Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Juliana, Jazmyne, Jennifer, Catherine

Title: HOPE

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

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About: Roger Williams was banished by the Puritans for his “Newe and Dangerous Opinions”. He founded Providence, Rhode Island in 1636 and instituted a colony in which religious tolerance and respect for Native Americans would be the norm, not the exception.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Jazmyne, Catherine

Title: The Baptists

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

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About: Once Roger Williams established a colony whose basic tenet was religious tolerance, other religious groups such as the Baptists, some of whom were led by Anne Hutchinson the founder of the Colony of Portsmouth, RI in 1638, and who had been persecuted by the Puritans, came to Rhode Island to practice their religion without government or other religious group interference. The First Baptist Church on North Main Street in Providence is depicted in this scene. It was founded by Roger Williams who never saw the building as it was erected in 1775 – 1776 long after his death. Anne Hutchinson gazes upon the structure as she is in agreement with the beliefs espoused there.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Jazmyne, Catherine

Title: The Touro Synagogue

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

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About: Once Roger Williams established a colony whose basic tenet was religious tolerance, other religious groups such as Sephardic Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, who had been persecuted in other places, came to Rhode Island to practice their religion without government or other religious group interference. This painting depicts the Touro Synagogue is Newport, RI as it stands today. It is the first Jewish congregation and synagogue in North America. A Jewish couple are in front of the synagogue appreciating their ability to practice their religion without persecution.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Catherine, Juliana, Jazmyne

Title: The Quakers

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

About: Once Roger Williams established a colony whose basic tenet was religious tolerance, other religious groups such as the Quakers, who had been persecuted in other places, came to Rhode Island to practice their religion without government or other religious group interference. The painting depicts the Quaker Meeting House in Newport, Rhode Island and a Quaker couple who appreciate their ability to worship in their Meeting House without fear of persecution.

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Catherine, Jazmyne

Title: The Narragansett Indians

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas and tempera paints. Sarah Chin’s original drawing was projected onto the canvas and traced. The girls then proceeded to paint using paint pallets and various brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

About: The painting depicts a monument to Roger Williams in the background overlooking two Narragansett Native Americans. The monument represents Roger Williams’s monumental work in the area of equality and respect for the Native Americans, which, during his time, was not the norm. It is the hope of the artists that this respect for others continues into our day and permeates our society.