- Hi, I’m Karen Kiick! I am an artist and a teacher. I view both roles as important, but the teacher in me never rests. The satisfaction of guiding people to realize their creative gifts fuels everything I do. On this site, you'll find a bunch of art lesson plans, ideas, and student work. Thanks for visiting!
Category Archives: Art Show
In honor of Election Day, my Ceramics II students set out to select a social issue that they were passionate about. I wanted their opinions to have a “place at the table” and for their voices to matter. Their challenge was to represent … Continue reading
I just gotta say, kids are awesome! My students, in particular, are especially awesome. Six of my middle schoolers set up this year’s art installation, Aero for our Art is Elemental fire/air unit. My trust-worthy colleague and friend, and three … Continue reading
One of my middle school student’s parents works for the General Services Administration at the Federal Building in Philadelphia, and contacted me about doing an art display in her building in honor of Earth Day. As a mom of one of … Continue reading
As a “Kiick-Off” to our middle school Art is Elemental fire/air unit, we looked at some famous skies in art history. Each of my current sixth and seventh grade students received a 2 inch square cut from Starry Night and … Continue reading
Today, nine middle school students, seven high school students, and my colleague Mrs. Ellis, volunteered their time to set up the middle school art show and this year’s school wide art installation, “Tapped – a message from a bottle”. “Tapped” … Continue reading
Our HS Art Show will be on display this year in the media center where they hold the monthly Board of Education Meetings. (Strategic planning…and very intentional!) The show will feature the work created by the students in my creative … Continue reading
Spring has sprung here in the Garden State, and ’tis the season for art shows and art installations! I wanted to share some preview activities for the middle school installation, called “Tapped”. This year’s middle school, Art is Elemental theme … Continue reading
Congratulations to my student, Emily Himles who had her work selected for the State Youth Art Month Exhibit in Trenton, NJ!