Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, September 25, 2017

Warming Up With Paul Klee Pumpkins on a Cool Night

First Grade learned about Paul Klee and warm/cool colors.  Here's how the project went down!  For more pumpkin posts, click HERE!


 I showed the video below to give a little background information on Paul Klee.

I ran across this post Click HERE for Miss Osborne'sTiny Art Room Post and we drew our pumpkins similar to Miss Osborne's 2nd Grade.  Thanks to Miss Osborne!  We used pencils to draw the pumpkins and the kids went over the pumpkins with black oil pastel.

The kids painted the pumpkins with liquid watercolor using warm colors.  They painted the background with cool colors.


Aren't these pumpkins just smashing?  :)  Here's the Smashing Pumpkins with one of their best, "Cherub Rock".


Friday, September 22, 2017

Astronaut Helmets...Thinking Outside The Box Or As If There Was No Box! (Paper Mache and Steam)

Crazy how one lesson here:
Turns into an lesson about outter space and Astronauts!  This lesson was to use paper mache strips and create a bowl using a balloon as the sculptural base. Did these 2 kiddos do that? Yep, if you turn their helmets over. You see in this lesson I had goals and expectations for my curriculum. They took the lesson and created something that they were interested in...just how cool is that!
I like to connect with other art teachers on the world wide web for my personal learning community. So, I do this via the blog, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. After I posted this, a really way super cool thing happened. You can see in the screen shot comments below.

I have to admit this was one of the most fun lessons to teach this year. Yes, it was messy...but so worth it to see what all the students would create. Below you will find other details from the 2 helmets.

Thanks for stopping by...1969

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Going to the Church with John Sperry

These are John Sperry Churches done by 5th Grade.  To find out more about John Sperry, click HERE for a recent post.

Have a look at John's Church.

I introduced John Sperry, folk artist from Maysville, Georgia.
The kids drew a church with pencil.
The kids colored with oil pastels.
The kids used liquid watercolor to paint.
Here's Hozier singing about Church.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Children's Art for School Auction...

Today we have our first auction meeting for this year's Golden Jubilee as Maclay turns 50. Here are a few projects from last year. I thought I would share for you all to see. Can't wait to see what our projects will morph into this year! Looking forward to working with the Maclay Fine Arts Team this year on another successful event. Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Cathy...lets do this!

Happy Early Birthday, Maclay! 1969