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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Artwork Number 1: Created by Connor Biswell in 2nd Grade
Title: Nature, Animals, Trees, Plants
Dream Theme: Nature, Animals, Trees, Plants
Why does this theme matter to you? Take care of the Earth and animals
What is your favorite subject in school? Art, I like drawing pictures
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? China

 

 

 

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

Artwork Number 2: Created by Keller Hurla in 1st Grade
Title: I like Animals
Dream Theme: Animals
Why does this theme matter to you? I like Animals
What is your favorite subject in school? Art
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? Zoo

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork Number 3: Created by John Craickshank in 1st Grade
Title: in the jungle
Dream Theme: Animals
Why does this theme matter to you? I like Dinosaurs
What is your favorite subject in school? Gym, because we play games
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? I would give it to my mom to hang in her room.

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

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

Artwork Number 4: Created by Daniel Rewerts in 4th Grade
Title: Dinosaur
Why does this theme matter to you? Because dinosaurs are history
What is your favorite subject in school? Science, because you learn about animals
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? The museum

“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

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