Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Created by Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Mrs. Phyllis-Perri, 7th grade teacher. Participating students whose artwork was selected for submission to the Oriental Institute Museum and the Dream Rocket exhibit: Zitlali, Vang, and Milton.

Miss Miranda – Art Teacher, included a group of three classrooms from grades 6th-8th with a total of 94 students participating and selected 15 students to represent our school. The students began this project in November 2015 – and finished February 12, 2016. They worked really hard and deserve applause for all their efforts to complete this project for the visual arts. They all made new friends because of the collaboration process in the project. Everyone worked as a team!

Title: Tragic Events

Teacher: Mrs. Miranda

Theme: Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story.

Materials and techniques: White cloth, recycled canvases, acrylic paints, ruler, 12″ floor tiles to measure 2ft X 2ft. size panels, viewed previous art entrants via Google.com, virtual online viewing of the Oriental Institute Museum, and collaboration with peers. Small group collaboration, paired for online research, actual examples of artifacts used to demonstrate archeologist finds during their digging when searching for artifacts. Another 8th grade classroom made artifacts from modeling clay. The art teacher and students created two window cases of modeling clay artifacts, students’ artwork with theme: Don’t take my stuff. Tell my story. All the students included a narrative with their artwork. The window cases are in our Hitch Halls for all to view.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, they all enjoyed the project. It was hard work, but each time they had art, they all knew what to do. During collaboration, they all made new friends within the classroom and worked very well as a team.

About:
Tragic Events—Our story is that we salute the ones who lived through these tragic events. We honor our American heroes that fought for this country and will continue to be the home of the brave and land of the free. Don’t take our PEACE. Don’t take our BRAVERY. Don’t take our FREEDOM. Tell our story.

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Created by Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Mrs. Wiet, 6th grade teacher. Participating students whose artwork was selected for submission to the Oriental Institute Museum and the Dream Rocket exhibit: Kelliann, Leilani, and Sarah.

Miss Miranda – Art Teacher, included a group of three classrooms from grades 6th-8th with a total of 94 students participating and selected 15 students to represent our school. The students began this project in November 2015 – and finished February 12, 2016. They worked really hard and deserve applause for all their efforts to complete this project for the visual arts. They all made new friends because of the collaboration process in the project. Everyone worked as a team!

Title: Unity

Teacher: Mrs. Miranda

Theme: Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story.

Materials and techniques: White cloth, recycled canvases, acrylic paints, ruler, 12″ floor tiles to measure 2ft X 2ft. size panels, viewed previous art entrants via Google.com, virtual online viewing of the Oriental Institute Museum, and collaboration with peers. Small group collaboration, paired for online research, actual examples of artifacts used to demonstrate archeologist finds during their digging when searching for artifacts. Another 8th grade classroom made artifacts from modeling clay. The art teacher and students created two window cases of modeling clay artifacts, students’ artwork with theme: Don’t take my stuff. Tell my story. All the students included a narrative with their artwork. The window cases are in our Hitch Halls for all to view.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, they all enjoyed the project. It was hard work, but each time they had art, they all knew what to do. During collaboration, they all made new friends within the classroom and worked very well as a team.

About: Life is full of good and bad people. Either way, we all still work together as one group. Even though we all have fights, we all will figure it out together. Unity is one of those words that describe people working together as one in our world. Don’t take our unity, tell our story.

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Created by Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Mrs. Phyllis-Perri, 7th grade teacher. Participating students whose artwork was selected for submission to the Oriental Institute Museum & the Dream Rocket exhibit: Jasiliya, Erika, and Ashley.

Miss Miranda – Art Teacher, included a group of three classrooms from grades 6th-8th with a total of 94 students participating and selected 15 students to represent our school. The students began this project in November 2015 – and finished February 12, 2016. They worked really hard and deserve applause for all their efforts to complete this project for the visual arts. They all made new friends because of the collaboration process in the project. Everyone worked as a team!

Title: Time

Teacher: Mrs. Miranda

Theme: Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story.

