Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, June 29, 2015

Walking Sticks with Dowels

Walking Sticks
Need a mass project for a Journey of sorts?
Get a 1/2" x 36" dowel
Decorate with colored masking tape
Use sharpies to make designs on the stick
Walaaaaa, Go on a hike!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Day Of The Dead - What is Dia de los Muertos?

 We did a unit study on The Day Of The Dead.
I researched some cool patterned skulls and found this website
Excellent source for many cool art lessons, check it out.

What is Dia de los Muertos?

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. It is a festive, joyous time of celebration. Day of the Dead is Mexico's most important holiday, which means they invest a lot of time and money into celebrating Dia de los Muertos, moreso than any other holiday.

Check out this website  for all you need to know on The Day Of The Dead. (fun facts)


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Art Camp-Growing a Cactus or 2 with Watercolor, Alcohol, and Salt

This project was snagged off of Pinterest.  Since we were doing art camp, we added a little salt and alcohol to get a few wows from the kids.

The Cacti Project 

Talk about cactuses being shapes.  Since we live in Georgia, we decided to buy a cactus plant at Walmart for our little campers to see.  We really do not have a lot of cacti growing in our area. 
Kids draw basic shapes with pencil.
When kids get the basic cactus plant drawn, they will need to draw lines and x's on each cactus.
Many kids learned that they had put too many details with pencil, but they all stuck with the project. 

We took a lunch break.

After lunch, the kids began to paint with watercolor.
They were given salt and alcohol.
They just pinched salt with their fingers and put on the paper.
The alcohol was in small cups and they dipped Q-tips in the alcohol.
Then, they squeezed the alcohol off the Q-tip on their artwork.

Lots of oohs and ahhs with this cool effect.


Of course, alcohol and salt reminds me of a song. 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


We have posted on John Cornbread Anderson before. Below are our 2 post. Click the links to see more details and explanation on the lessons.
These are a few pieces that my Maclay Middle Schoolers created this year!
Fun one day lesson with paint incorporating Folk Art!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

An Inside Look at Camp Twin Lakes, in Rutledge, GA, by Tour Guide Callie

Note:  I know this is an ART blog, but I just had to share a post about a cool camp in Rutledge, GA.  One thing for sure, there is hidden ART everywhere!
Here is the OFFICIAL Welcome from my daughter, Callie Ray

Like this cool Mosaic Sign-ART!
The wagon train waiting for upcoming campers
Callie Ray welcoming visitors to the office

The Camp Twin Lakes Office Building
The Official Visitor pass that Callie gave all her family members

Playground in front of the Media Center
The Empty Lunchroom
Love these rocking chairs outside the lodge rooms.
Very True ART
Sign ART
Callie providing the family with a walking tour of the camp

According to Callie, some SCAD students did these two totem poles

The letters on each sign are actually
ceramic and are made by the campers-ART
The tower is for all the climbers.
A pretty amazing ropes course for campers here
Smile ART!
The giant swing was cool.
The lake area-a different view
Solar Panels
What would a camp be without bugs?
Coolest Tree House Ever
A composting potty?  Nice!
Sundial for the scientifically inclined
Tie Dye Sheets-ART
Home of the many Talent Shows
In this building, kids were given the opportunity to interview some of the Georgia Bulldog Football team.
A friendly fellow in the recording studio.
The ART home
ART Camp Counselor Dream room
A Tie Dye Room to Die For-ART
A Library with books and DRUMS??
Quick Drum Lesson by Callie below

More encouraging ART for all
A Cool Pool
Throw clay on one of the four wheels and FIRE IT UP!-ART
Recycling Clay.  These folks think of everything.
This is the shape of the recycled clay

These are letters that are used on signs all over the camp-ART

The Campers' Home Away from Home
The above ART is so very true for many of Camp Twin Lakes Campers

Tennis, anyone?

Callie, the archery instructor
What ARTist does this remind you of, fellow art people?
Answer: Jasper Johns from Augusta, GA!
Brother Rob flexing the muscles.
Ella aiming for the yellow.
Callie's competitive dad attempting to hit the center.
Take me out to the ballgame!
Camp Twin Lakes even has a farm!
A crashed John Deere
Farmer Brown ART
Callie's parents attempting to re-create Grant Wood's American Gothic.  No pitchfork was available so a shovel had to suffice.
The Bike Shop
A Dasani Tower
Thanks to Camp Twin Lakes for inviting Callie to be a part of their Summer 2015 program.  Camp Twin Lakes claims that the camp is "life changing" for campers.  As a mother of a counselor, I believe the Camp Twin Lakes to be "life changing" for counselors, too.