Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

 

Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Created by Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Artists: Eli and Skye

Teacher: Mrs. Larsen

Parent volunteers: Lorraine Dillon, Allison Shah, Lynda Rose

Student volunteer: Sidney Shah

Title: Art Across the Universe

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Students brainstormed and shared ideas. Students worked as a positive and motivated community. We looked at photos on the Dream Rocket website and on space and astronomy sites. They used markers, sharpies, and acrylic paints to express their ideas. We obtained large recycled fabric scraps from Discount Fabrics in Berkeley, CA. The scraps were cut into 1ft by 2ft pieces. Each student first drew a sketch of the art idea on the cloth, then markers and/or paints were applied over the sketch. Parent and student volunteers then sewed the panels into pairs so that a 2ft by 2ft panel was produced.

Did you enjoy this project? Absolutely!! We loved making our dreams, knowledge, and imagination come to vivid-color life on cloth. It feels good to know our work will be seen by many.

About: These art panels show the wonders of outer space, both real and imaginary, plus the power of community dreams. The Universe is so huge, and it is just waiting to be ‘discovered’ and understood. There is so much we don’t know. Dreams have to be fueled like rockets. We need curiosity, bravery, technology, skills, and compassion. The view of our planet Earth from space also reminds us to take good care of our home and all of its inhabitants; all are here for a reason we have to discover (except maybe the mosquitoes and ticks!). We may be just a speck in this giant equation, but we’re important… so is space exploration, and so are dreams. Just give us a canvas to communicate our dreams; kids have big ideas and big plans. See our work and see our group photo. Thank you.

Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Created by Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Artists: Senai and Aiden

Teacher: Mrs. Larsen

Parent volunteers: Lorraine Dillon, Allison Shah, Lynda Rose

Student volunteer: Sidney Shah

Title: Art Across the Universe

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Students brainstormed and shared ideas. Students worked as a positive and motivated community. We looked at photos on the Dream Rocket website and on space and astronomy sites. They used markers, sharpies, and acrylic paints to express their ideas. We obtained large recycled fabric scraps from Discount Fabrics in Berkeley, CA. The scraps were cut into 1ft by 2ft pieces. Each student first drew a sketch of the art idea on the cloth, then markers and/or paints were applied over the sketch. Parent and student volunteers then sewed the panels into pairs so that a 2ft by 2ft panel was produced.

Did you enjoy this project? Absolutely!! We loved making our dreams, knowledge, and imagination come to vivid-color life on cloth. It feels good to know our work will be seen by many.

About: These art panels show the wonders of outer space, both real and imaginary, plus the power of community dreams. The Universe is so huge, and it is just waiting to be ‘discovered’ and understood. There is so much we don’t know. Dreams have to be fueled like rockets. We need curiosity, bravery, technology, skills, and compassion. The view of our planet Earth from space also reminds us to take good care of our home and all of its inhabitants; all are here for a reason we have to discover (except maybe the mosquitoes and ticks!). We may be just a speck in this giant equation, but we’re important… so is space exploration, and so are dreams. Just give us a canvas to communicate our dreams; kids have big ideas and big plans. See our work and see our group photo. Thank you.
Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Created by Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Artists: Phoebe and Ray

Teacher: Mrs. Larsen

Parent volunteers: Lorraine Dillon, Allison Shah, Lynda Rose

Student volunteer: Sidney Shah

Title: Art Across the Universe

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Students brainstormed and shared ideas. Students worked as a positive and motivated community. We looked at photos on the Dream Rocket website and on space and astronomy sites. They used markers, sharpies, and acrylic paints to express their ideas. We obtained large recycled fabric scraps from Discount Fabrics in Berkeley, CA. The scraps were cut into 1ft by 2ft pieces. Each student first drew a sketch of the art idea on the cloth, then markers and/or paints were applied over the sketch. Parent and student volunteers then sewed the panels into pairs so that a 2ft by 2ft panel was produced.

Did you enjoy this project? Absolutely!! We loved making our dreams, knowledge, and imagination come to vivid-color life on cloth. It feels good to know our work will be seen by many.

About: These art panels show the wonders of outer space, both real and imaginary, plus the power of community dreams. The Universe is so huge, and it is just waiting to be ‘discovered’ and understood. There is so much we don’t know. Dreams have to be fueled like rockets. We need curiosity, bravery, technology, skills, and compassion. The view of our planet Earth from space also reminds us to take good care of our home and all of its inhabitants; all are here for a reason we have to discover (except maybe the mosquitoes and ticks!). We may be just a speck in this giant equation, but we’re important… so is space exploration, and so are dreams. Just give us a canvas to communicate our dreams; kids have big ideas and big plans. See our work and see our group photo. Thank you.
Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Created by Thornhill Elementary Mixed Media Class, Oakland, CA

Artists: Jeremy and Lauren

Teacher: Mrs. Larsen

Parent volunteers: Lorraine Dillon, Allison Shah, Lynda Rose

Student volunteer: Sidney Shah

Title: Art Across the Universe

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Students brainstormed and shared ideas. Students worked as a positive and motivated community. We looked at photos on the Dream Rocket website and on space and astronomy sites. They used markers, sharpies, and acrylic paints to express their ideas. We obtained large recycled fabric scraps from Discount Fabrics in Berkeley, CA. The scraps were cut into 1ft by 2ft pieces. Each student first drew a sketch of the art idea on the cloth, then markers and/or paints were applied over the sketch. Parent and student volunteers then sewed the panels into pairs so that a 2ft by 2ft panel was produced.

Did you enjoy this project? Absolutely!! We loved making our dreams, knowledge, and imagination come to vivid-color life on cloth. It feels good to know our work will be seen by many.

About: These art panels show the wonders of outer space, both real and imaginary, plus the power of community dreams. The Universe is so huge, and it is just waiting to be ‘discovered’ and understood. There is so much we don’t know. Dreams have to be fueled like rockets. We need curiosity, bravery, technology, skills, and compassion. The view of our planet Earth from space also reminds us to take good care of our home and all of its inhabitants; all are here for a reason we have to discover (except maybe the mosquitoes and ticks!). We may be just a speck in this giant equation, but we’re important… so is space exploration, and so are dreams. Just give us a canvas to communicate our dreams; kids have big ideas and big plans. See our work and see our group photo. Thank you.