Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Winter-Land Watercolor

Choose paper of any size. We used 7 x 13 pieces of donated mat board.
Discussed silhouettes, snow, background, middle ground and foreground. 
We reviewed watercolor techniques and started creating!
Fun and they all are different!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kindergarten Footprint with Baby Jesus

Love these!
Kids paint a small piece of canvas green or another color. (I like 6" x 6")
Paint the kids' feet and have them put on canvas.
Next, kids will use their finger and thumb to make baby Jesus.
They can use a small paintbrush to make the straw.
Have a star stamp for them to use to place a star in the sky.
Glue burlap to the back.
Kids draw face on baby Jesus.
Write Luke 2:12 on the canvas.
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 
Love Loretta Lynn's version of "Away in the Manger" 


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Clay Face Jugs

We have posted about clay face jugs before on the link below
We used white clay. Introduced students to slab roller and coil extruder. They were allowed to create a face on their jug as long as it was appropriate.  We let clay get bone dry and fired 04 on slow. Glazed with overglazes and fired again at 06 on fast. This is such a fun lesson with lots of art history!
More information can be found here on face jug history


Monday, December 28, 2015

Kindergarten Elves on the Wall, Not the Shelf!

Easy Elves for Kindergarten!
Kids paint a paper plate their skin tone and a small piece of white construction paper.
Let the paint dry.
Kids cut out ears with the painted construction paper and glue to face. (paper plate)
Kids cut out and glue the hats and collar together.
Hot glue pom-pom on the top of hat for the kids.
Kids use markers to finish up the face.
Kids add a little glitter to the nose for the "sparkling" elf look.
Help the kids glue the elves together.
The Elves are ready for the workshop!
Here's "We Are Santa's Elves" from the cartoon Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


Friday, December 25, 2015

How did the 2 soul sisters get so creative? (I think our parents had something to do with that)

Meet our parents... Bobo and GA
better known as Mr. Bob and Miss Elaine
Yep, you can tell by those matching sweatshirts that our Dad doesn't think like most! He thinks outside of the box and that is pretty much how our Mama raised be our own unique creations of God!
 This is how our Dad would wrap our Christmas gifts. Each year it is different, but this one was my favorite. The grandkids loved it. If it had your photo on it well, then it was your gift.
 We grew up as printers daughters. We called the printing company "The Shop".
It was a great place to grow up. We learned to appreciate many things working out there in the summers. To this day, I love the smell of dark room chemicals and I do believe this is where we all got our love of photography! The above photo was taken from a t-shirt design that our Dad had made.
 This t-shirt design was from a video store in town that we owned. Our parents taught us the love of a good ole' movie! Keep in mind that we grew up in a small town in Georgia. Reynolds had no red lights but we all learned to drive a car by the age of 10! Our house did not get HBO / Cable TV  until I was a junior in high school...just think about that!
 1969's parents and her daughter!
Growing up, we always noticed that our parents appreciated and encouraged the arts with us. From piano and dance lessons to taking art classes with Miss Mavis! If dad knew someone with an art talent, he would barter with them for us to have "arty" things. This watercolor was an original painting of the printing company. Wow, brings back many memories.
1969 and 1965 decided to exchange art this Christmas! I love my new folk art airplanes! 
Merry Christmas from the 2 Soul Sisters!
Enjoy your family and savor every is good for the soul!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Angelic Art by Kindergarten

Kindergarten kids make sweet angels! 
Here are the details:
These angels are approximately 16" x 22" (pretty large)
Help children cut out triangular shaped sheet from silver or gold wrapping paper.
Kids cut out wings.
Assist the kids with glitter.
Let kids cut out and design face.
Kids can twist the pipe cleaner, but I would suggest you hot gluing the halo and hair to the angel head.
Let kids help glue all the parts together.
All done!
Here's a really cool video.  Ever heard of The Piano Guys?  Here they are performing "Angels We Have Heard on High".


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Snowman Printmaking

We used linoleum blocks for this unit.
I went over safety issues with kids and the tools.
They sketched out a winter scene on front and used white ink.
On the back, they could carve out their choice. I will post those another time.
I am proud to report we had no injuries with the printmaking tools.
This was a good introduction to printmaking. We will do another unit that goes more in-depth.
Students started to notice which papers would make the white scene stand out more.
Below is a printmaking kit to help get you started. 
Good Luck!
Have fun - 1969

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Up on the Housetop, Stuck, Stuck, Stuck!

Oops!  Kindergarten got their Saint Nicks stuck in the chimney!
Kids write a letter to Santa on scrapbook paper.
Prep work-
Cut long, red rectangles using the paper cutter.
Cut long, black rectangles.
Kids can draw or trace boots and cut the boots out.
Then have them glue the boots to the leg.
The kids need to glue cotton balls to the top of the boots.
They glue the legs to the chimney.
Then, the kids glue the black strip of construction paper across the top of the chimney.
The last thing?  Glue Santa's letter to the chimney!  Draw a few lines to give the look of real bricks.
Here's the Jackson 5 with "Up on the Housetop"
Check out these lyrics-
Up on the housetop, reindeer pause
Out jumps good old Santa Claus
Down through the chimney with lots of toys
All for everyone's Christmas joys

Tito had just one desire
That he gets a new guitar
But he wants a guarantee
That it won't play out of key

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,
Down through the chimney with old St. Nick

(I said) Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,

Down through the chimney with old St. Nick

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fruity Filler Art (End Of Quarter)

Blending was a key technique in this lesson.
Color Theory was used to help figure out the fruit.
Colored construction paper adds a cool aspect to these pieces.
Wow, the blue background in this one looks like water in the CArribean. 
This one in nice with the greens...Oooo La La!
Nice touch with outlining in black made the cherries pop out.
My favorite is the black and blue table. It looks distressed.
Quick and easy 1 day lesson. We needed oil pastels and 5x5 colored construction paper as that helps with the texture and look of the final project. Each kid had reference pictures of fruit to create from during class. They needed background color along with a table color to emphasize the depth. Students were encouraged to blend the colors of the oil pastels. Quirky fact on this lesson is that cherries were the hot item of choice.