Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School Art, Oakland, CA

Participants: Sarah Schoen

Teacher: Susan A. Walton

Title: My Rocket

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials and techniques: Paint, fabric, markers

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so πŸ™‚

About: I had a great time creating my rocket. I was inspired by math class and some cartoons. In math class I was inspired by fractals. It was fun to combine fractals in the shape of cartoons into the creation of my rocket.

Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School Art, Oakland, CA

Participants: Lucy Quintella

Teacher: Susan A. Walton

Title: Candy Corn Rocket

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: I used pencils, paint, fabric, and a little bit of pastel.

Did you enjoy this project? I had a good time working on the project. I had never done anything with rockets before, so it was good to try something new.

About: My artwork was inspired by one of my brother’s favorite candies. I was trying to make it a happy theme and go with brighter colors. When people look at my work I would like them to think, “Wow! That artist is happy.”

Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School Art, Oakland, CA

Participants: Tyra Hamilton

Teacher: Susan A. Walton

Title: Blast off

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials and techniques: Fabric, paint, yarn, markers, silver/gold paint. Are techniques were practice, time, and research.

About: I think that my rocket is a little different from the other rocket. First of all because it is not the traditional rocket that u would imagine, it a taco made into a rocket. Second of all I don’t think that my teacher choose me because she thinks that my drawing is really great but because she liked my imaginary thinking.

I was happy and surprised when I was chosen for the dream rocket, because I didn’t think I would make it. Now I know that art is not all about being a good drawer but it’s about your ideas, and thinking outside the box. I felt comfortable drawing my rocket because our teacher let us move slowly and do a lot of rough draft before we had to do the real thing and that made me feel confident about my final rocket.

Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School Art, Oakland, CA

Participants: Michael Paltiel

Teacher: Susan A. Walton

Title: We Have Liftoff

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: I painted my rocket onto fabric. Before I painted on the fabric, I drew lots of rough drafts and sketches. When I decided it looked just right, I painted it onto fabric. I used fabric, paint, pencils, colored pencils, and paper.

Did you enjoy this project? Only I painted my rocket, but I got lots of inspiration from my classmates. I really loved working on this project. I especially love the cause.

About: My artwork is about rockets and space. I picked this theme because am fascinated with space. I’ve always liked space-age looking rockets, so I painted mine with big curvy wings that reminded me of science fiction book covers.

Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School 6th grade, Oakland, CA

Participants: Sophia Bertoldo

Teacher: Susan A. Walton

Title: Earth to Saturn

Theme: Nature

Materials and techniques: Cloth, paint, and pencils

Did you enjoy this project? I did enjoy working on this project!

About: I am making this art for the dream rocket project in Huntsville Alabama. This project has taken me about two weeks to complete, starting with the quick sketches and ending with my final. For my rocket i have decided to give it the theme of Earth, since my title is Earth to Saturn. I chose the colors blue, green, yellow. i drew different lines to represent land and water and the triangular window is colored yellow as if to act like the sun. I created this art at my home and at the Montera Middle School art room ( room 402).