Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Created by Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Teacher: Ms. Walton
Montera Middle School, Oakland, CAArtists: Cecily and Semona

Title: Five Branches of Service

Theme: Freedom

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

About: ‘’Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another.’’ – Simon Mainwaring

We named our work the Five Branches of Service because we have a tree with the names of the branches of service with a background of purple. We have a banner with the words freedom on it, and an American Flag in the background. When we did our first draft on paper we both wanted to do different things and show what each of us can do on one piece of felt. At first we both showed each other what we wanted to do and put it together and it turned out to be what you see today.

We were the most interested in the military; we know that the military is a group of people that are given power to defend our country. Another thing that we know is the word ‘’military’’ comes from Latin miles, warrior. Something people do in the military is to use weapons, drive vehicles, and repair weapons. Other people in the military learn how to fly air craft’s, pilot ships, or repair engines.

We used a pencil, eraser, and different colors of paint and added gold and black markers to add details. We wrote our names with a gold sharpie and after we were all done we used a iron and tape.

The sound of music and laughter did not phase veteran E. Jones or others in the group.

The sound of music and laughter did not phase veteran E. Jones or others in the group.

Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artists: Dylan, Lloyd, and Jaden

Title: The Freedom Flag

Theme: American Heroes

About:
The group brainstormed and talked to each other about what our project should look like. After thinking about what we should do by making rough drafts, we came up with the idea of making an American flag with an eagle in the middle and hills with poppy flowers under the flag. Second, we started painting on fabric. The fabric was harder to paint on than paper because it didn’t soak in as well as it does into paper. It took about one week to a week and a half to finish because we kept adding more and more things to make it look better.

We like our art because it represents the American flag and it represents freedom in the United States of America.
Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artist: Meaira

Title: Land of the Beloved

Theme: American Heroes

About: Art class was amazing for me because I have always made art on a small blank piece of paper. But with this project, I could express my art on a big piece of fabric. It’s a lot different when you have been doing something for a long time then you switch to something different. It is really fun to get to do new and wonderful things with great and thoughtful ideas.
Ms Walton has been a wonderful teacher and she has helped me with supplies, fabric and ideas to get me going with the artwoek. I have had a great time painting my art on fabric. I think painting in art class is amazing because you get to explore with all the different mixtures of colors.

Mr. Salgado with students at flag

Mr. Salgado with students at flag

Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Artists: Hannah, Monique, Paloma, Kelani, and Marcella

Title: W.I.N.G.S (Women in Gods Service)

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Brushes, pencils, colors, and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: It’s about women fighting for service.