Westside High School, Newark, NJ

Westside High School, Newark, NJ

Created by Westside High School, Newark, NJ

Artists: Safiah, Isis, Rashon, Cristin, Manny, Johnathan, Gemini, Raymond, Jaheem, Justin, Nasir, Angel

Title: The World Above and Below

Teacher: Patricia Marinaro

Theme: Caves and Hurricanes

Materials and techniques: The Evolon canvas, Sharpie markers, pastels, watercolor, acrylics, construction paper crayons and glitter glue.

Did you enjoy this project? YES. We love the Dream Rocket Projects!!!!!!!!! My room becomes a magnet for students. They really love being a part of something BIG!

About: The students were interested in the opposites in Nature. The work took off quickly as the hurricanes were swirling around us here on the east coast. Day of the Dead, Comedy-Tragedy, Opposites and of course the World Below. My Artists were encouraged to work on the pieces at will and on lunch breaks. They are eager to see the results of this fascinating exhibit.

Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Created by Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Artist: Mariah

Title: The light from the Moon, The World Above and Below

Teacher: Joseph Cecil

Materials and techniques: Pencil and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I think this is great.

About: My artwork is about the world above and below. My big idea is outer space and cavemen.

Created by Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Artist: Zoey

Title: Up and Down

Teacher: Joseph Cecil

Theme: The world above and below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My artwork is about our life now above and our life then, when we didn’t have what we have now.

Created by Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Artist: Desiree

Title: Upside Down, the World Above and Below

Teacher: Joseph Cecil

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, this gave me a chance to express my feelings and creativity. I’m so excited you guys getting to see and enjoy it! I hope you enjoy!!!

About: The artwork is about being yourself, and about being unique. Also, it’s about not judging a book by its cover. I thought about what are people like in caves and space.

Created by Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Artist: Claire

Title: Shoot for your destiny.

Teacher: Joseph Cecil

Materials and techniques: I used acrylic paint and Sharpie markers techniques to create special effect. I also used a technique my art teacher told me about called scumbling.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I absolutely, positively, sparkolicious enjoyed creating this artwork. I really enjoy drawing because it is a new great way to be yourself.

About: My drawing is made to express creativity with bright, bold colors to create the world above and below. My painting is very unique and bold like me.

Created by Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia, KY

Artist: Tatum

Title: Space Bunny

Teacher: Joseph Cecil

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: I used acrylic paint and paint brushes to create this painting.

Did you enjoy this project? I did enjoy it because it was very fun.

About: My artwork is very creative because it is like a 0% chance you will ever find a Bunny in outer space.

Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Hunter, Bryson, Westin, Lucas, Nataleigh

Title: Both Sides

Teacher: Jennifer Sims

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Construction paper crayons, Sharpie markers and Crayola Art Sticks.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on this project and coloring the image after we had it all drawn out.

About: Our project is about the forest and the cave that is below. We are showing that both sides of the park is as beautiful as the other and equally important.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Heidi, Emilee, Cameron, Taquan

Title: A Day in the Park

Teacher: Jennifer Sims

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Gyotaku fish molds, black tempera paint, construction paper crayons, Sharpie markers and Crayola Art Sticks.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed working on the project. We like to print the fish and the completed project.

About: Our project is about the fish that are located in the park. We wanted to print fish to show the fish instead of just drawing them. We also wanted to show the vegetation that is in the park.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Jonathan, Ashley, Debra

Title: Moonlit Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Jennifer Sims

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Construction paper, crayons, Sharpie markers and Crayola Art Sticks.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on this project. It was very creative and we all worked together to do our part.

About: Our work of art is about Mammoth Cave with the animals and plant life that lives there.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Bryan, Hannah, Prailynn, Skyler

Title: Above and Below

Teacher: Jennifer Sims

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Construction paper crayons, Sharpie markers and Crayola Art Sticks.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed working on it a lot.

About: Our piece is about the Visitor’s Center that is above ground that greets people as they come to the park. It is also about the cave below and the beauty that Mammoth Cave has to offer below ground.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Janaya, Aline, Zachary, Melanie

Title: Cave Adventures

Teacher: Jennifer Sims

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Construction paper crayons, Sharpie markers, and Crayola Art Sticks.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the project and how we came up with ideas. We enjoyed working on the project in a group.

About: Our project is about nature. It also shows how the cave was made and how it looks. It also shows how the cave was discovered long ago by people using lanterns and wearing clothes from long ago.

Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Robert, Maddox, Hanah, Constance

Title: Creators of the Project

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Sharpie markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, the group enjoyed it.

About: Capturing the essence of Mammoth Cave.

Created by Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Forrest, Audrey, Connor, Hailey

Title: Welcome to Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Sketching, pencil, Chromebook, markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The different things that are incorporated with Mammoth Cave.

Created by Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Anid, Addison, Daniel, Aidan, Mary Lorn

Title: Mammoth Cave Project!

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used pencils, crayons, and our brains. We also used a computer to get the main focus of the project.

Did you enjoy this project? We did enjoy doing this project because we all liked drawing and working with new people. Also, we needed a new experience and that make it perfect.

About: Our artwork is about Mammoth Cave. Mammoth Cave is an enjoyable place with a happy setting. Many people know about this place, so we decided to make a happy, cool place that many people enjoy.

Created by Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Grady, Lillian, Seth, Emmalee, Paisley, Valeria

Title: Wonders of Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Overlapping, showing both foreground and background. We used paper, pencil, computer and colored pencils.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. The entire group loved this project.

About: We showed our ideas in the way we did because the theme was called Mammoth Cave Above and Below. We showed Mammoth Cave above and below.

Created by Rich Pond Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Lilly, Halle, Brayden, Ben

Title: The Split Division

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: First we sketched our design and then we colored it. After that, we shaded, and added everything else.

Did you enjoy this project? Our group enjoyed this project because we go to express our opinions about our favorite aspects of Mammoth Cave.

About: We wanted to show the world above and below with our favorite parts of Mammoth Cave, which is kayaking, and the unique rock structures. Most of our pictures is of the place where you can do a 7 mile kayaking trip. The other part of our picture is the hole inside Mammoth Cave.

Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Created by Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Artist: Haley

Title: Dissonance

Teacher: Cayce Davenport

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Spray paint, and acrylic paint.

Created by Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Artist: Jenna

Title: Unearth

Teacher: Cayce Davenport

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials and techniques: Spray paint and acrylic paint.

About: The mysteries and wonders of the celestial world fascinate me.

Created by Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Artist: Camellia

Title: SURPRISE!

Teacher: Cayce Davenport

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Created by Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Artist: Layla

Title: Neon Abnormalities

Teacher: Cayce Davenport

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Spray paint, ink, acrylic paint, and graphite pencil.

About: I am responding to how the wonders of nature seem so unworldly at times. Nature’s grandeur and the splendid mutations it hides.

Created by Adair County High School, Columbia, KY

Artist: Seth

Title: A Hallowed Place

Teacher: Cayce Davenport

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Graphite, charcoal, and acrylic paint.

Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Created by Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Ms. Draper’s class

Title: Bats come out at night

Teacher: Michelle Armstrong

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Created by Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Ms. Salazar’s class

Title: Cave creatures

Teacher: Michelle Armstrong

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Created by Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Ms. Collin’s class

Title: Exploring Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Michelle Armstrong

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, and acrylic gel medium.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Mammoth Cave

Created by Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Ms. Carlton’s class

Title: Above and below

Teacher: Michelle Armstrong

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Created by Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Ms. Carlton’s class

Title: Above and below

Teacher: Michelle Armstrong

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Ashley C., Annabel A., Yunjae P., Hye-lin K., Sean L., Madeline S.

Title: The Dark and the Light

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We had fun working together.

About: The beauty of nature, above and below the earth.

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Matthew S., Joaquin C., Jonah C., Lathan M.

Title: Above and Below

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and Sharpie marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we always enjoy painting and working together was fun.

About: How different the world is below the ground, when compared to the world above the ground. It’s like another world.

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Jeila S., Layla B., Pilar C., Jessica N., Elizabeth B., Saphia A., Grace J.

Title: Inside Out

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and Sharpie marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed working together to finish our painting.

About: The natural beauty of Mammoth Cave National Park. We would love to visit someday.

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Adrian C. and Natalia M.

Title: Beneath the Ground

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We have fun working together and learning about Mammoth Cave National Park.

About: Beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park.

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Anna C., Emily G., Matthew P., Cindy K., Angie G.

Title: Galaxy and Cave

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The world above and below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We had lots of fun working together.

About: Mammoth Cave seems as vast as our galaxy.

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Two S., Hannah L., Eva T., Sarai L., Aniyah M., Sydhei D.

Title: He’s talking in the Cave

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we love working together on this painting.

About: This is how we imagine Mammoth Cave National Park looks.

