John Hole Elementary School, Centerville, OH

John Hole Elementary School, Centerville, OH

Created by John Hole Elementary School, Centerville, OH

Artists: Fifth Grade Art: Demia, Mia, Gloria, Maeve, Lila, Ishita, Leah, Celeste, Kyleigh

Title: Cows, Moons, and Planes

Teacher: Mrs. Klass

Theme: History of Flight

Materials and techniques: Tempera paints, and a bright, block-color abstract approach.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: The theme was provided by the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, and was “I’ll Have an order of ‘lift’ with a side of…cow?” We brainstormed imagery and discussed the story of the Wright brothers and their first flights. In the end, we decided on a bright, abstract painting that shows the Wright Flyer, cows since they worked on a cow pasture, and the ‘cow jumping over the moon’ since what the Wright brothers accomplished was like a child’s dream or story.