Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mountain Landscapes with Markers

The Mountain Landscape was a quick and easy lesson for 6th grade.  Also, I think that it would be a great sub lesson.


Draw a landscape with Mountains.
The landscape must have 5 layers.
Apply elements and principles of design throughout the artwork.

Here is Joe Walsh with some good old Rock and Roll about Mountains...


Friday, January 12, 2018

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkins with Polkas and L.A.

We have posted on Yayoi Kusama in the past. (Click HERE) for other posts.  If interested in finding out more about Yayoi Kusama, Click HERE.

I did this project with 8th grade early in the fall.  It was a filler lesson that was completed in 2 class periods.

The kids drew pumpkins on black 12 x 12 construction paper.
The kids filled in the pumpkins.
The kids outlined with white oil pastels.

Recently, the 2 Soul Sisters tried to get in to see Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors at The Broad in Los Angeles.  We arrived 3 hours before the opening of the museum, but failed to get a ticket to see the Infinity Mirror Exhibit.  We will get a ticket when Kusama's Infinity Mirror exhibit comes to The High Museum in Atlanta. 

Look at 1965 and 1969 playing a game of catch with Yayoi Kusama's ball!  

We had fun in L.A.  The trip to LA reminds me of L.A. Woman by The Doors.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Connecting Shapes Using One Point Perspective

Here is a great project to teach drawing shapes in one point perspective.  The project was done with 6th graders.  To help with drawing the shapes in perspective, I showed a video by Nic Hahn.  For the video, Click HERE!  Thanks to Nic Hahn for sharing such an awesome lesson!  

I showed the video.
Kids began the project.
I discussed shading and encouraged the kids to use shading on the project.
The project took 5 class periods to complete.

We connected shapes, right?  Ever heard of Jack White?  Well, in this song he sings about being connected by love. 
My friend and I ❤Jack White and teaching art.  We are very excited about his new song.  Have a listen!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Eye Of The Dragon

We have blogged on this lesson before here:
Love how each one of these turned out incredibly different from the same directions. 
We used 12 x 18 white paper
Colored Pencils

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Dragon's Eye

This lesson was awesome. I ran across the idea on Teachers Pay Teachers. I used it as a sub lesson and I have never been so pleased with the results. All students were given the same directions and each Dragon's Eye is different. Wow! I am so pleased I plan to do another blog post on this lesson later this week. We really focused on the use of the composition of the paper while incorporating The Elements and Principles of Art. I didn't set a specific medium. Most students chose colored pencils and markers. Take a look and check out the detail in each eye! I highly recommend this lesson to others!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Scribbling with Jasper Johns

My 8th graders loved the freedom of this Jasper Johns project, but they struggled with one thing.  What?  They struggled with scribbling.  I had never expected scribbling to be a "thing", but it was.  Once they embraced the scribble, the projects evolved into a fun art activity for the kids.
For more Jasper Johns art ideas, click HERE.

I briefly introduced Jasper Johns.  I shared some of his artwork.
The kids made words with stencils.  They filled in with various shapes.
They kids used liquid watercolor to paint.

The Jasper Johns project was pretty simple.  This Jason Isbell song is pretty simple, but I like it.