Stephen Bell Elementary School, Bellbrook, OH

Stephen Bell Elementary School, Bellbrook, OH

Created by Stephen Bell Elementary School, Bellbrook, OH

Artists: 2nd Graders

Title: Dreams take flight and so will we.

 

Teacher: Mrs. Taggart

Theme: Paul Laurence Dunbar and aviation.

Materials and techniques: 1. Students did simple line drawings with pencil. 2. Thin cotton fabric was laid on top of the drawing and traced with acrylic markers. 3. The fabric was then painted with acrylic paint and then cut out and glued in place. 4. All students participated in cutting hearts, stars and clouds from felt and used them to fill in open spaces.

 

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was wonderful to see 2nd graders so open to listening to the poem and sharing their ideas.

About: Stephen Bell Elementary is located near the city of Dayton, Ohio and Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Wright brothers are an important part of our community’s heritage. Second graders listened to the poem “Dreams” by Paul Laurence Dunbar and began sketching ideas of dreams floating across the sky. They then began to draw themselves floating with objects that take flight.

 

 

Fairview Pre K-6, Dayton, OH

Fairview Pre K-6, Dayton, OH

Created by Fairview Pre K-6, Dayton, OH

Artist: Demi

Title: Love

Teacher: Mrs. Adams

Theme: Have pen. will write.

Materials and techniques: I used pencil to draw it out and fabric markers and sharpies to add color. I left the background white so it looks like the book is floating, suspended in time.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I enjoyed reading his works and it was hard deciding which of his works to chose.

About: Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s Poem “Invitation to Love”. I did a book open to the page and wrote his poem on one side and drew a picture of the invitation being open day or night. True love is always available.

Created by Fairview Pre K-6, Dayton, OH

Artist: Aryunna

Title: Words

Teacher: Mrs. Adams

Theme: Have pen, will write.

Materials and techniques: Pencil, acrylic paint and Sharpie marker. I used some dry and wet brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I enjoyed learning more about Paul Lawrence Dunbar and figuring out how to make the paint glide on the material

About: It is the cover of one of Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s books. The beauty of the words inside combined with the simple beauty of the cover.

Created by Fairview Pre K-6, Dayton, OH

Artists: Adrian and Hillary

Title: Taking Flight

Teacher: Mrs. Adams

Theme: I’ll have an order of lift with a side of cow.

Materials and techniques: Pencil, cow and plane references, and acrylic paint. We mixed paints to create the exact colors we needed and used wet and dry brush techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we had fun trying to figure out how to draw a cow and where to place the cow and plane.

About: The Wright brothers flight over the cow pastures. We thought it was a funny theme and really liked planes and cows. We thought it was cool how they tested flights over a cow pasture.

Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Shelby and Emma

Title: Night Voyage

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dreams

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We worked together in school and after school.

About: The Voyage your dreams take you on at night.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artist: Tyrell

Title: Flight

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Flight

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? It was a lot of work.

About: Airplanes over the water.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Erin, Sam, and Sydney

Title: Silent Dreams

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dreams

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? We had a great time working together.

About: Peacefulness of night.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artist: Rachel

Title: Day Dreaming Dragon

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dream

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I learned how to paint with acrylic.

About: The mystery of Dragons sparked my idea of day dreaming along side my very own dragon.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Delaney and Briana

Title: Flower Girl

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dream

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: A girl made out of flowers dancing in a garden of flowers and making the flowers twirl around her.

Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Jesse and Dylan

Title: The Tree of Knowledge

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Symbolism and Knowledge

Materials and techniques: Canvas, pencil, graphite, and blue dry pastels.

Did you enjoy this project? It was a lot of work and took a lot of planning.

About: The Tree of Knowledge is made up of a large tree representing “The Tree of Life” and the prefixes, suffixes, pronouns, words with good and bad connotation, and fears to represent the language and knowledge of the world. The concept is based on a dream of world acceptance and understanding.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Callie

Title: Dream Weaver

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dreams

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paints.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed creating a dream related painting.

About: Dream Weaver represents how dreams can begin as reality and then transform into surrealism.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Nina Lin

Title: Beauty Into the Sunset

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dream

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Working on this painting was calming.

About: The swan is flying into the sunset and it’s shadow is blocking some of the color. I chose a swan because of their large size, elegance, and beauty.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Art Club Artists: Savannah, Jarek, Morgan, Cooper

Title: Words That Fly

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Writing in Flight

Materials and techniques: Felt, hot glue, and Sharpie markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Students had a wonderful time learning about the themes and learning new techniques.

About: How your words can just fly out of your mind, on to the pages, and off into the sky like a plane. This work of art was created by Franklin Junior High’s MD Class.