Created by Leonia Middle School, Leonia, NJ

Artists: Novo I S., Alexander G., Isabel O., Gavin R., Ben M., Meline T.

Title: Mammoth

Teacher: Deborah Harrington

Theme: The world above and below

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We had a lot of fun working together.

About: The cave as the center of the world.

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Sophia, Mia, Alena, Annie, Sam, Mac

Title: Trecking Water

Teacher: Kandice Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed working on this because our group worked together very well. It was fun getting to know each other and bond. We learned different techniques by doing this project.

About: It is about the living organisms at Mammoth Cave.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Camilla and Ireland

Title: Beautiful Nature

Teacher: Kandice Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes we enjoyed working on this project, but we did struggle with trying to make the clouds realistic. It was a fun painting!

About: The beautiful place of Mammoth Cave and all of the nature throughout the park.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Chloe, Tristan, Denny, Ian, Carson, Bella, Olivia, Caitlyn

Title: The Creatures Above and Below

Teacher: Kandice Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on this painting because of the teamwork that continued throughout the whole painting. Mixing paints captivated the beauty of Mammoth Cave and we enjoyed the opportunity to express ourselves through art, by trying different styles of art.

About: The creatures that lie above and below the grounds of Mammoth Cave.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Josie

Title: Starry Cave

Teacher: Kandice Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I enjoyed working on this. I struggled with blending colors. Also, I Iiked that there weren’t many rules and you were able to explore your own creativity.

About: My artwork is a view from inside of the cave. The light is reflecting in front of the outside creating a shiny, starry appearance in the cave.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Kamryn and Zander

Title: Caving Trees

Teacher: Kandice Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We did enjoy working on this painting. We love painting and getting to paint every day is so much fun. Plus, we love drawing life, trees, and reflection.

About: The environment that lies above and below the ground.

Kerrick Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Kerrick Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Created by Kerrick Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Maria, Jasmine, Alyssa, Jordan, TaKaylah

Title: The World Above and Below

Teacher: Janine Parkinson

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: The materials we used were markers, cloth, pencils, rulers, and sharpies. The techniques we used were that we talked about what we would create all together. Maria’s technique was to color the outside of her cloth first then the inside. Jordan’s technique was that she used sharpies so that the markers didn’t bleed through the fabric. Jasmine’s technique was to use fat markers on big areas so they did bleed and used small markers for little areas so they wouldn’t bleed. Alyssa’s technique was to outline everything in sharpie and then color with thin markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, because it was fun and we got to be creative. Also, we got to work as a team and enjoyed creating together.

About: Our artwork was about fun and creativity. It was also about mythical creatures and where they lived underground.

Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Amelia, Alexandria, Janell, Madison, Alexander

Title: Mammoth CAve Aboce & Below

Teacher: Katrina Bullington

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used Acrylic paints on canvas. We combined our ideas into one sketch which is how we came up with our painting

Did you enjoy this project? Our group worked well together and enjoyed this project very much.

About: In our artwork we wanted to show the different levels of the earth as we see Mammoth Cave. When we think about the cave we think about the entrance which is so welcoming and just makes you want to do the other things that are located at the park. Which leads you into the vast environment of the trails and caves. In the caves you might see what could be left from times long ago since the cave paths are from so long ago.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artist: Skylor

Title: Down into the Cave

Teacher: Katrina Bullington

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Pencil, acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? I very much enjoyed working on this project and coming up with my idea. This was a great experience

About: I wanted to show the entrance of the cave system as I felt it looked from above and also below. The lush plant life that if found on the landscape above as it leads to the cave system below the ground of Mammoth Cave to the new life that awaits below.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Amber, Kayla, Willow, Jewel

Title: Mammoth Cave Above and Below

Teacher: Katrina Bullington

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Pencil on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed putting our ideas into one artwork and working together as a group to complete this project

About: We as a group wanted to show our ideas of what we thought it would look like at Mammoth Cave as the entrance and below in the cave. This is how we feel the cave system and environment affects one another working together as one.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Daniel, Devon, Cora, Noah, Ethan

Title: Above and Below

Teacher: Katrina Bullington

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed coming up with our ideas and combing our drawings into one collage of our artwork. It was an exciting project

About: We wanted to show what could be experienced at Mammoth Cave both above and below. We wanted to show it in a unique way by putting it together as a collage of drawings within the bat and then creating a texture effect on the background to make it look like a rock wall. We feel this was a success because it makes you think of all the things that you could experience when visiting Mammoth Cave both Above and Below.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Brian, Chandler, Dylan, Dakota, Colton, Eli

Title: Floating into Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Katrina Bullington

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Our group thoroughly enjoyed learning and painting about Mammoth Cave. We enjoyed this project because we could improve our history about the cave system right here in Kentucky. Also we could become a more experienced painter. A few techniques we used for our painting was blending and shading.

