Hackettstown Middle School, Hackettstown, NJ

Hackettstown Middle School, Hackettstown, NJ

Created by Hackettstown Middle School, Hackettstown, NJ

After School Art Club: Mia C., Megan, Kristi, Mia L.

Title: Where We Fought For America

Teacher: Mrs. Shunk

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on it a lot. We like what the artwork represents and we also improved our painting skills while working on it. It was fun to work together with our friends and to learn about the history of our country.

About: This artwork represents the freedom that American soldiers fought for. The soldiers were willing to endure very harsh conditions to stand up for what they believed in. This nation started as only 13 colonies and today is the greatest country in the world.

Created by Hackettstown Middle School, Hackettstown, NJ

After School Art Club: Isabella, Samantha D., Lidia, Kirsten

Title: Celebrating the National Park Service

Teacher: Mrs. Shunk

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We had so much fun working on this all together. Everyone in our group did an awesome job painting this to look exactly like the NPS logo. We liked mixing our own paint colors too- our favorite is the turquoise in the background. We hope everyone will visit and support this country’s national parks because they will be inspired by our painting.

About: Our artwork shows the symbol of the National Park Service. We love the national parks and some of us have visited a few of them. We enjoyed learning about the creation and the history of the National Park Service, and we were proud to learn that the first National Historic Park is so close to our hometown in New Jersey. We wanted to simply celebrate what an amazing organization the National Park Service is.

Created by Hackettstown Middle School, Hackettstown, NJ

After School Art Club Member: Grace

Title: Welcome to Jockey Hollow

Teacher: Mrs. Shunk

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? I loved working on this project. I think I improved my painting skills in using clean lines for some of it, and more expressive painting for the trees. The National Park Service is all about preserving nature so that people can enjoy it for years to come, so that’s why I wanted to show the park as a beautiful place that people can go to relax and be in nature.

About: My painting shows the entrance to the Jockey Hollow Park in Morristown, NJ. It is a beautiful park to be in with lots of nature surrounding it, so I wanted to showcase that in my painting. I like to make my artwork as realistic as possible, so I used an actual photograph of the entrance to try and make my painting accurate.