Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Created by Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Group Organizer: Mrs. Lockyear

Theme: 200 Years of Guides at Mammoth Cave

Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Title: Welcome to Mammoth Cave

Illustrator: Chase Sanders

Painters/tracers: Avrielle, Daniel, Jason, Melany, Yaslynn

 

Materials and techniques: Every second grade student completed a guided drawing of a tour guide inside a cave. Students were given freedom to create a male or female guide as well as introduced to cave inhabitants and provided the freedom to add whichever creatures they chose.
Once classes voted on their favorite piece, adults chose one out of the three classes. This 11×14 piece was reduced on the copy machine, transferred to transparency film and projected onto canvas with the use of a overhead projector. Third graders traced the image and painted the image. Every second grader painted their individual pieces.

Did you enjoy this project? Loved every moment and wish we had more to do.

About: This piece is showing the audience a tour guide at work. They are getting ready to venture through the cave and head to the infamous “Fat Man’s Misery”. The Dream Rocket Theme, Celebrating 200 Years of Guides at Mammoth Cave, seemed important as our students are from Kentucky and should have knowledge of the world famous cave system and the roles people take to make the experience more amazing.

Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Illustrator: Combination of 5th graders. Painters: Many 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

Mrs. Lockyear, the arts teacher, worked with all intermediate classes during class time as well as with additional small groups during her planning and after school to complete the projects. The following class groups worked with on the project.
4th Grade: Ms. Rachel Rich, Ms. Anita Schneider, Ms. Nicole Villescas
3rd Grade: Ms. Shelley Boyer, Ms. Jennifer Neighbours, Ms. Kristin Parks, and Ms. Shanice Wright.

Title: Celebrating 200 Years of Tour Guides

 

Materials and techniques: Students studied the role of tour guide and learned about Mammoth Cave itself through virtual field trips on YouTube, books from the library and materials provided by Mammoth Cave.
Students illustrated the cave and tour guides. Due to limited supplies and time, the students voted on multiple illustrations per class, then combined them into a mural. The combined piece was copied onto transparency film and later projected onto canvas with the use of an over-head projector. Students traced the images onto the canvas, painted and finalized the project with Sharpie Marker outlines.

Did you enjoy this project? Loved it!!!

About: This mural is a celebration honoring tour guides who have worked at Mammoth Cave over the past 200 years. The Dream Rocket Theme was chosen because the arts teacher felt the content would not only apply to arts but sciences and social studies as well. Furthermore, the students live in Kentucky and should have vast knowledge of this world renowned cave system.
Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists:
Illustrators: Combination for 4th graders.
Painters: Many 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

Title: Mammoth Cave Tour Guides Rock

 

Materials and techniques: Students studied the role of tour guide and learned about Mammoth Cave itself through virtual field trips on YouTube, books from the library and materials provided by Mammoth Cave.
Students illustrated the cave and tour guides. Due to limited supplies and time, the students voted on multiple illustrations per class, then combined them into a mural. The combined piece was copied onto transparency film and later projected onto canvas with the use of an over-head projector. Students traced the images onto the canvas, painted and finalized the project with Sharpie Marker outlines.

Did you enjoy this project? Loved it!!!

About: This mural is a celebration honoring tour guides who have worked at Mammoth Cave over the past 200 years. The Dream Rocket Theme was chosen because the arts teacher felt the content would not only apply to arts but sciences and social studies as well. Furthermore, the students live in Kentucky and should have vast knowledge of this world renowned cave system.