Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Created by Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Artists: Kolby, Willow, Danica, Alexis, Sydney

Title: Fairness & Unfairness

Teacher: Michal Austin

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! We loved working this big and working on a project together. We liked coming up with the idea.

About: Black and white water fountains, bathrooms & schools are unfair. We did one square “unfair”, and then did the rest on what is fair. We think the fair is a lot better, and that’s why everyone is happy.

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Created by Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Artists: Joe, Tate, Riley, Kolton, Joey

Title: School is For Everyone

Teacher: Michal Austin

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, but it was hard coming up with an idea.

About: Black people and white people used to have to go to different schools and that wasn’t fair. Now everyone goes to whatever school they want and that is better. It’s bad for people to not get to do what they want because they are different colors.

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Created by Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Artists: Amanda, Austin, Yana, Callie, Shane

Title: It Used to be Bad, Now it’s Good

Teacher: Michal Austin

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas

Did you enjoy this project? YES! We just needed more time. It was fun learning about the past.

About: It is sad that people had to use different bathrooms just because they were different colors. That’s not right. Today you get to use whatever bathroom you want and nobody even notices. That’s the way it should be.

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Created by Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Artists: Javin, Wyatt, Kender, Kolton, Connor, Donovan

Title: Blast Off Into Space

Teacher: Michal Austin

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we loved it! We are really excited to see our art on a rocket ship!

About: It doesn’t matter what color you are, or what religion. Everyone can go to space!

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Created by Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Artists: Lauren, Erik, Harley

Title: Freedom Flying High

Teacher: Michal Austin

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas, collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! We experimented with some new ideas and are proud of how it turned out.

About: Our idea for this painting was to incorporate freedom and equality in a well thought out executed piece of art that also show cased the Brown vs Board of Education theme of this project. We recently visited the Gordon Parks photography exhibit and were influenced by the the stark images depicted in his work. His photography was set out to show the lack of equality and freedom during his time. By putting the American flag in the foreground of this painting it displays the abundance of freedom and equality we have in America today while remembering our past.

Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Created by Flinthills USD 492, Rosalia, KS

Artists: Mary, Gina, Sarah, Payton, Alannah

Title: Equality Worldwide

Teacher: Michal Austin

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! We enjoyed working together, and knowing our project would be going onto a space rocket is really cool!

About: Our artwork is about how everyone in the world deserves to be equal. We represented this by creating four puzzle pieces out of the world. In each puzzle we represented a different group of people who deserve equality. One corner represents people with disabilities, whether they are physical or mental disabilities. One piece represents how every race should be treated equal. One section displays that no matter what religion is being practiced each religion should be free to be expressed. The last section stands for same-sex equality and marriage. No matter what gender, people should be able to be with who they love.