Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

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

Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Artists: Miranda, Madison, Mercedes

Title: Ethereal Girl

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Burlap, paper, paint, found objects, glass beads, and feathers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Dreaming – Care of our mind
Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Artists: Devan, Kamran, Jason, Franklyn, Sevyon

Title: Homerun

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, paint, photo transfer, and an old baseball.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Healthy habits – Group sports are healthy for your mind, body and spirit!
Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Mr. Delich 4th-5th Grade Science Class and Mrs. Davis 4th-5th Grade Science Class

Artists: Breann, Jazmin, Caliyah, Olivia, Natalie, Eugene, Cory, Laila, Tatyana, Isis, Josie, Lydia, Safa, Zakk, Alex, Rayshon

Title: Animal Biomes

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, fabric markers, pencil, watercolor colored pencils.
Students created a “quilt” square by either constructing their scene out of fabric, creating a fabric/paper collage, or hand drawing, coloring and then laminating their scene. The pieces were then sewn together to create a sort of rag quilt. Students tie-dyed t-shirts were cut into strips and woven between the quilt squares as borders. Large stitching in bold contrasting colors help to unify the squares. Our inspiration was taken from the molas of the Kuna tribe in Panama.

Did you enjoy this project? Immensely.

About: We chose to incorporate our Art with our Science unit and show that it is important to protect animals and maintain their habitats. We live in an undeniably, wondrously beautiful world but the encroachment of humans on the habitats of animals is endangering our ecosystems. We need to care for our environment as much as we care for ourselves.
Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Mr. Delich and Mrs. Davis’ 4th and 5th grade science classes

Artists: Rakim, Katy, Ella, Mahtim, Kaiwi, Camden, Chase, Remi, Casey, Jozie, Malakhi, Nekhi, Jakaiya, Makai, Byron, Tyaire, Mario, Arabella, Jamari, Lavonta, Anthony, Coriah, Julia, Zack, Connor, Liberti

Title: Animal Biomes

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, fabric markers, pencil, and watercolor colored pencils.
Students created a “quilt” square by either constructing their scene out of fabric, creating a fabric/paper collage, or hand drawing, coloring and then laminating their scene. The pieces were then sewn together to create a sort of rag quilt. Students tie-dyed t-shirts were cut into strips and woven between the quilt squares as borders. Large stitching in bold contrasting colors help to unify the squares. Our inspiration was taken from the molas of the Kuna tribe in Panama.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We chose to incorporate our art with our science unit and show that it is important to protect animals and maintain their habitats. We live in an undeniably, wondrously beautiful world but the encroachment of humans on the habitats of animals is endangering our ecosystems. We need to care for our environment as much as we care for ourselves.
Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Created by Springfield Ball Charter School, Springfield, IL

Artists: Dae and Jayden

Title: The Rhythm of the City

Teacher: Mrs. Perkins

Theme: Care and Respect of the Mind Body and Spirit

Materials and techniques: Fabric, paint, and paper.

About: Community Diversity – Everyone is unique, different and we need to accept and embrace that. Mind Body and Spirit!