Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Created by Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Artists: Jaden, Hayden, Taylor, Will, and Paige

Title: America the Bountiful

Teacher: Mrs. Dudley

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and pencil. Students had to brainstorm to come up with what type of wildlife they wanted to draw; I assigned each student to a section of the fabric. They then drew their individual pictures in pencil and painted with acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project.

About: The students were divided into groups and each group assigned to illustrate an aspect of the main theme, “A Good Piece of Land.” This group focused on wild life and seafood that were plenteous both in George Washington’s day, as well as today. After discussing the type of wildlife found in the State of Virginia, each student had to come up with their own idea to represent that category.

Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Created by Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Artists: Jawn, Alexis, Amy, Anthony, Alizabeth, and Olivia

Title: “Anchored” in Virginia

Teacher: Mrs. Dudley

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Acrylic Paint and pencil. Students discussed the theme and their title. They then decided how they wanted to depict the title. They took turns drawing their portion of the picture in pencil first and then painted it.

Did you enjoy this project? We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project.

About: The students were divided into groups and each group assigned to illustrate an aspect of the main theme, “A Good Piece of Land.” This group focused on the arrival of George Washington and his family and what they saw when they arrived in Virginia; specifically how they envisioned using this new land. The boat is depicted arriving at Pope’s Creek, and vegetables and fruit are shown spread out over the land.

Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Created by Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Artists: Madison, Stephany, Fatima, Bryanna, and Audrey

Title: Virginia Paradise

Teacher: Mrs. Dudley

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Acrylic Paint, pencils, and permanent markers for small details. Some students used pictures of certain animals as visual references, although most of them drew completely from their imaginations.

Did you enjoy this project? We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project.

About: The students were divided into groups and each assigned to illustrate an aspect of the main theme, “A Good Piece of Land.” This group focused on farming and the natural resources available for producing farm products (including milk, eggs, butter, etc.).

Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Created by Bowling Green Elementary School, Milford, VA

Artists: Kelsey, Alora, Erinn, Annabelle, and Kaylee

Title: Life on the Fruited Plain

Teacher: Mrs. Dudley

Theme: Art

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and pencil. Students first brainstormed their ideas then took turns drawing and painting their part in the picture. We also discussed the words to the song, “America the Beautiful” and addressed the meaning of the words, “purple mountains majesty; amber waves of grain; and above the fruited plain.”

Did you enjoy this project? We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project.

About: The students were divided into groups and each group assigned to illustrate an aspect of the main theme, “A Good Piece of Land.” This group focused on the rich and bountiful land in the State of Virginia, as well as in the USA. They were persuaded by the words in the song “America the Beautiful.” They felt that America was also bountiful, both in the past and in the present.