Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, March 16, 2018

Donut Worry, These Doughnuts are Easy Peasy!

Doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩!  I love doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩!  I love to eat doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩!  I love to teach kids to draw and paint doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.  For other doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 posts, click HERE!  My first graders had a blast cooking up these doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 in the art room! 

The kids used tracers and traced big circles on a 12" x 12" paper.
All the kids but one, traced a small circle and put a hole in their doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.
The kids drew icing on their doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.
The kids painted the background.
The kids painted the doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.
Then, the kids outlined their doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 with oil pastels.  To do this, they placed the tracers back down on the paper and went round and round with an oil pastel to give the doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 a defined shape.  The had to freestyle the icing.
Once they were done outlining, they glued pom poms, sequins, and small paper chips to the doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.


Check out these funny doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 puns!



Here is Elton singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Black, White and Golden Leaves (Maclay Auction)

This canvas made up of many small canvases is a nice piece that will be auctioned off at our Golden Jubilee. Cathy Hicks did a great job with her lower school artists on this piece. Scroll down below and see other examples of this project. 
To see other pieces of student art that will be auctioned off at the Golden Jubilee this year at the Maclay Auction in Tallahassee, Florida - just use the search tab to the right and type in Golden Jubilee.
How do we celebrate Maclay turning 50? We have a Maclay Auction. It is our Golden Jubliee.
You can find more information here:
To see our other pieces you can follow @MaclayFineArts on Instagram and Twitter!

and I shall leave you with this song....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Personal Perspective

My middle school students did a project similar to this one recently.  (Click here for previous post)

The kids watched Nic Hahn's video!  Thanks for such a great demo, Nic!

The kids drew shapes and began forming a basic design using rulers and templates.
Once they were happy with their design, they began filling in with colored pencils. 
When the shapes were filled in, they used black and white zentangles/designs to project to the center of the paper.
When they felt good about the project, they re-outlined everything to make the project pop!


This song makes me giggle.  


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Glass Painted Cake Stand (Maclay Auction)

So happy to let you all see this piece for our Maclay Auction. Our middle school students used glass paint and created a Gustav Klimt style cake stand. I sure do hope Mrs. Ree is good with our artsy piece. We have blogged on our other pieces for the auction at the links below:
We have a few more pieces of children's art to share with you over the next week, so stay tuned!
 How to use Vitrea 160 Paint
 Where did we get the cake stand? Walmart...It is from the collection. We loved the vintage feel of the milk glass. See below for the box. We love it Ree!!! I hope you are ok with our additions to it to make it more like a Gustav Klimt look.
How do we celebrate Maclay turning 50? We have a Maclay Auction. It is our Golden Jubliee.
You can find more information here:
After the students created with the glass paint, I had to take the cake stand home and bake in the oven. I shared the links to all of this above.

Simple and easy details.
Very cool Klimt like patterns.
You know we always close with a song, so here is to this CAKE tune for you,
Thanks for dropping by to visit and check out our art.
We appreciate your designs, Mrs. Drummond! If you are ever down in Tallahassee, we would love to have you on campus.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Who Are YOU?

I ran across this awesome project on YouTube from Mr. Schuette's art class.  The Silhouette Identity Project!  I fell in ❤ with it!   Check it out!  Thanks Mr. Schuette for sharing such an awesome project!

How did this all go down?


I showed Mr. Schuette's video.
I gave the kids an 18 x 24 sheet of paper.  (I would recommend using a smaller sheet of paper)
The kids taped their paper to the marker board and I turned on the projector.  When they stood in front of the marker board, the projector made a perfect silhouette.
They lightly traced their silhouette.
Then, they went over the silhouette with thick marker.
They took a few days to pencil in designs.  I encouraged them to make their project about themselves. They used their phones to view logos and such.  Also, they used rulers and tracers for lines and circles.
Once they got their basic ideas down, they filled in with sharpie.
Also, many used ink to paint and fill in their silhouette.  The ink was not for everyone, but some of the kids ❤ed it!


Who Are YOU?