Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Egg Prints

 The second graders had a blast making eggs ๐Ÿฅš with Styrofoam plates and ink.  We did the project a week before Easter ๐Ÿฅ, so the project brought about much enthusiasm๐Ÿ˜€ and excitement๐Ÿ˜.

The kids traced an egg๐Ÿฅš on their Styrofoam plate.  I made tracers because they would have had teeny tiny eggs๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš that would have looked like jellybeans.
They decorated with the butt of the paintbrush๐Ÿ–Œ.
They used the ink from Dick Blick.

For other printmaking projects from 2 Soul Sisters, click HERE.

Sing it and Preach it, Loretta.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

eM Bracelets (#maclaycares)

See these links below for other post on this Faculty Excellence Grant:
For the back story check the links above. We ordered our cards from Vista Print. Below is a student learning how to make a slip knot by using technology in the art class room.
We used a slab roller and some rubber stamps to create the textures on the bracelets.

Here are some great links at why we should embed eMpathy in our curriculums:

Best way to teach eMpathy?   Elvis got it right back in his day....WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bunnies from Handprints

Handprints are always a fun keepsake for kids!  My first graders will always have this cute bunny handprint from March 2018!

The kids put down their hand and I painted it with acrylic.
Then, we very carefully put their hand down.
Then, we filled in the details!


Elementary School days are Glory Days!


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rabbits and The Reset Button

Printmaking with Third Graders was a perfect pre-spring break art lesson.  The kids loved the process.

First, I showed the Styrofoam Printmaking demo video form Art Class Videos! (Thanks, Art Class Videos!)  The video provided a great overview.

To begin the actual art project, I had the kids draw a large bunny๐Ÿ‡ on a 4 x 6 paper.  They practiced and practiced until they were happy๐Ÿ˜Š with their bunny๐Ÿ‡.
Once they got the perfect bunny๐Ÿ‡, they penciled the bunny๐Ÿ‡ on the foam.
When they got the bunny๐Ÿ‡ penciled on the foam, they used the butt of the paintbrush๐Ÿ–Œ to make the pencil✎ grooves wider.

With much excitement, the inking process began!  I use the water soluble ink from Dick Blick.
I think the prints are just Hippity Hopping Awesome๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡!


With printmaking, you have to be totally organized.  If it is one of those not so on top of things weeks, do not do printmaking.  Printmaking is a great project for kids.  Yes, it is a bit messy, but results are so worth it!

Over the last few days, I had a reunion with my college roommates.  Oh what fun!  Luckily, it was my spring break☀ and they had flexible schedules that allowed time for the reuniting at the beach๐ŸŒด.  In Jodi's kitchen, there is a sign that reads "This Kitchen is For Dancing"๐Ÿ’ƒ.  We danced for four solid days, and not just in the kitchen.

Here's a few shots from our pre-walk on the beach๐Ÿ– photo๐Ÿ“ธ shoot.  

Our favorite sing and dance song was Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley.

Sometimes, you gotta find a way to push the reset button ๐Ÿ”ฒ.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Clay Wind Chimes (Maclay Auction)

Aren't these just fabulous? Lower School Art Teacher, Cathy Hicks, created clay leaf and acorn shapes out of clay that were taken to the next level and made into a wind chime. To see our other pieces you can follow @MaclayFineArts on Instagram and Twitter!
Lower School Art made them. Middle School Art helped get them glazed and fired. We had a few good friends from the auction event to string them up for display. The final piece is really nice.

We used Stroke n Coat glazes for easy coverage. In between the layers, we grabbed a hair dryer for fast drying.

Yep, at any should shop around....Ha!