St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in Kansas

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in Kansas

Created by St. Mary’s Elementary School in St. Mary’s, Kansas AND Rossville Grade School in Rossville, Kansas

What is the story behind these artworks?
These artworks were created during a week long visit to work with Mrs. Nadine Fisher (art teacher) and her students at St. Mary’s and Rossville Elementary School from Monday February 6 thru Friday February 10, 2012. In total 550 students had and opportunity to participate from grades K thru 6th.

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in Kansas

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in KansasArtwork Number 1:
Created by Virginia Crosby in 3rd Grade
Title: “The Glotzbacht family matters”
Dream Theme: Family  
Why does this theme matter to you? It is all about my family and I love them
What is your favorite subject in school? I love art because it is my family
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? Germany, Paxicola

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in KansasArtwork Number 2:
Created by Kiera Schoenfeld in 4th Grade
Title: “help save cancer”
Dream Theme: Health, Family
Why does this theme matter to you? Because we want people to survive cancer.
What is your favorite subject in school? PE and Art
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? Hospital

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in KansasArtwork Number 3:
Created by Lizzy Foster in 5th Grade
Title: “The Staring Night”
Dream Theme: Space, Moon, Sky, Stars
Why does this theme matter to you? It has all my friends
What is your favorite subject in school? Math, I love it!
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? White House

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in KansasArtwork Number 4:
Created by Sara Butchee in 2nd Grade
Title: “I Like my Family”
Dream Theme: Family
Why does this theme matter to you? Because they are my family
What is your favorite subject in school? Math and Science
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? Dincen

“OH MY GOSH!!  I cannot believe I forgot to show you!!  We are WRAPPING the pillars in the commons area (lunch room)!!!!  AND we thought that when Mary Downing Hahn comes, our visiting children’s book author, we should WRAP THE GYM DOORS!! 🙂  You have inspired us! 🙂 Thanks—Nadine” art teacher

St. Mary’s AND Rossville Elementary Schools in Kansas

The Wichita Eagle. Kansas.Com, Posted on Wed, Feb. 22, 2012

Kansas students create art for Dream Rocket Project, The Associated Press

Art created by Kansas students will be among those wrapped around a 365-foot replica of the Saturn V rocket at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. A visiting assistant professor at Washburn University helped elementary students from Rossville and St. Mary create 550 pieces of artwork for the Dream Rocket Project. A news release from the Topeka university says the Saturn V rocket will be wrapped with more than 8,000 pieces of art in 2014. Beforehand, all submissions are being displayed in venues such as libraries, schools and museums. A show is planned at the Wamego Public Library in April.

The young artists submitting their work come from hundreds of cities across the United States and other countries. © 2012 Wichita Eagle and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved. http://www.kansas.com  Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/02/22/v-print/2225431/kan-students-create-art-for-dream.html