About: I choose the theme of the boat and the exit of mammoth cave coming out into the outside of the cave as a way to show above and below mammoth cave as a different way of looking at the cave system. We as a group thought this would be an interesting idea of floating on a boat seeing the light of the outside shinning into the cave welcoming you as you enter the world from darkness.

Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Created by Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: Adelinne, Aston, Brooklynn, Drew, Thomas, Mason, Cole, Jackson, Clair

Title: The World Above and Below 3

Teacher: Tammy Hoppe

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Encaustic and batik.

Did you enjoy this project? We really liked learning the difference between encaustic and batik and then learning how to do each one.

About: We wanted to show how the world above Mammoth Cave really does affect the world below, the world inside Mammoth Cave.

Created by Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: Alayna, Ephrim, Aubrey, Riley, Harper, Maggie, Nella, Jayson, Landon

Title: The World Above and Below 2

Teacher: Tammy Hoppe

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Encaustic and batik.

Did you enjoy this project? We really liked learning the difference between encaustic and batik and then learning how to do each one.

About: We wanted to show how the world above Mammoth Cave really does affect the world below, inside Mammoth Cave.

Created by Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: Thane, Jamison, Caitlin, Kegan, Molly, Berlyn, Aubree, Danica, Dylan

Title: The World Above and Below 1

Teacher: Tammy Hoppe

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Encaustic and batik.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. We really liked learning the difference between encaustic and batik and then learning how to do each one.

About: We wanted to show how the world above Mammoth Cave really does affect the world below, inside Mammoth Cave.

Created by Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: Tate, Bryn, Georgie, Shawn, Aiden, Jade, Kavian, Breyona, Keal

Title: The World Above and Below 4

Teacher: Tammy Hoppe

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Encaustic and batik.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we really liked learning the difference between encaustic and batik and then learning how to do each one.

About: We wanted to show how the world above Mammoth Cave really does affect the world below, inside Mammoth Cave.

Created by Central Lyon CSD, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: Jamison, Claire, Jason, Maria, Madalynn, Alexis, Angel, Monte, Sierra

Title: The World Above & Below 5

Teacher: Tammy Hoppe

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Encaustic and batik.

Did you enjoy this project? We really liked learning the difference between encaustic and batik and then learning how to do each one.

About: We wanted to show how the world above Mammoth Cave has some sort of effect on the world below, which is actually inside Mammoth Cave.

Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Created by Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Artist: Skylar

Title: Time with my boyfriend is golden

Teacher: Donna Schmidt

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? So much fun! It’s great to be part of an art project so many people will view.

About: My boyfriend and I got to go to Mammoth Cave with our art class. We were amazed at the beautiful textures.

Created by Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Artist: Cady

Title: Cavey Coulardot

Teacher: Donna Schmidt

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on Evolon canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It’s exciting to be part of the Dream Rocket project. I can’t wait to try to find my art amongst thousands.

About: Rock formations inside Mammoth Cave.

Created by Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Artists: Cayla and Destiny

Title: Diurnal and nocturnal

Teacher: Donna Schmidt

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much. My partner and I work well together. We researched images and then combined the best two ideas.

About: Our piece shows a split image from top to bottom. The top show the beauty above and the bottom show the beauty below.

Created by Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Artist: Alexandra

Title: Mike’s Rock Shop

Teacher: Donna Schmidt

Materials and techniques: Acrylic and metallic paint

Did you enjoy this project? Can’t wait to go with our group to Mammoth Cave. I love seeing all of our work on display. It’s an honor to be included.

About: One of my favorite places outside of Mammoth Cave is the gift shop sellin beautiful slices of geodes. I love all the colors.

Created by Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Artist: Kaylah

Title: Darkness Falls

Teacher: Donna Schmidt

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! Can’t wait to see it in the Mammoth Cave gallery!!

About: Mammoth Cave is one of my favorite field trips. I love the stalagmites and formations. Everything is so mysterious and beautiful.

Created by Bullitt Central High School, Shepherdsville, KY

Artists: Megan, Faith, and Hannah

Title: Serenity

Teacher: Donna Schmidt

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Group work can be challenging but I think we did a great job marrying our ideas with the waterfall and the cool color scheme.

