Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, November 30, 2015

Paper Mache' Mask...kids love this!


 
It is time for our Quarter 2 Mask Making Unit. See below for past post of Mask Making.
Kids sure do love to create with paper mache. So glad that each quarter I do this with 7th grade. Each mask always has a unique character...no 2 are ever the same. 
1969

Friday, November 27, 2015

Getting Silly With Seattle Sculptures

Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle was a fun place to visit.  My daughter and I got a little mischievous.  We had a blast being creative and becoming a part of the cool sculptures.  

Hanging on to Calder's Eagle
 
 
 
Smooching the Echo
 

Saluting the Echo

 

Borrowing an Eraser from Claes
 
 
 
 Callie & Mom
 

 
 
Pushing on Louise's Art
 
 
Pushing on Harder on Louise's Art
 
 
Giving Louise some Peace
 
 
 
Hoisting Mark di Suvero's Beam
 
 
 
 
I'll Huff and I'll Puff, but I Won't Blow Mark di Suvero's Sculpture Down 
 

 
Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle.  Here is a piece of Jimi's art.  Yeah, Jimi Hendrix did this cool piece of art.

 
Here is Jimi singing "Purple Haze".  In this video, he plays the guitar with his teeth. 
Cool stuff.
 

 
1965

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Turkeys not in the STRAW!

What better for a Thanksgiving blog post than a bunch of art from my third grade turkeys?  Third Grade did these turkeys a few weeks ago.  Seriously, they are full of strut.  Look and see for yourself.

Turkey 1
This turkey loves the mountains.  When JB was doing the turkey, he drew a sharpie line across the turkey's face.  What did he do to fix his problem?  He put a baseball cap on the turkey's head.  Is that problem solving or what?  I mean every turkey that hikes across the Appalachian Trail needs a ball cap!
 
Turkey 2
This turkey knows it is Thanksgiving.  He was in the truck below.  When the truck pulled up to get gas, he jumped out and started running.  He only has three feathers.  They all got caught in the roll-up door on the back of the truck.  Eek!
Turkey 3
The turkey below is in Ireland.  She is looking for the pot of gold.  She found the rainbow, but still no luck finding the gold.

Turkey 4
Do you see how big and fat this turkey is?  Well, he has been skipping his Weight Watchers meetings quite often. 

Turkey 5
AK's "girlie" turkey has on a beautiful red pearl necklace from Tiffany's.  Also, she is pretty stuffed.  She must like the breakfast at Tiffany's, too.

Turkey 6
Flint's turkey is standing on a tree limb.  He is looking for a place to roost high up in the tree.  He thinks that a high spot in the tree will protect him because he heard that Wile E. Coyote has been reading up on turkey hunting.  Turkeys have to watch out for predators. 
Turkey 7
Bree's turkey has small feet like Loretta Lynn.  Loretta wears a size 6!  Loretta loves to hang out with Bree's turkey.  They are btff (best turkey friends forever) because Loretta has small feet just like this turkey.  They can share shoes or sometimes even boots!

Turkey 8
Elle's turkey appears to be confused.  She thinks it is Halloween.  She put on all her orange feathers for the occasion.
 
Turkey 9
Wow, Daniel's turkey appears to have got into Grandma's eggnog.  Oh my, get that turkey some Alka-Seltzer, a big bottle of Smart Water, maybe a Bloody Mary, and a greazy breakfast.

Turkey 10
Lyla's turkey has been squishing grapes with Lucy.  Look at all the purple tracks on her paper. 
 
Turkey 11
Kyla's turkey is at the beach.  She told me so. 
The turkeys below are on the beach, too.  After escaping from the turkey farmer, the turkeys enjoy the warm sun and a day at the beach. 
 
Kyla's turkey is one lucky turkey!
 
Ending this post with Loretta Lynn and Jack White.  Loretta's singing "I Miss Being Mrs. Tonight."  Look closely, you can see Loretta's small feet.
 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends-
 
1965

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Festival Of Trees...A Camera Tree (Maclay Visual Arts)

This was our 2nd time participating in the Festival of Trees
Click the link below to see last years
See more details on the Festival of Trees, Big Bend habitat for Humanity website
 
Lower School (Cathy Hicks) and Middle School (Kim Daniel) used Art from lessons taught in class and made color copies to create the ornaments.
 
This piece of art is from one of our auction items but it was so colorful we thought it would make a great ornament too! (We will blog about Jet Set Fete Auction items in the future...stay tuned)
 
US use the digital photos from the digital photo class taught by Kyle Maurey.
 
We placed our tree on display in the front office for a week before we delivered it.
 
The camera die cut came form
 
We used our art lessons that we had taught. Made photos out of them and color copied. Then we laminated and used the new die cut (Thanks, Marty and Pat for funding!)
 
US AP Art Student MB had created this camera and when we all saw it we knew it had to be our tree topper! It helped bring the whole thing together!
 
Details of the lesson:
  • Teach Art
  • Photograph it
  • Make color copies
  • Laminate and die cut
  • Punch holes in it 
  • Use wire and beads 
  • Decorate with ribbon
A picture is worth a 1,000 words - 1969

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

License Plate Art (Maclay Auction)

We saw a cool photo of a clay license plate. Looked at it and tried to figure out how to make it. Red Clay that is low fire worked the best for us. It had more grit in it.
 
We used the slab roller to roll out the impression of the clay. We flattened the clay then put down a smooth layer of saran wrap then license plate on top. The waiting on them to get leather hard was forever. Had to watch closely because we didn't want any cracks to occur.
 
We rolled it. It took several times to figure out the thickness. Be sure to make the words the correct way or otherwise they will be backwards.
 
White clay doesn't work very well.
Fired at 04 on slow from bone dry to bisque.
We used low fire Underglaze. Using a sponge was crucial in getting the washed effect.
 2nd firing was 06 on fast mode.
 
Took out glazed with clear coat (3) coats
Put back in kiln at 06 on fast.
 
We chose to use 2 colors of glazes, blue and green.
 
Can't wait to see how these will sell at out auction. They look awesome. 
For more information about our Maclay Auction see link below:
http://www.maclay.org/auction

- 1969