Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Created by Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Artist: Liam Jennings and Daniel O’Day

Teacher: Mrs. Engelbrecht

Title: Night Sky

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic paint, hot glue

Did you enjoy this project? We loved making this project. We got to explore two subjects we love, science and art.

About: This project was developed on four sheets of canvas and required a certain degree of specific measurability and paint mixing techniques. The paint mixing allowed us to generate a more night-like color. Our main source of imagery was celestial bodies, which provided the basis for our planet-and-moon combination in the painting.

The satellite was expertly crafted by my partner.

We got the basic idea for the four-canvas idea while looking for a canvas: we had found a very irregularly shaped piece and came up with the idea to cut it. The rest of the project pretty much delved from that main concept, including the separate-but-contiguous scene concept.

Rolla High School, Rolla, MO
Created by Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Artist: Olivia Edwards

Teacher: Mrs. Engelbrecht

Title: Midnight Mosaic

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Construction paper, tissue paper, Mod Podge

Did you enjoy this project? While it was rather tedious and frustrating at times (especially when gluing down all those bits of blue and purple), it was very rewarding to see it come together, and I did enjoy testing out a new medium to this scale.

About: For my project, I wanted to get across how I see the sky as a collection of different things rather than a void. To attempt this, I glued down bits of paper to create an image instead of drawing a completely flat one. I started by taping six pieces of paper together, then covered them with bits of purple and blue construction paper. I wanted to end up with a dark, ‘solid’ back ground sky, but I couldn’t cover all of the white. I decided to leave the spots, since they reminded me of stars anyway. Using textured paper as well as construction paper, I cut out and glued down planets, which I referenced off of pictures of actual planets. Keeping with the theme of the sky being made of many parts, I tried to overlap different bits of paper to give the planets more character and texture. The comet was an afterthought, so I looked up more pictures as references for it before cutting and gluing it to the piece. I worked individually.

Rolla High School, Rolla, MO
Created by Rolla High School, Rolla, MO

Artists: Mack Camp

Teacher: Mrs. Engelbrecht

Title: Metallic Night

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Transparencies, acrylic paint, packing tape

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. I found it to be very interesting, and I was able to relate it to some of my other passions.

About: “Metallic Night” was inspired by my love for history. I wanted to incorporate something that I found interesting in history, and related to the topic of the project, “Your Night Sky”. I used Stonehenge, because many believe it is an astronomical clock, and it also is one of the most well-known, historic sites on earth.