Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Trinity, Courtney, Nyila, Paige

Title: Banished

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, wallpaper and foam collage, and sewing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork represents Roger Williams being banished from Massachusetts colony for his religious beliefs. It shows a path from a jailed cross going towards freedom of religion.

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Devin, Zanyck, Yarielis

Title: Anne Hutchinson

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, collage, and cotton balls.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Anne Hutchinson was came to RI to practice her religious beliefs freely during colonial times. This was represented with a portrait of Anne Hutchinson on a Bible. It also shows heavenly gates in clouds, a hope for the future.

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Madelynne, Ashton, Venna, Mia, Regan

Title: Hope

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, collage, and sewing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Symbols of RI like the ocean and anchor were used to show location. This piece symbolizes Roger William’s hope for religious freedom and includes that in its message, a play on RI’s motto..

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Abigail, Lily, Abigayle, Angela, Alyssa

Title: New Land

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes

About: This artwork is about Roger Williams’s purchasing land from the Native Americans. This was unusual at a time when Europeans were just claiming land and displacing native peoples. This demonstrates a new way of thinking that shows tolerance.

Created by Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI

Artists: Sophia, Rachel, Julia, Brendan, Samantha

Title: Building Religious Freedom

Teacher: Mrs. McKenna

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Watercolor and acrylic paint, collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork represents Roger Williams introducing religious freedom. It shows Roger Williams with parts of a place of worship. The cut up building is based upon the 1st Quaker Meeting House in Newport. The wild colors in the background represent the creation of something new. A quote by Roger Williams was added.