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: Imagine Peace

Theme Chosen: Imagination, Peace, & Space

Number of participants: 2 – 6

Materials and techniques used: Paint, & colored pencil

Participants: Kennedy, Nic, Alyssa, Courtney 

What is your artwork about? Creativity, Space knowledge, & peace

Artwork 1: Essay by Alyssa“I put my imagination into use with placement and colors of the various objects in my art. All my objects are science related. There’s a lot of imagination in this work of art. There’s a lot to look at and it all “pops.” My art is important to the present/future it shows how everything is changed or has changed. There’s objects from the past and present, and objects that’ll be there in the future.” 

Artwork 2: Essay by Nic“I chose unity as my POD for my Dream Rocket Project. I chose this because unity represents how all your artwork goes together, and that’s what mine shows in a focal way. The theme I chose was space. I feel as if this is important to present/future because space is constantly giving us information about what’s above us. These are the reasons why I chose space as my theme.” 

Artwork 3: Essay by Courtney“My drawing is of a girl pushing away vines to find an imaginary land. There is a huge castle, brightly colored butterflies, and a golden road. My drawing represents the theme of imagination because of all the aspects of fantasy that is in it. The castle represents princesses and the bright flowers and butterflies represent a magical land. Imagination is important because every great idea was once part of someone’s imagination.” 

Artwork 4: Essay by Kennedy“In Jacksonville, Florida a few months ago, I saw stop signs everywhere with words painted under them. The most common one was “Stop War.” I thought this was awesome. The painted stop signs are smaller voice begging to be heard. Although their voices may never matter, I found this peace movement in Jacksonville was bold and brilliant. That’s why I wanted to paint this stop sign for the Dream Rocket.”