6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin

6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin

Created by 6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin

6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin

6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin

6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin

6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin


Title: Peace and Happiness

Homeroom: Mrs. Rettler

Number of students: 20

Dream Theme: Respect and Responsibility / Peace

Materials & techniques used: “To make it we used oil pastels and acrylic paint. For the paint I used a brush and stroked back and forth. I colored with oil pastels and smudged it to blend. I came up with the idea by thinking of symbols that mean peace. 

So I thought of a butterfly, and the design of it as a flag to represent our country. Instead of stars I thought of one big star and put an eagle inside it. I also thought a rainbow would be a nice touch because when you see one it puts a smile on your face.” 

Did your group enjoy working on this project? This was a very nice way to combine art projects with the themes for our school this year.

Participants: There are 28 different works of art. Each one was created by a homeroom of 16 – 24 students. I have taken photos of the work as well as each homeroom with their work. I also had them answer the questions explaining their piece and will be sending that along with each piece.

What is your art about? Our school’s theme this year is respect and responsibility. Each trimester we focus on how students can show this through self, others and the environment. Each grade was given a different component of this – 6th grade – environment, 7th grade – self, and 8th grade – others. I will be sending along a handout that was given to each homeroom to use in completing this project.Learn more about how this school participated at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPZzB6bkZwLUZkYzg/edit?usp=sharing