Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Created by Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Artists: Katelyn, Rian and Olivia

Teacher: Mrs. Feldt

Title: Uniting the Races

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic and fabric collage.

Did you enjoy this project? We all enjoyed the project. We put our ideas together using different materials. If we were to do anything differently, we would probably change the size of the people so we could fit more star…and change the stars to hand-prints!

About: Our group tried to accomplish putting different races of people in our project to show that they are equal. We put an American flag in the shape of a heart to show there is freedom and there is unity of all races.
Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Created by Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Artists: Mika Frick, Kathryn McGinnis and Josh Ortiz.

Teacher: Mrs. Feldt

Title: Rockwell Reverse

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic and fabric collage.

Did you enjoy this project? We did enjoy this project. We think if we had more time it would have been better; giving us time to “polish” up our piece. As a group, we would change how we designed their heads and how the sewing turned out.

About: Our inspiration was Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With”. We tried to show that blacks and whites are equal and also deserve what everyone else deserves. In our art piece, we reversed the characters to be a white girl on her way to school having to be escorted by black men. We wanted people to think about the role reversal.
Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Created by Baldwin Junior High School, Baldwin City, KS

Artists: Ashlyn, Codi and Isaac.

Teacher: Mrs. Feldt

Title: Good News

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic, fabric collage and thread.

Did you enjoy this project? We did enjoy this project because we got to be creative with what we made. We also liked the idea that our statement piece will also be put in with other pieces that are different statements on the same theme like more pieces of a puzzle coming together.

About: In our piece, we tried to say that freedom comes in all forms. We have “freedom” as the lead story on our fabric newspaper that is laying on the coffee table near the T.V. remote (which also hints at good news being broadcast). In our newspaper, we also tried to show that you should have freedom no matter your race – black or white; or if you are male or female; gay or straight.