Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Created by Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Artists: Eric and Sabrina

Title: Faster Future

Teacher: Mrs. Temples

Theme: From Coal to Steam

Materials and techniques: Colored pencil and crayon.

Did you enjoy this project? We did. We learned how to create an image from an idea.

About: Pennsylvania is one of the leading states in coal mining. Since the invention of the steam engine, trains are able to move faster. Our art is a visual representation of this.

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Created by Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Artists: Austin, Jessica, Alivia

Title: Rocket Train

Teacher: Mrs. Temples

Theme: From Coal to Steam

Materials and techniques: Water, paint, and pastel chalk.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our art work is about full steam ahead. We thought that because the theme is ‘Full Steam Ahead’ we would come up with a train-rocket.

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Created by Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Artists: Madyson, Angelina, Kiersten

Title: Coal Miner

Teacher: Mrs. Temples

Theme: From Coal to Steam

Materials and techniques: Pastel chalk, charcoal pencil, and graphite.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: It is an image of the Pennsylvania coal miner. It represents the hard work and dedication these men put forth to provide Americans with an energy source that provided heat and power trains.

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Created by Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Artists: Marcos and Luis

Title: Full Steam Ahead

Teacher: Mrs. Temples

Theme: From Coal to Steam

Materials and techniques: Pastel chalk and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our art shows a visual analogy of the past and future. The reason we put a rocket in the sky is to represent the future. The train represents the past.

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Created by Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Artist: Samuel

Title: Black Diamond

Teacher: Mrs. Temples

Theme: From Coal to Steam

Materials and techniques: Pen and spray paint for the background.

Did you enjoy this project? I was alone while working on this project, and had a lot of fun using art to answer the prompt.

About: This project is about the heart of northeastern Pennsylvania, and it illustrates how coal was an integral part of the society, both social and economic. I chose the diamond shape because it represents the structure of the black diamond.

Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Created by Riverside Jr. Sr. High School, Taylor, PA

Artists: Kaylee, Amber, Brian

Title: Galaxy Train

Teacher: Mrs. Temples

Theme: From Coal to Steam

Materials and techniques: A wide variety of techniques were used in the creation of this project. Mostly acrylic paints were used, although while applying them we used anything we could find, brushes, whether meant for art or not, sponges, and even at some points our fingers, like when the tunnel for the train was being made.

Did you enjoy this project? Our group had a fantastic time while drawing and painting this project. We put in a lot of hard work, and we all really love the end result.

About: While working on this project, our initial thought was to show that the sky was far from the limit, that anyone could achieve anything they wished and worked hard for. That’s why we incorporated space into the steam of the train, to represent how far we, or anyone else, could go if we wished to do so, and put in the effort.