Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Golden Art Project - Gustav Klimt!


I saw Gustav Klimt's art at the Neue Galerie in New York City during the NAEA Convention 2017 (For that post, Click HERE.)  Also, I watched The Woman in Gold on Netflix.  I just could not get Klimt's Gold out of my head. We posted on Gustav Klimt in the past. (Click HERE.)  After many months, a project possibility popped into my head!  
Here we go!

Directions:

We watched Woman in Gold!!!   Yes, my 8th graders really enjoyed the movie.  We spent 3 class periods watching the movie, but the kid's learned about some art and history.  I was amazed at their questions about the movie.  The kids connected and felt empathy for the Bloch-Bauer family and let out a loud cheer when Maria Altman's paintings were returned. 

Okay, now the project! 

1-Use the Elmer's Glue to crank out some designs.  Then, let the Elmer's dry.




2-Once the glue dries, get outside and spray the art gold!


3-When the gold spray paint dries, begin painting with acrylic paint.

A little paint, here.
More paint, here.
All of the paint, here.

















Honestly, I love this project.  The kids absolutely loved the project.  
Also, I love this Klimt quote.  

Ending with "Heart of Gold" with Neil Young.  


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Repeat Pattern Watercolor (Kyle Maurey)


Pattern in art and design is the repetition of lines, shapes, tones, colors, textures and forms. I think our US Art Teacher did a fabulous job at teaching this lesson.

What is Repetition, Pattern, and Rhythm?

What is repetition, pattern, and rhythm?  How do they relate to each other?
Repetition refers to one object or shape repeated; pattern is a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement; rhythm--is a combination of elements repeated, but with variations.

Repetition

Repetition is an object, form, or figure that is repeated.

Pattern

Pattern is a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement.

Rhythm

What is Rhythm?
Rhythm is like pattern, in that the same elements (i.e.shape, line) are repeated; however, with rhythm there are slight variations in the pattern. Rhythm is easily perceived but complex and subtle. Think of  water on a beach; it  continually breaks on the shore in lines that are repeated,  yet each one is different.








Take it away... Bob Ross

I believe, I believe everyday's a good day when you paint I believe, I believe it'll bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart I believe, I believe everyday's a good day when you paint I believe, I believe it'll bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart Let's build a happy little cloud Let's build some happy little trees There are no limits here Start out by believing here You can almost paint with anything All you have to do is practice There are no limits here Start out by believing here This is your world You're the creator Find freedom on this canvas Believe that you can do it Cause you can do it Give it a little touch Give it a little push Make love to the canvas Give it a little touch Give it a little push push Caress it, very gentle Grab it, lift it, fluff it You can go on and on and on Back and forth, back-back and forth Layer after layer after layer Let's build a happy little cloud Let's build some happy little trees There are no limits here Start out by believing here This is your world You're the creator Find freedom on this canvas Believe that you can do it Cause you can do it Relax, let it flow Think like water Relax, let it flow You can go on and on and on We don't make mistakes We just have happy accidents You can do anything that you wanna do Total power. Sing along Have a good time Dudu du du du dudu du du du dudu du dudu du du du Dudu du du du dudu du du du dudu du du du This is your world You're the creator Find freedom on this canvas Believe that you can do it Cause you can do it That you can do it I believe, I believe everyday's a good day when you paint I believe, I believe it will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart I believe, I believe everyday's a good day when you paint I believe, I believe it will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Easy Like Sunday Morning Op ART!




I loved this lesson on Op Art Sphere Drawing.  The 8th Graders got great results.  The directions in the video are perfect!  The lesson took a total of 3 class periods.  Thanks to Pamela Smader for such a great video lesson. 



This lesson was easy, folks.  Easy like Sunday Morning...



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Monday, September 25, 2017

Warming Up With Paul Klee Pumpkins on a Cool Night

First Grade learned about Paul Klee and warm/cool colors.  Here's how the project went down!  For more pumpkin posts, click HERE!

Directions:

 I showed the video below to give a little background information on Paul Klee.



I ran across this post Click HERE for Miss Osborne'sTiny Art Room Post and we drew our pumpkins similar to Miss Osborne's 2nd Grade.  Thanks to Miss Osborne!  We used pencils to draw the pumpkins and the kids went over the pumpkins with black oil pastel.

The kids painted the pumpkins with liquid watercolor using warm colors.  They painted the background with cool colors.

Wa-Laa!

Aren't these pumpkins just smashing?  :)  Here's the Smashing Pumpkins with one of their best, "Cherub Rock".



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