Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Arielle, Taylor, N’ya, Lauren, Bobbie, Veronica

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: TABLVN

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Bobbie: We used a 2 x 2 canvas, acrylic paint, sponges, and paintbrushes. We put Mars on the bottom of the canvas. The sun is at the top left. We painted the word “Galaxy” in the middle. We want to make you feel like you’re in space we want you to think about it, we want you to feel what you want to feel about it. Just like outer space, everyone has different thoughts and opinions about it. To me outer space is weird and it makes me think a lot like “why are we here”, “How did we got here?” We just want you to think and have different opinions about it.

N’ya: I got a 2×2 ft piece of canvas and the tools I used were paintbrushes, acrylic paint, and our finders. We blended yellow, orange, red, and brown to make the sun and so that the sun can have shad and value. Then we made Mars we blended the same colors as the Sun but we added more brown to it so that its different.
We chose to do this because it represented us and what we think the sun, mars, and space would look like. I think that the viewer might look happy because the color white stands out on top of the black. Most of the colors are bright and really inspiring to me because it makes everything stand out to me. This is really special because I worked really hard to do my best and make decisions that everyone would like.

Veronica: We got a 2 by 2 ft canvas and started drawing. What we did was we used a sponge to glue texture to the sun and mars. We put steaks from a hard bad paintbrush and put it to use by making streaks on mars and highlights. We also wrote the word galaxy on it and made it have some value and highlights we finger-painted with the blue and purple instead of using a toothbrush. We sprayed from a spray bottle with yellow paint and water and made stars. We used brown, yellow, red, and orange to make the sun and mars. We gave it yellow stars and some white a little. We choose what we did because we thought it would come out good. I think it means space and colorful and happy.

Taylor: Looking at me poster, I have a 2 by 2 ft canvas. I poured a bunch of paint, black specifically, all over. I added water to spread the black paint. At the top left corner I put purple and blue paint and mixed them together. I put white paint in a spray bottle and shook it. Then sprayed it on the canvas. Those were used to make stars and comets I then added yellow to the stars. I sketched out the surface of mars and the rock there. I put the reflection of the stars and the moon on the rocks. Also the shadows. When I made the moon, I wanted to make it kind of weird but cool. I had a hot pink color, baby blue, and green and I kind of put them together. I chose this image because it’s space. All the stars and the moon. It makes me feel calm. I wrote Inspire on it because I want people to feel inspired when they see this painting.

Arielle: We took a 2 x 2 ft piece of canvas and put a large sketch of the sun, mars and a civilization of it with a spaceship hovering over the city. Using acrylic and paintbrushes we used brown, yellow, and teal paint to paint the city, the buildings were teal, and mars and the sun were brown, yellow, and red. That wasn’t visually appealing so my group decided to take black, blue, and purple paint and cover the city, and made a galaxy background. Using sparkly blue, purple and white, we wrote galaxy in the sky.
The image was chosen because we wanted to be simple but visually appealing as well, and be able to finish it in the allotted time. When people look at it I want them to feel conflicted. I want them to look at it and feel a whole flurry of things. Our project has no definitive meaning except the meaning of being., it’s meaning changes to whatever it needs to be.

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Natalie and Kailyn

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Obliviate

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Natalie: We took a 2 foot by 2-foot piece of canvas, and sketched a circle right in the middle of the canvas. After drawing our circle, we drew the different phases of the moon at the top of the canvas, and almost seems to curve around “Mars” our circle. Then we took 2 spray bottles and in one mixed water and yellow paint, and in the other white and water. We then shook the bottles to mix the paint well and went outside with our canvas, sprayed our canvas at an angle to create stars. Then my partner decided our canvas was boring so she added some comets and stars. While she did that, I took a sponge and added detail to our moon and planet. We decided on the moons because we wanted our viewers to look at it and feel like time is passing and nothing stays the same forever. We put the black detail in the moons to give it a crater effect but to also show that there is a little bit of darkness in all things bright and beautiful.

