Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Created by Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Artists: Bailey and Autumn

Title: Scott’s Bluff Broken Wagon

Teacher: Mrs. Hurt

Theme: Emigration and Art: Painting Life Along the Trail

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paints and brushes on Evolon canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed it very much.

About: This painting is about life along the trail, including its many struggles, such as failure. The wagon represents the failure of a family as they move along the trail. The rolling thunder heads in the distance represent the many struggles and difficulties that “flooded” settlers on their conquest across the great plains.

Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Created by Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Artists: Jaydin, Matt, and Rachel

Title: Memories of Home

Teacher: Mrs. Hurt

Theme: Emigration and Art: Painting Life Along the Trail

Materials and techniques: We used dry pastels on Evolon fiber and blended with fingers and blenders after a water bath.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our artwork depicts a group of emigrants relaxing around the campfire remembering the sight of home and looking forward to the future.

Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Created by Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Artists: Brody, Sierra, and Madison

Title: The Journey Ahead

Teacher: Mrs. Hurt

Theme: Emigration and Art: Painting Life Along the Trail

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paint and Sharpie markers. We drew our design in pencil before we painted it.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: A man is thinking about his journey along the trail and the seasons that are incorporated in his expedition.

Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Created by Leyton Public Schools, Dalton, NE

Artists: Jeremy, Jacob, and Drew

Title: Valley of Natives

Teacher: Mrs. Hurt

Theme: Emigration and Art: Painting Life Along the Trail

Materials and techniques: The materials we used were colored pencils, Evolon microfiber canvas. We uses crosshatching and blended the colors by layering several different colors.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes we enjoyed working on this project because we learned about the history of the emigrants.

About: Our artwork depicts a valley that the emigrants might have seen traveling across the Plains and reaching the base of Rocky Mountains. We chose to draw a mountain valley and the existing life that was on the prairie because we loved the beauty it brought to our eyes.