Created by Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, OH

Artists: Franklin Junior High Art Club

Title: Quilted Dreams

Teacher: Mrs. Bender

Theme: Dreams

Materials and techniques: Felt, hot glue, and thread.

Did you enjoy this project? The club enjoyed the freedom to express themselves with a similar topic but in different ways.

About: Members of the Art Club each created a dream square inspired by dreams or flight.

Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Paige, Domenick, Skyler

Title: Cows on the moooooooove

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie marker, and felt.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, because it was fun.

About: Our piece illustrates how the cows needed to be moved for the Wright Brothers.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Allison, Sophia, Holly

Title: Home on the Range

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

About: My artworks shows a barn in a field where the cows were located.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Karlee and Mieke

Title: It’s not the pen that writes, it’s your heart.

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, sewing materials and found material.

About: The emotions that come from Dunbar’s writing.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Taylor and Brooke

Title: Cows in Trees

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and felt.

About: Cows escaped from the barn and they hid in the trees.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Jennifer, Grace, Ryann

Title: Taking to the Air

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

About: Dreams coming true through the lens of the Wright Brothers.

Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Sydney, Kassy, Lilly

Title: Lift Off

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and felt.

About: It is showing the plane taking off from the field.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artist: Shelby

Title: An Utter Disaster

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, sharpie, felt, and buttons.

About: The cow stole the airplane and is flying away with it as the Wright Brothers are chasing after it.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Anna, Marina, Sydney, Sabrina, Brian

Title: To the moooooooooon

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Lift with a side of cow

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and felt.

About: The cow is being shot out of a cannon and is trying to get over the moon.

Created by Miamisburg Middle School, Miamisburg, OH

Artists: Isabella and Kayleigh

Title: Typeputer

Teacher: Mrs. Newton

Theme: Have pen will write.

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, sewing materials, and Sharpie marker.

Did you enjoy this project? yes, because it was fun.

About: It’s about the future vs. past. The future is represented by the computer monitor on the top half of the piece. The past is represented by the typewriter on the bottom half of the piece. The top half is colorful because it’s representative for the future and the bottom half is in black and white like the past.

East Dayton Christian School, Riverside, OH

East Dayton Christian School, Riverside, OH

Created by East Dayton Christian School, Riverside, OH

Artist: Megan

Title: Progression of Flight

Teacher: Mrs. Hooker

Theme: Flight

Materials and techniques: Photos and Mod Podge.

About: Megan went to the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio to take pictures. She wanted people to see the progression of flight from the first flight to today through her photos.

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Abigail

Title: Wildlife

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Hailey, Tatum, Kaitlyn

Title: Camp trip to Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Caiden and Mason

Title: Bat Night

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Madison

Title: The Flower Maze

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Tristan, Ryan, Brayden

Title: Hiking by a Cliff

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Madison and Alex

Title: 2 deer

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Materials and techniques used: Pencil and oil pastels.

About: It’s about “My favorite National Park” theme. In the picture there is a doe and a buck. This is supposed to represent Mammoth Cave National Park.

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Addizan

Title: Camping in Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Jacinda and Kylie

Title: Deer Drinking from a Stream in Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Shelby

Title: Bike Riding in Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Cadence, Shelby, and Aaron

Title: Kayaking Green River

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Emily

Title: Mammoth Cave Wildlife

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: JR and Colin

Title: Snakes

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Connor

Title: The Deer

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Daniel and Aubrey

Title: From the Cave to the River

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artist: Mason

Title: Walking My Way

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Dillon and Aiden

Title: Park Ranger

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Kandence and Nike

Title: The Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Created by LeGrande Elementary School, Horse Cave, KY

Artists: Emily, Natalie, Kaydence, Shelby

Title: Cave Creatures

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Theme: Mammoth Cave

Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Joshua, Aryonna, Aline, Debra, Brooklyn, Makayla, Macey, Krysta, Haylee, Audrey, Jaylynn, Ethan, Molly, Hannah, Sara

Title: Life in the Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Sims

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We created monotype prints on fabric using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils. The cyanotype prints were made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate together to make a light sensitive chemical that was brushed onto stretched fabric that was attached to a board in a dark room. Once the material dried it was placed in a black plastic bag until it was ready to be exposed to sunlight. The images that were used on the cyanotype prints came from the internet and were manipulated in the photo editing software, Pixlr. The images were converted into an old photograph and then the image was inverted to create a negative. This negative was printed on inkjet transparency paper and then the image was placed over the prepared fabric. It was taken outside and exposed in to the sun for 30-40 minutes. Then the material was taken inside and removed from the board it had been stretched on and washed to get the chemical out. Finally, the fabric was put in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide to stop the fabric from exposing any further. The last step in creating our pieces this year was to arrange all of the pieces that were created and then sew all of the pieces of fabric together.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the pieces for Mammoth Cave and learning new ways to do printmaking.