Kailyn: We have a 2 x 2 ft canvas. We painted it all black. We then put a red circle in the middle of it. Which we painted red, then added red, brown, black, white, pink, and purple. We applied those colors with a sponge to add texture.
I sprayed painted my canvas with white and yellow to symbol further starts. I also hand painted stars for closer more intense detail stars.
I put a super big comet with yellow, red, brown, and orange paint, I pulled the paint to make it look like its moving. I added smaller comets with the same value in the background.
After that, I added the faces of phases of the moons to symbol nothing stays the same forever. I textured them with a sponge using white, grey, black, and yellow.
I hope that the viewer feels time passing when they see this.

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Zoe, Ruben, Ariel

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Earth and Mars Collide

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Ariel: My group members and I were given 2 x 2 foot material canvas. We started off with a big circle near the top of the canvas that was Mars. We use the colors red, orange, yellow, brown, and black and attempted to make 2 value scale with those colors from dark to light. To do this effect we used multiple sized brushed. Next we painted everything around “Mars” black, Then we painted 1/3 of the canvas blue kike 2 half circle we started off with aqua blue but then we made green patches on the “earth” (1/3 blue circle). Then we added dark blue for some value or to make the earth look round. Afterwards we went outside and used 2 spray bottles to give the Mars 2 dripping effect we used light orange and a bit of red. When we came inside, we added red and yellow highlights to each drip. Then we used 1 white spray bottle to make “stars” then used a thin brush to pull 4 lines out. Next, we added purples, greens, pinks and blues for a galaxy feeling.

Zoe: My two partners and I painted a picture of Mars dripping on earth. We placed our circular object that is Mars in the middle of our paper. We painted our Mars with red, brown, orange and yellow. We blended it with a sponge We placed our earth in the center bottom. Our background is black with splashes of white, blue, green, yellow and pink. We made our splashes with a spray bottle. The splashes are stars. We also painted a moon in the top right corner. I hope my viewers feel great when they look at our painting. We painted this painting because we thought the idea was cool.

Ruben: In this project, we used acrylic paint throughout the entire 2ft by 2ft raw cut of canvas given to us. We used a lot of brushes as well as different colors. For the “Mars”, we used reds, oranges, yellows, blacks, browns, whites (etc). On the “earth”, we used greens, light blues, dark blues (ets.) And on the sky, we used blacks, grays, whites, greens, blues, purples, lavenders, pinks (etc.) Exactly. A lot of colors.
We chose to create a giant “red spit ball” of warm colors dripping onto earth because we basically had nothing else to do. We had no other inspiration but then we were like, hey, let’s do something weird and do drips onto earth,” and “Hey that’s a great idea!” But as we look back, we have mixed emotions. What we could have done better. What we would want to do next time, but never regret. And when the viewer looks at the painting, they might feel wonder. Why did they make a giant red ball dripping onto an earth, well readers, because we are weird.

Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Created by Galaxy Middle School, Deltona, FL

Participants: Megan and David

Teacher: Mrs. Mindigo

Title: Mars Under Stress

Theme: Mars

Student Statements:

Megan: For my Dream Rocket Project I used a 2 foot by 2-foot canvas and painted Mars and space! I painted space and mars because I think Mars is the prettiest thing to ever be! I painted a big red ball (Mars) and a black sky. I used a sponge to create texture on Mars. I also used blue, purple red and green paint to splatter creating a galaxy-ish type / stars. I also painted on the yellow splatters lines coming out the sides to make it a less boring star. Using yellow paint, I created a constellation. That spells out Mars. I also made a red rocket with a rainbow-faded window. We also painted a white swirly line with different colors incorporated to create a galaxy type look.

This painting is supposed to make you feel creative, colorful and happy. This painting means that the galaxy is beautiful and vast. I used so many splatters and stars to show how vast it is. I used the different colors to show that not all stars are yellow because the galaxy is so large.