Students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

Students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

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Students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

Students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana


Teacher: Virginia Berthelot 

Title: Stop for Freedom

Theme Chosen: Recycle, Freedom, Space, Peace/Community

Number of participants: 2 – 6

Materials and techniques used: Colored pencils, and pencil

Participants: Bernard, Micah, Brennan, Logan 

What is your artwork about? World Peace, Recycling and space

Artwork 1: Essay by Bernard“I think peace is something very important in this world. If everyone got along and didn’t have problems with one another this world would be very different. Where ever you go violence would be near, but if we could stop that then a lot of murders wouldn’t have occurred. If it didn’t have violence in Baton Rouge, it would be a different place. Everyone should stop the violence and get along with each other before we kill each other over crazy things.” 

Artwork 2: Essay by Brennan“The design represents the theme because there is a huge recycling bin in the middle of the picture. If more people would recycle then there would be less trash on the ground. Recycling helps preserve the natural resources. Also, by littering you can get a fine if you get caught. Please recycle!”

Artwork 3: Essay by Logan“Space travel is important because it allows us to discover new worlds and new walks of life. It helps us discover new ways of travel. It helps us know there is other things out there for us to discover.” 

Artwork 4: Essay by Micah“I chose freedom for my piece of artwork. I chose freedom because I believe in the right to do as you please. By doing this, it gives me the opportunity to thank my troops, fire department, ambulances, and police officers. I drew an eagle representing America and the right we strive for. So please fight for what you believe in, because I believe in freedom.”