Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, December 30, 2016

Soaring into 2017 with our CrEaTiViTy

I ran across this website:
Have you ever heard of The Imagination Box? If not, look up Diane Pagan on social media. She has some really cool ideas to share on her PLN.
I ran across this worksheet below and decided to do a mini lesson with my middle schoolers to see just what they would produce. The Toucans were a hoot! Loved them. Each one was very unique and had an individual personality. They used:
Drawing Paper 9x12
Sax Water Color - Liquid
Prang Watercolor
Oil Pastels
*mixed media

Hope you too are Soaring into 2017 with our CrEaTiViTy!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Month of Howard Finster Angels

5th Grade spent a month painting these angels.  This project was one of my very favorite ever.  I love Howard Finster.  I love folk art.  I love these 5th Graders!
The kids spent a lot of time drawing the angels.
I talked guided them by placing the same size paper as they were using on the board.  I threw one of Howard's Angels up on the screen.  I showed them using a ruler where to put the head, the body, and the hands by using measurements.  They placed hash marks to note the location of each major body part on their paper.  I really think this helped better the results.
We drew.
We painted.  They did mix their own colors for some parts of the angels.
We outlined.
We touched up.
Oh boy, check out these amazing angels.

We have posted many times on Howard Finster.  Have a look HERE!
Howard Finster was a preacher man hence the following song by Aretha Franklin.  Great gospel version, here.  Wowzy.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mooo'vin on into 2017

 Have you ever heard of the website Art Projects For Kids? If not, check it out here:
Kathy Barbro has some wonderful ideas for art lessons. This is one that I used for my 8th period, Art Club. I loved that the kids just ran with this project. Each cow has it's own unique personality.

What is going to MOOOOVE you in 2017? Care to share? We would love to know what kind of art projects you have in mind to teach. Share with us in the comments below or Tweet to us at
You all know that our Dad, "Bobo", taught us to love some Elvis Presley. With that being said...check out this of Elvis singing OLD McDONALD HAD A FARM...I am keeping with the  farm theme on this one ;)

Hope this post MOOOOVES you to get crackin' and create something!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Howard Finster's Undercover Angels

7th Grade made Howard Finster Santas Click HERE for Santa post.  When we were doing the Santa project, we decided to do Howard Finster angels to put around the Santas in the display area.
We looked at some of Howard Finster's work.  Click here for previous Howard Finster posts.
We focused on his angels.
Kids drew.
Kids painted.
Fun and easy for 7th Grade and really added to our display.
Below is Howard Finster's work for The Talking Heads album cover.  Look closely and you will see the angels in the artwork.

When you look at Finster's work, you really have to look to see the angels...Made me think of the song "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day released in 1977.