Thomas Stone Elementary School, Mt. Rainier, MD

Thomas Stone Elementary School, Mt. Rainier, MD

Thomas Stone Elementary School, Mt. Rainier, MD

Created by Thomas Stone Elementary School, Mt. Rainier, MD

Artists: 4th and 5th graders: Kimberly, Ashley, Katie, and Lorraine

Title: Patriots

Teacher: Sylvester Felder

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Water color paint, tempera paint, water color paper, paper, and metallic marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Absolutely, the students really captured the essence to the theme in their work and we are all very proud of them. Looking forward to the next project.

About: Given the over-arching theme of Freedom and the specific theme of ‘Patriots and Traitors’, during the Revolutionary War; we wanted to let the students explore the concept themselves and depict it in a manner they felt best. I gathered four examples which gives a summary of the war.

Thomas Stone Elementary School, Mt. Rainier, MD

Created by Thomas Stone Elementary School, Mt. Rainier, MD

Artists: 4th graders: Nelson, Erick, David, Jordan, Diego, Tony, Kyan, and Andy

Title: Perspective

Teacher: Sylvester Felder

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Paper, tempera paint, and metallic marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, very much so and we look forward to future collaborations.

About: Based on the theme of ‘Patriots and Traitors’, we had a discussion in class about what a patriot was and who was considered a patriot. Unique to this theme was the concept of who considered who to be the traitor. As true to history it was a matter of point of view. We felt that we could best demonstrate this concept by having two soldiers, representing the Americans and the British, pointing an accusatory finger at the other with a question mark in the middle. We wanted the viewer to take a step back and put themselves in someone else’s shoes.