Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Have you ever designed a silk scarf with your kids?


This was a first for me in art club. I think the results are turning out amazing. Have you ever created on silk before? If so, comment below. I would love to see your finished pieces.
It all started with a classroom set.

 Here is the link to order:



 Sax Create-A-Scarf Classroom Program uses the simplest of processes and initiates students to create beautiful and sophisticated-looking silk scarves. There are many sources students may draw on for their designs which can be traced onto the scarf with Sakura IDENTI-pens. Program include twelve 8 x 54 inch silk scarves, five 10-color sets of Crayola Fabric markers, 8 Sakura IDENTI-pens, twelve 6 inch embroidery hoops, a lesson plan guide with step-by-step instructions which are sufficient for 12 students




Other links for ideas on creating silk scarves:

How do you promote your school's art? We started with Maclay Fine Arts on Instagram and Twitter. Give us a look and follow. We would love for you to see our way super cool art!
We just started the Instagram...but are posting stories all the time...drop by and take a looksy
You know me...I searched songs with scarves in the title and BAM - look what I found. Take a listen
-1969

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mara Morea Monsters

I ran across Mara Morea Monsters on Etsy at her store art4barewalls (click here).  From fineartamerica.com, I found the following information about Mara Morea.  LπŸ‘€k!
 i think i have a gift, i've been drawing for as long as i can remember and growing up in communist Romania i didn't have a whole lot of art supplies so i remember licking the paint on the walls in my room to soften it and then scraping true murals with my fingernails. i used to always get in trouble with my teachers at school for biting my fingernails but the truth was they were serving as tools.... they just didn't know and it was my secret. until my parents discovered my creations one day and since then it became a priority for them, as hard as it was financialy to provide me with supplies so that i may keep creating. cool story huh? :) i attended a fine arts highshool in my hometown of Timisoara, Romania and went on to a fine arts university where i achieved a bachelor's degree in graphic design and ambiental design. Thanks for looking! I'm new at this but i will always have new stuff. All my art is original. I use prestreched canvas, high quality primer. All my art is ready to hang. I use canvas that has a gallery or traditional profile, which means there are no staples showing on the sides. I seal every piece of art with lots of coats of varnish and they are so well sealed that FYI i dust the top edge of the ones hanging in my home with lysol wipes. I strive to be different and cool. My 2 year old is the reason i started painting for kids as well as for adults since when i was looking for stuff to decorate his nursery i was surprised not to be able to find cool art for kids rooms. So here i am.
So, there she is and there she was on Etsy.  I just loved her monsters and thought my 2nd graders would also.  I showed pictures of some of Mara Morea's work and the kids took off!  The kids loved that Mara lived in Atlanta, Georgia.  The capital city of our state!

Here is what evolved from showing the kids Mara Morea's artwork.

















I hope the 2nd graders art did not scare you too much!  

Ending with the Monster Mash-BOO YOU! 
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1965

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scarecrows In The Gardens, We Are Well Represented By Our Maclay Preschool! Pete The Cat Sure Is Rockin'

Shout out to the Maclay School PreK. They did a fabulous job in representing us at the Scarecrow in the Gardens. Pete the Cat sure does ROCK and so does our PreK. Special thanks to Sarah and Stacey for heading up the project. Love the red converse!

Here are other blog post we have written on this subject:

How to find out more information on participating:

So, every time I think of a Scarecrow....I think of The Wizard of OZ. Remember this clip?



Here is a fun video clip about Pete The Cat for those of you who know nothing about him.



I think you sure are a cool cat for stopping by to read the blog! 1969

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Burgers for Your EYES ONLY!


Oh, what a fun project!  The kids had a blast making burgers.  Although they look good enough to eat, they are for your πŸ‘€ ONLY!

Directions:

The best way to approach this project is piece by piece.  
1-We made the buns.  The kids poked the buns with toothpicks.
2-The kids made the burger.  They used a stencil to put a pattern on the burger.
3-The kids made lettuce.
4-The kids made a tomato.  They pressed their thumbs into the tomato.  The tomatoes looked more like tomatoes with thumb prints.
5-The kids made cheese.
6-The kids made pickles.
7-We let them dry.
8-I fired them.
9-The kids painted with acrylic.

Have a bite!










Back to the 70s with Little Feat and "Hamburger Midnight".


1965

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Silhouette in the style of Michael Prosper

Have you ever heard of Michael Prosper? If not check out the link below.

