Pumpkins and Turkeys!  Third grade made these colorful pumpkins .  I absolutely love 💙 them!

Kids draw a pumpkin. (provide example and talk about drawing the curved lines)
Kids color the pumpkin with oil pastels.
Kids color the background with tempera paint.
Kids use dot dabbers to dab on tempera paint dots.


That's all folks!  Gotta Hit the Road, Jack!


Monday, November 12, 2018

Character Education Words and Color Wheels

I like to incorporate a one school vibe in my art room. We are working on color wheel in class as part of the art curriculum. I decided to tie in our Character Education words this year. I ran across this website and wanted to share with you all: 

The Color Wheel

A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. Since then, scientists and artists have studied and designed numerous variations of this concept. Differences of opinion about the validity of one format over another continue to provoke debate. In reality, any color circle or color wheel which presents a logically arranged sequence of pure hues has merit.
Three color wheels - Harris, Today, Goethe 

There are also definitions (or categories) of colors based on the color wheel. We begin with a 3-part color wheel.
Primary Secondary Tertiary Colors
Primary Colors: Red, yellow and blue
In traditional color theory (used in paint and pigments), primary colors are the 3 pigment colors that cannot be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are derived from these 3 hues. 
Secondary Colors: Green, orange and purple
These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.

Tertiary Colors: Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green & yellow-green
These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. That's why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.
Links to other Color Wheel Lessons:
Other Color Wheel Lesson Ideas From The Blog:
Ways to incorporate Character Education Words into an art lesson:

Friday, November 9, 2018

Zentangle and Patterned Bugs

What is ZentangleZentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity.Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Have you ever tried it? If not give it a try...I do this all the time!

Check out where we have blogged on these before:
What is a zentangle? Click the link below to find out: