Created by Buford Elementary School, Lennox, CA
Artists: 2nd grade artists, rooms 21 and 22.
Title: Colorful Cooperation in Space
Teacher: Mrs. Ortiz
Theme: Art and Science
Materials and techniques: Fabric canvas, acrylic paints, brushes and water. We incorporated techniques learned after studying Van Gogh, Mackintosh, Talavera tiles, Miro, and Seurat. Mostly we used our imaginations!
Did you enjoy this project? YES!!!! This was one of the most rewarding projects, because there was little direction, just the following prompt: Work with a partner(s) to create a piece of art that incorporated the art techniques you have learned, and create a futuristic, “DREAM ROCKET”. The students loved their creations so much, that it pained them to part with them so suddenly, yet knowing their artwork was moving on to help create this even more amazing project was pretty awesome! Thank you!
About: Our 2nd graders had just returned from a field-trip from the CA Science Center and were captivated after seeing the Space Shuttle Endeavor and learning about the astronauts and scientists that have dedicated their lives to learn about space travel. We are also closely following the “Juno” project through our JPL mentor, Tracy Drain. Additionally, we had the privilege of having an art teacher, one hour a week, for five weeks exposing us to different techniques and artists. This project seemed to fit right in as a great culminating project. We applied different techniques, but mostly we realized that sharing a canvas with a peer requires a lot of collaboration, compromise and teamwork, but in the end it can yield amazing, long lasting colorful rewards!