Materials and techniques: White cloth, recycled canvases, acrylic paints, ruler, 12″ floor tiles to measure 2ft X 2ft. size panels, viewed previous art entrants via Google.com, virtual online viewing of the Oriental Institute Museum, and collaboration with peers. Small group collaboration, paired for online research, actual examples of artifacts used to demonstrate archeologist finds during their digging when searching for artifacts. Another 8th grade classroom made artifacts from modeling clay. The art teacher and students created two window cases of modeling clay artifacts, students’ artwork with theme: Don’t take my stuff. Tell my story. All the students included a narrative with their artwork. The window cases are in our Hitch Halls for all to view.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, they all enjoyed the project. It was hard work, but each time they had art, they all knew what to do. During collaboration, they all made new friends within the classroom and worked very well as a team.

About: Time can go by as fast as a blink of an eye. Time is very precious, so don’t ever waste time. Before we know it, most things could change just like the seasons in our world. In the world physically and mentally, “wish we could turn back time to the good old days.”

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Created by Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Mrs. Phyllis-Perri, 7th grade teacher. Participating students whose artwork was selected for submission to the Oriental Institute Museum & the Dream Rocket exhibit: Tracy, Emily, and Montserrat.

Miss Miranda – Art Teacher, included a group of three classrooms from grades 6th-8th with a total of 94 students participating and selected 15 students to represent our school. The students began this project in November 2015 – and finished February 12, 2016. They worked really hard and deserve applause for all their efforts to complete this project for the visual arts. They all made new friends because of the collaboration process in the project. Everyone worked as a team!

Title: Hope, Spirit & Friendship

Teacher: Mrs. Miranda

Theme: Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story.

Materials and techniques: White cloth, recycled canvases, acrylic paints, ruler, 12″ floor tiles to measure 2ft X 2ft. size panels, viewed previous art entrants via Google.com, virtual online viewing of the Oriental Institute Museum, and collaboration with peers. Small group collaboration, paired for online research, actual examples of artifacts used to demonstrate archeologist finds during their digging when searching for artifacts. Another 8th grade classroom made artifacts from modeling clay. The art teacher and students created two window cases of modeling clay artifacts, students’ artwork with theme: Don’t take my stuff. Tell my story. All the students included a narrative with their artwork. The window cases are in our Hitch Halls for all to view.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, they all enjoyed the project. It was hard work, but each time they had art, they all knew what to do. During collaboration, they all made new friends within the classroom and worked very well as a team.

About: Our story is about hope, spirit and friendship. Our dream-catchers represent three friends that create a happy environment where they all can enjoy. The word hope represents how they want the world to be filled with peace. The word spirit represents the happiness that they contain. The word friendship represents their strong-held bond. Their dream-catchers are held on a branch where others can create their own and hang them up on the tree branch with the rest. This slowly progresses into something way bigger that can change the world.

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Created by Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Artists: Mrs. Domine 8th grade teacher. Participating students whose artwork was selected for submission to the Oriental Institute Museum & the Dream Rocket exhibit: Cullen, George, and Cbten.

Miss Miranda – Art Teacher, included a group of three classrooms from grades 6th-8th with a total of 94 students participating and selected 15 students to represent our school. The students began this project in November 2015 – and finished February 12, 2016. They worked really hard and deserve applause for all their efforts to complete this project for the visual arts. They all made new friends because of the collaboration process in the project. Everyone worked as a team!

Title: United States History

Teacher: Mrs. Miranda

Theme: Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story.

Materials and techniques: White cloth, recycled canvases, acrylic paints, ruler, 12″ floor tiles to measure 2ft X 2ft. size panels, viewed previous art entrants via Google.com, virtual online viewing of the Oriental Institute Museum, and collaboration with peers. Small group collaboration, paired for online research, actual examples of artifacts used to demonstrate archeologist finds during their digging when searching for artifacts. Another 8th grade classroom made artifacts from modeling clay. The art teacher and students created two window cases of modeling clay artifacts, students’ artwork with theme: Don’t take my stuff. Tell my story. All the students included a narrative with their artwork. The window cases are in our Hitch Halls for all to view.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, they all enjoyed the project. It was hard work, but each time they had art, they all knew what to do. During collaboration, they all made new friends within the classroom and worked very well as a team.

About: The upmost part of the painting represents the short yet eminent history of the United States of America. The dream catcher represents early American culture that was dominated by Native American nations that should not be forgotten. The American flag is the constitution, this represents the freedoms and rights that are granted to every American citizen. The bottom left of the painting is the Koran and represents the vibrant culture of the Middle East and religion. Don’t take our history. Tell our story!