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 re-interpreted the image in acrylic paint on to the inflated packing material that came in the boxes of art supplies that I unpacked this summer! Put back together like a puzzle, our nine-foot wide, air filled version of Starry Night is currently on display in one of the art showcases in our school’s lobby. Click here to learn more about my middle school fire/air unit. This year’s Art is Elemental topic has an environmental focus on air quality, air pollution, alternative energy sources, fossils fuels (extraction & burning) and petroleum based products like plastics.
- 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!