About: The atmosphere in and around the cave.

South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

Created by South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

Artist: Conner

Title: Above and Below

Teacher: Jessica Doyle

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Paint and Sharpie markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I started to draw an image of what it looks like below the ground in Mammoth Cave. I decided to add things I would see above the ground at Mammoth Cave National Park because I had so much space to work with on the canvas.

Created by South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

Artist: Ellie

Title: Entering the World of Wonders

Teacher: Jessica Doyle

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Oil pastels and pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, very much!

About: I chose this picture because I knew I could add so many details on it. I like to use bright colors and oil pastels! I added details like birds and more trees to the picture. My oil pastels were so small when I finished my project!

Created by South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

Artist: Evelyn

Title: Deep in the Forest

Teacher: Jessica Doyle

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Paint, marker, and pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: I found a picture in a Mammoth Cave National Park photo gallery that caught my eye because I liked the way it had water and trees together in the same photo. I decided to paint the image because I really like to paint. It is one of my favorite ways to make artwork!

Created by South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

Artist: Zoey

Title: The Green River

Teacher: Jessica Doyle

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Oil pastels, pen, and pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I absolutely loved it!

About: I picked the Green River because it is actually considered a part of Mammoth Cave. I found a picture on the internet of the Green River and thought it would be pretty fun because it would take a lot of time and I love to use oil pastels!

Created by South Edmonson Elementary School, Smiths Grove, KY

Artist: Chloe

Title: Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Jessica Doyle

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: I found a video of Mammoth Cave on YouTube and took a screenshot of a scene with a waterfall. I decided to paint the image because I like to paint. When I finished, I was very proud of myself!

Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: LayOn

Title: Descending the Stairs into the Cave

Teacher: Kim Soule

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! We loved it!

About: The natural beauty of Mammoth Cave as you descend the stairs into a world of darkness and beauty.

Created by Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Francesca

Title: Canoeing on the Green River

Teacher: Kim Soule

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, It was awesome.

About: I wanted to represent the peacefulness of a canoe ride on the Green River in Kentucky.

Created by Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Annee

Title: Silhouette of Deer

Teacher: Kim Soule

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! Very much!

About: The wildlife that roam in our National Parks. The lone deer in a protected environment surrounded by nature and beauty.

Created by Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Kelsey

Title: Mammoth Cave Entrance Sign

Teacher: Kim Soule

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes very much!

About: The Beauty of a National Park in the fall!

Created by Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Emily

Title: Inside the Cave World

Teacher: Kim Soule

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes! It was a great experience!

About: The natural world of the Caves in Kentucky!

Orleans High School, Orleans, IN

Orleans High School, Orleans, IN

Created by Orleans High School, Orleans, IN

Artists: Mark, Ashlie, Hope, Gabbi, Sydney, Leah

Title: Hercules #3

Teacher: Dr. Leah Morgan

Theme: Mammoth Cave above Ground

Materials and techniques: Our group painted with acrylic paint on the pelon. We started sketching and then painted with using a base coat of gesso and it worked well. Part of our painting is realistic and part is a bit abstracted showing the railroad bed. We improvised somewhat on the background to make the train stand out.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed working on the train! We had to lay everything out first and paint in areas. It took us a long time. A person from another group helped us to outline the train and fill in areas of color. Each person added their personal twist to each part.

About: For this we worked in partners or groups. At first two of us thought that it meant space (Rocket Project) so we looked up space pictures. We soon came to find out that it had a Mammoth Cave theme. When we looked it up we saw all these cave pictures and thought that they would either be too hard or someone else would do it until we came to the old historic train picture. It was the “Hercules #3” that transported people to Mammoth Cave. When we came to this picture we thought it was good so we started to draw it to see if we could. Once we figured out that the background was too hard we went to a postcard picture and did that background. One of us was in charge of drawing the train, doing all of the tracks, and helping with the background (mostly the sky). Eventually, as it was just us two, we needed more help to meet the deadline. Two students from other groups and a senior helped us out a bit along with our instructor. I think it turned out better than the picture in my head ever dreamed of being.

Created by Orleans High School, Orleans, IN

Artists: Lillia, Imagan, Hanna

Title: Opening to Explore a New World

Teacher: Dr. Leah Morgan

Theme: Mammoth Cave Above Ground

Materials and techniques: We painted with acrylic paint on Pelon. Our cave opening frames the outdoors. To make the water appear to recede in the distance, we used shading. To make the boat appear to be coming out of the cave, we cut it off on the lower section of the opening.

