Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Teacher: Ms. Walton
Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artists: Linda and Jordan

Title: The Red and Pink Flag

Theme: American Heroes

Materials and techniques: Paint, fabric, and paint brushes.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we did enjoy this project.

About: Our artwork represents the American soldiers and how they have helped us. It’s about our country and represents a lot of different things. My partner and I thought of doing our project [American flag] because the flag represents our state (our pride for America).
Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artist: Felix

Title: Army Heroes

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Free drawing and painting.

About: My art was made by me, free styling. I drew a soldier with cuts. I made this picture because I saw a photo of a soldier and became inspired.
Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artists: Ishmael and Ayinde

Title: Freedom

Theme: American Heroes

Materials and techniques: Upholstery fabric and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we liked the American heroes’ project and being a part of a team.

About: We tried to paint a full size eagle; but it did not work. It did not bother us because we saw a lot of pictures with just the bald eagle’s head to show freedom. We did not think Ms. Walton would allow splatter paint, but we asked until she said yes. She said to take paper and put it on the concrete and place our work on top. That is when the fun came in. We splattered the blue to complete the idea of red, white and blue for our flag.

Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artist: Russell and Erik

Title: Stand and Salute

Theme: American Heroes

Materials and techniques: Fabric and Thai silk frame for sky area.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My art was made from a picture where I became inspired from a quote. I saw another image of an army soldier, and then I saw another one with a flag waving and thought about my picture. It all went together nicely. I like it and hope you do too.
Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artists: Samantha and Yacine

Title: American Wave

Theme: American Heroes

Materials and techniques: For this project Samantha and I used paint, tape, cloth, paint brushes, and sharpie. We did long strokes of red, white and blue, and tiny paint brushes for the stars.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was very fun and educational.

About: When people look at our art we want them to see an abstract version of the American flag. We wanted to make something that would be appropriate for the theme and a fun bright painting.