Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Paper Mache Rattles...Shake Shake Shake...

Below you will find other blogs about this lesson from years past. It is always fun to recycle a lesson that is successful. Why should we use mixed media? It helps kids think not only outside the box but as if their was no box at all. 

Thinking outside the box (also thinking out of the box or thinking beyond the box and, especially in Australia, thinking outside the square) is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking.

To think inside the box. is to think in a traditional fashion, bound by old, nonfunctional, or limiting structures, rules, or practices. (As if thinking or creativity were confined or limited by a figurative box. Compare this with think outside the box.)

Where are you with your box? How creative can you get?

We have blogged on these before:

Monday, May 27, 2019

Celebration Of The Arts And The Wheel Throwing Booth

What is the Celebration of the Arts? Check out this link:
We used this event to grow the Fine Arts at Maclay.

How can you grow your Fine Arts program at your school? Check out this post and see just how to do that with a step by step guide that lends itself to your school's own twist. We also have a 177 page Power Point for you to peruse through to gather inspiration for your school's art celebration. What is the Celebration of the Arts? We have blogged on it several times in the links below, take a few moments and check it out:

Each booth is marked with our logo and sign stating the booth's name.

Saran Wrap makes the best way to put up signs. Then you can paint on the Saran Wrap mural.

We love Spray chalk too!!!

Thanks Maclay for the video! We loved it. What a great snap shot of the COTA Event.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cranking Out Collages!

This was a random end of year collage project for middle school. We had made printed paper.  I told them that if they wanted to use the printed paper, fine.  If not, freestyle.  

Most of the kids just have nothing left in them.  I had a few worth sharing.  I think these few are pretty good. 

To me, I find it hard for kids to grasp what I am looking for in a collage.  You want them to produce a cohesive unit with lots of stuff, but some little minds are not ready to wrap their mind around this concept.  So, you just take what you can get!  

Have a L👀K!

Oh, and of course, Frida!  Needs a monkey, doncha think?

Here's a song about Mickey's Monkey!