Michael Prosper Bio: A little bit about me. I am a self taught artist who was born and raised in London England but now live in Florida. My love and passion for art began back in the 70's. As a child vacationing on the south coast of England, I would ride my bike to a small lagoon with clay lined banks. Clay perfect for sculpting! My creative juices started flowing and I was hooked. Currently, I sculpt and paint in my studio, with the cat and dog curled up at my feet. I love to paint nature with a little twist of abstract. My wife and I like dragonflies so you will see some every now and then in my work. As a freelance artist I truly appreciate all of my loyal customers and I look forward to being able to offer you more interesting pieces art to add to your collection! I am always the happiest when I'm at home in my studio, I have to keep an eye on the Rag doll Kitten as he will have his paws in the paint in a blink of an eye, I love to listing to music when I'm painting so ill have Pandora radio playing, Danny Elfman music or Liquid mind, some days Pink Floyd. I enjoy making the mini videos of how I created the painting. Many of you have emailed me asking me to do a how to video so I will give that a try so so please stay tuned. www.michaelprosper.com

How did we make this super cool cat?
We used 9x12 white paper
Picked a color that we could add white to and discussed - Value
Figured out what out silhouette figure was going to be
Drew it on lightly
Added black paint for the finishing touch.

And with it being Halloween month - I couldn't resists this video clip!I do love me some Hocus Pocus!

Since Danny Elfman is one of Prosper's favorite things to listen too...take a listen!

And I will leave you with this song, so now you can JUMP IN THE LINE and work on your value paintings...1969



Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello, My Name Is...

Have you ever noticed how much kids love writing their names?  They do love their names.  Also, they love any project involving their names.  Check out these 2 projects from a previous posts involving names.  Click HERE!

Here is the latest, greatest project for upper elementary and middle school students.

Directions:

Kids divide the paper into 6-8 spaces.
Kids write their names.
Kids color and design each with marker.
Easy and Fun project!







A lot of names in this song.  Those crazy B-52s.


1965 
or
Karen
😏

Thursday, October 12, 2017

ELO...Don't Bring Those Markers Down Too Hard - Getting To The Point with Pointillism

Well, it is the end of the 9 weeks. Between Hurricane Irma and the ERB...we are ending the wheel classes with Pointillism. What is Pointillism? Pointillism is a theory and technique developed by the neo-impressionists, based on the principle that juxtaposed dots of pure color, as blue and yellow, are optically mixed into the resulting hue, as green, by the viewer.
Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement. It was primarily invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac. While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting. When was the Pointillism movement? Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Many of the concepts and ideas, however, continued to be used by artists in the future. What are the characteristics of Pointillism? Unlike some art movements, Pointillism has nothing to do with the subject matter of the painting. It is a specific way of applying the paint to the canvas. In Pointillism the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.

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Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement. It was primarily invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac. While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting. When was the Pointillism movement? Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Many of the concepts and ideas, however, continued to be used by artists in the future. What are the characteristics of Pointillism? Unlike some art movements, Pointillism has nothing to do with the subject matter of the painting. It is a specific way of applying the paint to the canvas. In Pointillism the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.

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Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement. It was primarily invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac. While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting. When was the Pointillism movement? Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Many of the concepts and ideas, however, continued to be used by artists in the future. What are the characteristics of Pointillism? Unlike some art movements, Pointillism has nothing to do with the subject matter of the painting. It is a specific way of applying the paint to the canvas. In Pointillism the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.

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Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement. It was primarily invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac. While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting. When was the Pointillism movement? Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Many of the concepts and ideas, however, continued to be used by artists in the future. What are the characteristics of Pointillism? Unlike some art movements, Pointillism has nothing to do with the subject matter of the painting. It is a specific way of applying the paint to the canvas. In Pointillism the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.

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General Overview Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement. It was primarily invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac. While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting. When was the Pointillism movement? Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Many of the concepts and ideas, however, continued to be used by artists in the future. What are the characteristics of Pointillism? Unlike some art movements, Pointillism has nothing to do with the subject matter of the painting. It is a specific way of applying the paint to the canvas. In Pointillism the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.

Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/history/art/pointillism.php
This text is Copyright © Ducksters. Do not use without permission.
General Overview Pointillism is often considered part of the Post-impressionist movement. It was primarily invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac. While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting. When was the Pointillism movement? Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Many of the concepts and ideas, however, continued to be used by artists in the future. What are the characteristics of Pointillism? Unlike some art movements, Pointillism has nothing to do with the subject matter of the painting. It is a specific way of applying the paint to the canvas. In Pointillism the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.

Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/history/art/pointillism.php
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 Here is another lesson on the blog for Pointillism:
Resources for information about Pointillism:
Art Education Blogs with Pointillism Lessons:


ELO...

Don't Bring Those Markers Down Too Hard - Getting To The Point with Pointillism
How well do you know you ELO songs? 
See what I did there?
1969