Did you enjoy this project? We often work together as a group and enjoy each other’s company. We are friends and look out for each other. Luckily, we get along very well, but each has a different personally and likes along with dislikes.

About: For our cave drawing we decided to do a view from inside a cave looking outside. There is a stream that flows out of a cave surrounded by trees and shrubs. We sketched out the cave walls and water. We did shading on the cave wall to make it appear darker and shaded the water and the trees. it should appear as if you are going from a dark cave into the light outdoors!

Created by Orleans High School, Orleans, IN

Artists: Kyla, Porsha, Sydney

Title: Hidden Falls

Teacher: Dr. Leah Morgan

Theme: Mammoth Cave Below Ground

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on Pelon with simple colors, overlapping, and shading.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, all of the people working in my group are very perfectionist about what what they do. We like it simple, but constructed.

About: For the Rocket Project Kyla, Porsha, and Sydney worked together as a group to create a painting of the inside of the cave. For the painting we started painting the black holes that you can see on the cave wall. Then we proceeded to paint the actual wall of the cave. We started out using a redish brownish color for the base and mixed in a darker and lighter color as we went so it would give the wall some texture and more real color base. After we finished the main picture we went back and added darker paint to shade the wall so it would appear more realistic. After the cave wall was finished we then started on the stalactites that drop down from the top of the painting. For the rocks we started out using a tan color and then finished with back and added shading to make the things look dark so appear more realistic. We added the water, some rocks, and the stalagmites. We used acrylic paint for the painting. If we were to change anything it would be the shading on the stalactites that drop down from the top. we thought an underground waterfall would be fascinating.

Created by Orleans High School, Orleans, IN

Artists: Chumna, Madison, Hope

Title: Prehistoric Wonder

Teacher: Dr. Leah Morgan

Theme: Mammoth Cave above and Below.

Materials and techniques: We used fabric and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it is good when all members of a group can work together and do their parts.

About: Based on the central theme of the project we decided that it would be best if the project included a cave of some sort. So, we went online and the entrance to mammoth cave inspired me to incorporate it into the painting.
We did quick pre-sketchs on paper including ideas with Chumna, Madison and Hope. Madison wanted geode rocks somewhere in the painting. Throughout the project we used various techniques including overlap on each other’s areas that we painted. For example, Madison painted the tree, but I painted the moss growing on it along with using a metallic sharpie to create a light textured effect. Hope added lots of color and details.

Franklin-Simpson Middle School, Franklin, KY

Franklin-Simpson Middle School, Franklin, KY

Created by Franklin-Simpson Middle School, Franklin, KY

Artists: Roselyn and Lillian

Title: Above and below Franklin

Teacher: Christy Leigh Matthews

Theme: The world above and below.

Materials and techniques: Paint.

About: Franklin, KY and the world below.

Created by Franklin-Simpson Middle School, Franklin, KY

Artist: Ivana

Title: World of Colors

Teacher: Christy Leigh Matthews

Theme: The land above and below.

Materials and techniques: Paint.

About: The world above and the world below.

St. Thomas the Apostle School, Delmar, NY

St. Thomas the Apostle School, Delmar, NY

Created by St. Thomas the Apostle School, Delmar, NY

Artists: Clarissa, John, Cayla, Nick

Title: Mammothly Amazing Above and Below

Teacher: Denise T. Chonski

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints seemed the best choice as we could blend the colors and create the textures we found above and below ground at Mammoth cave.
We also used fine ink pens to add some details to our painting.

Did you enjoy this project? We felt like we had been on a great adventure and did enjoy every part of the creation process!

About: We chose to depict images from both above and below the Mammoth Cave Park. Particularly striking were the beauty of tree and rock structures along with the waterfalls! Adventure seemed to hold no bounds and be enjoyed by any age visitors! Therefore, we showed a few water as well a cave exploration activities as a means to unpack the beauty and awe striking creation found in the Mammoth area. Water became a prominent feature in our painting to demonstrate its’ power and its’ impact on human as well as animal and plant life! We have been to visit a local cave–Howe Caverns in upstate New York and this reminded us of our trip and how many amazing and spectacularly beautiful things there were to experience! We felt like we would never be able to find everything and never tire of our search for excitement and adventure!!

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, NC

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, NC

Exhibit: April 1 – May 31, 2018

Theme: Nothing Happens Unless First a Dream

Exhibit location: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731

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