Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, January 22, 2018

Catching Snowflakes!

I know that this art lesson has been all around the mulberry bush, but I just love it.  My first graders do not get snow much, but they love to think about it.  So, we gave this lesson a try, one more time!


I guided the students in drawing the face and upper body.
Many wanted to get detailed with arms, but I encouraged them to stick to the basics.
They used oil pastels to color.
They outlined with a black oil pastel.


If it doesn't snow, you can't catch a snowflake.
Here is Chuck Berry with "You Can't Catch Me"!


Friday, January 19, 2018

Overlapping Snowmen with Third Grade

I ran across these overlapping snowmen at Kids Artists and thought so cute!  Thanks so much, Kids Artists Blog!  Also, I loved the idea of the snowmen overlapping.  The project was done with third grade.  It was our first project back after Christmas break.  The kids really liked the project!

We have posted on snowmen before on 2 Soul Sisters:


I discussed the overlapping factor and did several examples on my marker board.
The kids practiced drawing overlapping snowmen.
When the kids were ready, I gave them blue construction paper and they penciled in the snowmen.
Once they were happy with the snowmen, they used oil pastels and filled in the snowmen.
The last thing they did was outline the snowmen with black oil pastels.


I love the snowmen.  I love snow.  I love The Red Hot Chili Peppers singing "Snow".


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ART for Kindergarten Kids!

Need an art activity for your Kindergarten and Preschool kids with the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Book?  I was walking through the Preschool Building and saw this fun activity.  Then, I ran across a cute video on YouTube that was so very cute!


Show this video:

Then, have the kids cut basic shapes.
After they get the coconut tree done, have them stick their names on the paper.
I really like the yellow paper posted that has them count the letters in their name.
Great project to do art, literature, and math.


Here is a great song that you can show the kids!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mountain Landscapes with Markers

The Mountain Landscape was a quick and easy lesson for 6th grade.  Also, I think that it would be a great sub lesson.


Draw a landscape with Mountains.
The landscape must have 5 layers.
Apply elements and principles of design throughout the artwork.

Here is Joe Walsh with some good old Rock and Roll about Mountains...


Friday, January 12, 2018

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkins with Polkas and L.A.

We have posted on Yayoi Kusama in the past. (Click HERE) for other posts.  If interested in finding out more about Yayoi Kusama, Click HERE.

I did this project with 8th grade early in the fall.  It was a filler lesson that was completed in 2 class periods.

The kids drew pumpkins on black 12 x 12 construction paper.
The kids filled in the pumpkins.
The kids outlined with white oil pastels.

Recently, the 2 Soul Sisters tried to get in to see Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors at The Broad in Los Angeles.  We arrived 3 hours before the opening of the museum, but failed to get a ticket to see the Infinity Mirror Exhibit.  We will get a ticket when Kusama's Infinity Mirror exhibit comes to The High Museum in Atlanta. 

Look at 1965 and 1969 playing a game of catch with Yayoi Kusama's ball!  

We had fun in L.A.  The trip to LA reminds me of L.A. Woman by The Doors.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Connecting Shapes Using One Point Perspective

Here is a great project to teach drawing shapes in one point perspective.  The project was done with 6th graders.  To help with drawing the shapes in perspective, I showed a video by Nic Hahn.  For the video, Click HERE!  Thanks to Nic Hahn for sharing such an awesome lesson!  

I showed the video.
Kids began the project.
I discussed shading and encouraged the kids to use shading on the project.
The project took 5 class periods to complete.

We connected shapes, right?  Ever heard of Jack White?  Well, in this song he sings about being connected by love. 
My friend and I ❤Jack White and teaching art.  We are very excited about his new song.  Have a listen!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Eye Of The Dragon

We have blogged on this lesson before here:
Love how each one of these turned out incredibly different from the same directions. 
We used 12 x 18 white paper
Colored Pencils