Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy THANKSGIVING!

 
Simple pilgrims. Take a pic. Blow heads up on 12 x 18 paper. Then, show kids how to draw a big pilgrim hat. Paint the hat. Glue the hat to head with hot glue gun. Sing "The Pilgrim Song' by Ruth Roberts. Serious 1960s sound. Happy Thanksgiving to u!
 
1965

Louise Nevelson tHrOw oFFs


The base of this project is foam core board. 

We cut strips of foam core and hot glued strips to board to make individual compartments. 

Then, we glued random stuff in the compartments with hot glue gun. 

Next...we spray painted white.



 
Happy Wednesday, November 26, 2014
1965

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monochromatic Guitars (Picasso Blue Period)



12x18 blue paper
Painter's palette
Blue base paint add other colors to base paint to make a monochromatic lesson
Discussed Pablo Picasso (Blue Period)
Happy Tuesday!
1969

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cardboard Cut-Out Collage

Get a canvas panel.
Get some cardboard.
Cut the cardboard into squares and rectangles.
Paint the cardboard pieces shades and tints of the primary and secondary colors. 
  • My kids did 3 shades and 3 tints of each color.
  • So, there were 36 tints and shades of the primary and secondary colors.
  • Then, they did 14 random colors of their choice.
So, they painted 50 rectangles/squares.
Paint the canvas panel whatevs.




 
 
That is all.
1965

Friday, November 21, 2014

Maclay Visual Arts Supports Big Bend Habitat For Humanity's Festival Of Trees








 If you teach art, you must get involved in your school's culture and community. Here is one idea around Tallahassee:  Big Bend Habitat for Humanity's Festival of Trees. Yes, we used our regular lesson's art work and created photos of them which we in turn made laminated ornaments out of to decorate our CrEaTiVe Tree!  Then you must spread the word on social media. This was such a good out reach for our student artists.
Maclay Middle School Art Teacher

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reindeer!

Love these Reindeer! A FIRST GRADE one day project.  Idea from
http://artventurous.blogspot.com (thanks)
Just let my first graders put their "spin" on it.  (oil pastel/tempera cakes)




                     Rudolph Rocks
                           #1965

Donations of "STUFF" in the art room (Nasal Aspirators / Paper Mache)



We call nasal aspirators (boogar woofars) I don't know it is one of those things that just happen =) We have a ton of these from a fabulous parent donor. Over the years, I have seen several creative things made out of them but recently, I have had several ducks. Gotta love them! Moral of this story, just give it time on some of those donations and they will turn into super cool pieces of art!
1969

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2 Art Teachers and A Christmas Tree

1.  Get a tree. 
2.  Put random lights on the tree. 
3.  Put random art room stuff on tree. 





            Westfield School Art Tree
           With my art teacher buddy, 
                      Laura Harrison
                         #makinfun
                            1965

Monday, November 17, 2014

Turkey Line Drawings


Quick easy review of lines and a nice filler lesson in between projects.
12x18 dark construction paper
White crayon
Happy Monday!
1969

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh no, I left my glue gun on!

So. If you are forgetful like me, u may leave ur glue gun on. What to do? Get a piece of old tin and place ur gun on it. I used to paint on tin like Georgia folk artist Howard Finster. I just used tin snips to cut a corner off my painting. Here is a pic. 

                   #preventafire
           #makesmokeythebearproud
                   #tinroofrusted
                          1965

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Clay Rattle - Easy But FUN Unit


 
Maclay Middle School Rattles
2 Pinch Pots put together with clay marble balls on the inside.
Fire at Cone 04 (ramp slow)
Glaze at Cone 06 (ramp fast)
Easy successful unit!
1969

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kim & Karen both have NEW ART EDUCATION JOBS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! WE ARE EXCITED TO BE ORGANIZING THE BLOG AGAIN AND SHARING OUR STUDENT ART WORK...STAY TUNED FOR MORE TO COME
1965 & 1969