- 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: Painting
Twenty three years of making art with kids has allowed me to learn a few things along the way! Man-O-Man, I love a good system…and having one for painting sure makes the job a lot easier. I thought I’d share … 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
Working with mixed media in the art room is like watching a tornado of materials and ideas flying around in circles until something settles into place. My students have spent the past two weeks working on their i.d.entity collages. My … Continue reading
I just taught an art history lesson to my students that highlighted 500 years of self-portraits. For my students, I think seeing and learning that virtually every artist has created a self-portrait (or tons of them) during their lifetime, put … Continue reading
Here are a few of my students’ 9 x 12 color studies. This is all in practice and preparation for their large monochromatic tempera batik paintings – coming soon! They’re all pretty cool as small ones, so our expectations are … Continue reading