Branchburg Central Middle School, Branchburg, NJ

Branchburg Central Middle School, Branchburg, NJ

Created by Branchburg Central Middle School, Branchburg, NJ

Artist: Katie

Title: Quiet Love

Teacher: Mr. Kupcha and Mrs. Russo

Theme: Personal Life

Materials and techniques: Acrylic wash and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I loved working on this project it helped me learn many new things about Edison and new art techniques.

About: My artwork is about the unique relationship between Thomas Edison and his Wife. They communicated through Morse code and shared other unique little secrets. Their love was out of the ordinary and truest inspiring the little things

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Artist: Taylor

Title: Broken Music

Teacher: Mr. Kupcha and Mrs. Russo

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials and techniques: Pastels and water.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun to discover new ways to manipulate the colors and pastels to create what I wanted.

About: My artwork represents how classic music and ways of listening to music has been changed and in some ways destroyed over the years. My phonograph has pieces removed and shifted in order to show that.

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Artist: Pranathi

Title: A Legend’s Model

Teacher: Mr. Kupcha and Mrs. Russo

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Glue resist and watercolors.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed and learned something more about Thomas Edison. In addition, I learned how to use glue or wax to make a batik painting. Working on this painting and knowing that it might be displayed in an exhibit fills my heart with joy. I am extremely grateful for having this opportunity and for having my teacher, Mr. Kupcha, help me with my painting by giving advice and letting me participate.

About: This artwork is about how Edison’s model of a concrete house. During Edison’s time period, multiple people thought his idea wasn’t going to be successful which made them ignore his model. Even though Edison’s idea of having concrete houses failed during the 20th century, it did show that no matter how many times he failed, he didn’t give up. The idea of having concrete houses was ahead of his time however, it’s extremely popular nowadays. The different colors used to portray the concrete house was because people have different ideas. The colors represent the various ideas that Edison had throughout his time. Even though not many of his ideas worked, he had experience in multiple topics or subjects. It doesn’t matter if I was successful or not, the fact that I learned to use different materials to create something does.

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Artists: Kristen and Colin

Title: Failure is Not an Option

Teacher: Mr. Kupcha and Mrs. Russo

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed this project because we had the freedom to choose what we wanted to do, and how we wanted to do it, We also enjoyed working together as a team on the project.

About: This painting is about Thomas Edison shows how he failed many times but, did not give up. This is an important message because it shows that young believers should always try their hardest and never give up, even if they fail. We can relate to this piece because one time we failed a test but on the next one we studied and got a good grade.