Demi, Emma, James, Paige, students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

Demi, Emma, James, Paige, students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

Created by Demi, Emma, James, Paige, students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

Demi, Emma, James, Paige, students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana

Demi, Emma, James, Paige, students in the DSHS Art Dept. at Denham Springs High School in Louisiana


Teacher: Virginia Berthelot 

Title: The Key to Life

Theme Chosen: Art, Space, and Peace / Community

Number of participants: 2 – 6

Materials and techniques used: Colored pencils, pastels, and crayon

What is your artwork about? Space, remembering those we lost, and creating dreams

Artwork 1: Essay by Paige
“My drawing represents the World Trade Centers, peace, music, and outer-space. The World trade Centers were drawn because they are important remembrance to the United States. The other three were drawn because I like them. Music is a big part of my life. Since this is going into outer-space, I thought I’d draw it.”

Artwork 2: Essay by James
“My painting is inspired by Stephen Hawking. I was at my residence and was watching my evening program on the television. Stephan was explaining his theory on time travel; a picture of a galazy popped up and I felt compelled to draw and paint this wonderful piece of art. It’s going to be put on a rocket and burned up in the atmosphere.” 

Artwork 3: Essay by Emma
“A child’s imagination, unleashing genies, dreaming of new worlds; becoming a true hero; and where lions become kings, is so very precious and a blessing to watch and experience. Children are deprived of expressing these God given gifts. Now with phones and internet the child’s imagination is becoming extinct. Music and art are ways children may try to express themselves. These expressions or gifts should be taken into consideration by the guardians as talent. Give the children the freedom to let their imaginations roam free. Music and are becoming less and less appreciated. Bring the appreciation back. Give the children the ability to dream and imagine because once they hit the real world, the sense of happily ever after is gone.”