Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Christine, Sayler, Taylor, Katherine

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: The Mars Secret Rover

Theme: Mars

Group Statement: (Exerts from submitted statements)

Christine: On the canvas, we created a image from the perspective of Mars. In the painting, we drew a Mars Rover, a rocket, stars, space, and the rocks surface of Mars in the image the fore ground is made up of the rover and the rockets surface of Mars that stretches to the background, where it meets space. When people look at this I want them to feel amazed, and like they are actually on Mars. In the background we painted stars, the earth, space, a black hole and a rocket launching from the surface of Mars and heading back to earth after their Mars mission, to explore the unexplored. We made the rover the center of the image because we wanted to show the exploration of Mars. The reason we did what we did is that the theme of the project is Mars. I feel that our project represents the exploration of Mars very well.

Sayler: .. painted all the rocks and the rock textures. And the paint colors were black, orange, red, brown, and reddish brown colors. Also I had helped out with the space and the stars. I chose to do the rocks because I felt that I had done a good job at the rock textures..

Katie: ..my partners painted all of space including stars earth and a rocket launching to space from Mars. Also, there is a spiral galaxy too. They also added the base coat of Mars (brownish red) and the black space. I added details using a dry sponge to add rocky texture to the Mars foreground everything else was painted using a paintbrush. I decided to paint the Mars Rover because I was inspired by a picture of it on the internet and I wanted to show how innovation has helped us explore our galaxy and the universe. I hope that people see this image to learn that technology has helped us find the unknown and that we can go even further in the science world.

Taylor: First, we made a rough draft, we made a Mars rover in the middle then we made craters. Then the stars by splattering paint on it after that Christine made a NASA rocket blasting off after that I made the earth. I chose the image I made because it made sense because it is a Mars rover. It means space the final frontier.

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Shane, Cory, Jean

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Dream Rocket

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Shane: I have a piece of canvas and painted a blue and red rocket flying threw space with flames coming out of the back of the rocket spelling Dream Rocket. The flames are orange and red. In the distance, there is a faded moon, stars and a small picture of Pluto.

Jean: I did a project that Miss Mindigo made me do we made a rocket flying into space with a moon on the side the stars are the white dots that I sprayed on with a spray bottle and little tiny paint brushes I chose the rocket because it called Dream Rocket. I do not know how I feel about it.

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Steven, Ehler, Bruno

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Galaxy Dream

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Bruno: I got a canvas to paint our Dream Rocket project. I got all kinds of color and brushes. Before I painted, I drew Mars in the background. I painted the background. I got paint all over my brush, put it down where we wanted, then twisted as I ran out of paint.
I chose to draw Mars, in background Saturn off to side and a rocket going to Mars. I put stars in background. I want the person looking at this painting to feel happy because they are going on an adventure.

Steven: I used a 2 foot by 2-foot piece of fabric. I first chose what I was going to draw. Then I painted the background black. I did two layers. Then I got the planet Mars done. I chose it because it looks nice. It is a great feeling of exicelent’s. Also being proud. Then being the best I can be.

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Avyonna, Elizabeth, Patricia, James

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Mars Squad

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Patricia: I did Saturn in mars colors. And I did a moon rocket. And we did mars small. Venus small in the corner. I used acrylic paint. We chose Saturn because we need to have balance and Saturn was what was needed. It means nothing really. I did it because I didn’t want a bad grade. I want the viewer to feel like there in space. Or going to Saturn or something.

James: Specifically, I drew Saturn because of the Saturn moon rocket. We drew rockets because it brings out the picture. I used paint and canvas

Avyonna: After we made our sketch on a 2 ft by 2 ft piece of paper, we transferred it to a 2 ft by 2 ft untreated canvas. I began by painting Mars first while my group mate did the galaxy. I started Mars by painting it all an auburn brown color, then took a hard brush and took res to make a textured rocky look and did the same with black. On the galaxy, we took red, blues, teal, purple, black, gray, and orange acrylic paint to contrast the colors and made a space look. After that, we added yellow and white stars with a small brush all over the galaxy. We used the same style of painting we did on Mars on Venus in the opposite colors: blues, aqua’s and browns. After that we started Saturn, we used swooshing motions with the brush with the colors going from light to dark, the colors we used pink, red, yellow and orange acrylic paint to make Saturn. On the rings, we took red, yellow, green and white and pulled the paint over Saturn.
Why chose Saturn as the main part of our project to create unity. I expect the viewer to feel unity when they look at it.

Elizabeth: My group and I painted a picture of Saturn, with Mars and Venus opposite of each other. Venus on the bottom left and Mars on the top right. Saturn is in the center, creating balance in the image. There is two rockets that say “Gins” on them, to represent our school. We used multiple colors and textures. We used black paint to make a shadow under Saturn to create the illusion of a 3Deffect. There is many contracts between light and dark, and complimentary colors. We used hard “ruined” paintbrushes to blend colors and use a blotchy effect to the galaxy.
We choose the images to create balance and unity. The shadow and galaxy made space and created texture. When people view this artwork they should feel united or mystified by all the colors. 

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Shawn and Rochelli

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Space in Flames

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Rochelli: I have a two by two foot canvas. We decided to make different things. We used paint brushed, paint, plate, water, and canvas. We choose to do different things because most people where making simple Mars! (but beautiful artwork). We choose to just make it different ad a little of each other in it. We made the peace sign on Mars because we showing peace for what we doing. America flag because NASA is with America USA. We made earth because we live on earth; it’s where this event will be taken at. We added a heart to show the love and time we put into it. I want the viewer to feel joy and just feel that no matter where you are in life you’ll always be loved and I just want them to smile.

Shawn: I have a two foot by two-foot canvas. We decided to draw different things that we like, like the fireworks that we watch on the 4th of July. We drew the earth with a moon going around it, we also drew the sun s peace sign, an American flag, a NASA space ship. The rockets are fireworks on 4th of July, the earth and the moon stand for the earth’s rotation and night and day the Sun stands for the light we use to see the peace stand for the peace on earth the American flag stands for America, the NASA on the shuttle stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration that’s what I did to represent Mars.