- 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!
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How lucky we are that inspiration can come from everywhere. This lesson idea was sparked by a personal experience that I had with a very special fortune cookie from nearly 20 years ago. I shared the story with my students … Continue reading
The Creative Arts students participated in a collaborative art making experience designed around the theme: celebrity. These collaborative works of art were created by the combined aesthetic decisions and contributions of three different students, who were known to each other … Continue reading
Inspired by Andy Warhol and other pop artists – my students created these fun pop prints! Click here to read more about the lesson!
This colored pencil drawing lesson had several learning layers that added to its sweetness! We drew, we shaded and learned about color and value. We also looked at several living artists whose work is physically made from sweets or artists … Continue reading
The bike…our first drawing assignment of the year. More than 75% of my students this year are new art students. I love watching kids do things they never thought they could do. Ride on!
Welcome back to School! As part of the AENJ 2013 Conference, I participated in the “Idea Emporium!” Here are some PDF lessons that I shared at this fun event. Whether you were there or not, here are some lesson ideas!! … Continue reading
The Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) is New Jersey’s Art Ed. organization with over 1,000 members. I currently serve on the Executive Board as the President Elect and am also the Conference Co-Chair. My colleague, Ellen and I are … 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
Inspiration and ideas come from everywhere….it’s sensory and stimulating – and it’s what makes life so interesting!! This lesson idea came from a variety a wonderful conversations with colleagues and a children’s book called, Patches. I set out to develop … Continue reading