Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Artists: Ryder and Aubrey

Title: Love Will Keep us Together

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, paint, found objects, and paper.

About: We need to care for each other no matter what comes our way. Have compassion for others.

Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Artists: Tomee, Savanna, Nakiya

Title: Human Nature

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, leaves and flowers, a branch, hand drawings on paper, clay beads in the form of plant and animal cells.

Did you enjoy this project? We had an extremely difficult time figuring out how to come up with a visual representation of the topic: Care and Respect of the Mind, Body and Spirit. That is a very vague subject matter.

About: The relationship between realism and imagination and how they work together to create a healthy mind. We tried to show nature and imagination using natural found objects such as leaves and flowers that we picked then laminated and sewed on, hand drawn imaginary beings, handmade clay beads in the shape of plant and animal cells, hand stitching is used to add contrast and unity at the same time.
Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Artists: Ethan and Terry

Title: Urban Art

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, found objects and paint.

About: Keeping an open mind. Our inspiration was graffiti art that we see around town and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Springfield Ball Charter School, Middle Level, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Artists: Jadyn, Dontarianna, Meadow, Mercedes

Title: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, paint, and laser jet ink.

About: This piece is social commentary on how unhealthy our society is today. Facts about how fast food has engrained itself into our everyday lives and affected our communities and children are sewn all over the piece. Pop art style fast food painted in bright colors is used to draw the viewers in.