T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Created by T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Artists: 5th graders: Taylynn, Diamond, Summer

Title: Thomas Stone – Our local Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Teacher: Mrs. Belmore

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: We painted cloth with white acrylic paint to stiffen it like canvas. We had just looked at Faith Ringgold’s Quilt Story, Tar Beach, in February (with the second graders). It gave us the idea to paint the fabric with acrylic paint. After the white paint dried, we were able to paint the fabric with acrylic paint, just like on a canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was a very different challenge from most contests that the students enter. They willingly gave up many of their recesses to paint these patriots!

About: The students chose famous Patriots of our country – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Stone (because the entries will be displayed at the Thomas Stone Historic Site). Elementary students study Colonial America, and when they think of Patriots, they think of the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and past Presidents of our country – men who stand for Freedom! This is the conclusion they came to after researching patriots and traitors on the internet.

T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Created by T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Artists: 2nd graders: Lindsay and Maximus

Title: Abraham Lincoln

Teacher: Mrs. Belmore

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: We painted cloth with white acrylic paint to stiffen it like canvas. We had just looked at Faith Ringgold’s Quilt Story, Tar Beach, in February (with the second graders). It gave us the idea to paint the fabric with acrylic paint. After the white paint dried, we were able to paint the fabric with acrylic paint, just like on a canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was a very different challenge from most contests that the students enter. They willingly gave up many of their recesses to paint these patriots!

About: The students chose famous Patriots of our country – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Stone (because the entries will be displayed at the Thomas Stone Historic Site). Elementary students study Colonial America, and when they think of Patriots, they think of the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and past Presidents of our country – men who stand for Freedom! This is the conclusion they came to after researching patriots and traitors on the internet.

T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Created by T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Artists: 2nd graders: Tabitha and Ashley

Title: George Washington with his Horse. Our First President – on our Way to Freedom!

Teacher: Mrs. Belmore

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: We painted cloth with white acrylic paint to stiffen it like canvas. We had just looked at Faith Ringgold’s Quilt Story, Tar Beach, in February (with the second graders). It gave us the idea to paint the fabric with acrylic paint. After the white paint dried, we were able to paint the fabric with acrylic paint, just like on a canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was a very different challenge from most contests that the students enter. They willingly gave up many of their recesses to paint these patriots!

About: The students chose famous Patriots of our country – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Stone (because the entries will be displayed at the Thomas Stone Historic Site). Elementary students study Colonial America, and when they think of Patriots, they think of the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and past Presidents of our country – men who stand for Freedom! This is the conclusion they came to after researching patriots and traitors on the internet.

T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Created by T.C. Martin Elementary School, Bryantown, MD

Artists: 2nd graders: Tabitha, Lindsay, Ashley

Title: Ben Franklin – He Discovered Electricity!

Teacher: Mrs. Belmore

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: We painted cloth with white acrylic paint to stiffen it like canvas. We had just looked at Faith Ringgold’s Quilt Story, Tar Beach, in February (with the second graders). It gave us the idea to paint the fabric with acrylic paint. After the white paint dried, we were able to paint the fabric with acrylic paint, just like on a canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was a very different challenge from most contests that the students enter. They willingly gave up many of their recesses to paint these patriots!

About: The students chose famous Patriots of our country – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Stone (because the entries will be displayed at the Thomas Stone Historic Site). Elementary students study Colonial America, and when they think of Patriots, they think of the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and past Presidents of our country – men who stand for Freedom! This is the conclusion they came to after researching patriots and traitors on the internet.