About: Living close to Mammoth Cave National Park it is a treasure that many take for granted. The beauty that lies above and below the surface of the cave is breathtaking. The ecosystem of the cave and the wildlife and vegetation that make-up the park create a gem that we are blessed to have access to. In our pieces this year we wanted to showcase the complexity of Mammoth Cave National Park and the beauty of the cave, animals and plants. We wanted to show images that people would be familiar with, but to create them in a unique manner. We chose to create the images using cyanotype prints or more commonly known as “sun prints”. These images were sewn together with other pieces of fabric that had been printed using gelli plate to create monotype prints. The composition of the pieces shows the diversity of the park with its images, colors and textures.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Joshua, Aryonna, Aline, Debra, Brooklyn, Makayla, Macey, Krysta, Haylee, Audrey, Jaylynn, Ethan, Molly, Hannah, Sara

Title: Life Above the Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Sims

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We created monotype prints on fabric using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils. The cyanotype prints were made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate together to make a light sensitive chemical that was brushed onto stretched fabric that was attached to a board in a dark room. Once the material dried it was placed in a black plastic bag until it was ready to be exposed to sunlight. The images that were used on the cyanotype prints came from the internet and were manipulated in the photo editing software, Pixlr. The images were converted into an old photograph and then the image was inverted to create a negative. This negative was printed on inkjet transparency paper and then the image was placed over the prepared fabric. It was taken outside and exposed in to the sun for 30-40 minutes. Then the material was taken inside and removed from the board it had been stretched on and washed to get the chemical out. Finally, the fabric was put in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide to stop the fabric from exposing any further. The last step in creating our pieces this year was to arrange all of the pieces that were created and then sew all of the pieces of fabric together.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the pieces for Mammoth Cave and learning new ways to do printmaking.

About: Living close to Mammoth Cave National Park it is a treasure that many take for granted. The beauty that lies above and below the surface of the cave is breathtaking. The ecosystem of the cave and the wildlife and vegetation that make-up the park create a gem that we are blessed to have access to. In our pieces this year we wanted to showcase the complexity of Mammoth Cave National Park and the beauty of the cave, animals and plants. We wanted to show images that people would be familiar with, but to create them in a unique manner. We chose to create the images using cyanotype prints or more commonly known as “sun prints”. These images were sewn together with other pieces of fabric that had been printed using gelli plate to create monotype prints. The composition of the pieces shows the diversity of the park with its images, colors and textures.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Joshua, Aryonna, Aline, Debra, Brooklyn, Makayla, Macey, Krysta, Haylee, Audrey, Jaylynn, Ethan, Molly, Hannah, Sara

Title: Down Below

Teacher: Mrs. Sims

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We created monotype prints on fabric using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils. The cyanotype prints were made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate together to make a light sensitive chemical that was brushed onto stretched fabric that was attached to a board in a dark room. Once the material dried it was placed in a black plastic bag until it was ready to be exposed to sunlight. The images that were used on the cyanotype prints came from the internet and were manipulated in the photo editing software, Pixlr. The images were converted into an old photograph and then the image was inverted to create a negative. This negative was printed on inkjet transparency paper and then the image was placed over the prepared fabric. It was taken outside and exposed in to the sun for 30-40 minutes. Then the material was taken inside and removed from the board it had been stretched on and washed to get the chemical out. Finally, the fabric was put in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide to stop the fabric from exposing any further. The last step in creating our pieces this year was to arrange all of the pieces that were created and then sew all of the pieces of fabric together.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the pieces for Mammoth Cave and learning new ways to do printmaking.

About: Living close to Mammoth Cave National Park it is a treasure that many take for granted. The beauty that lies above and below the surface of the cave is breathtaking. The ecosystem of the cave and the wildlife and vegetation that make-up the park create a gem that we are blessed to have access to. In our pieces this year we wanted to showcase the complexity of Mammoth Cave National Park and the beauty of the cave, animals and plants. We wanted to show images that people would be familiar with, but to create them in a unique manner. We chose to create the images using cyanotype prints or more commonly known as “sun prints”. These images were sewn together with other pieces of fabric that had been printed using gelli plate to create monotype prints. The composition of the pieces shows the diversity of the park with its images, colors and textures.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Joshua, Aryonna, Aline, Debra, Brooklyn, Makayla, Macey, Krysta, Haylee, Audrey, Jaylynn, Ethan, Molly, Hannah, Sara

Title: The Historic Mouth of Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Sims

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We created monotype prints on fabric using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils. The cyanotype prints were made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate together to make a light sensitive chemical that was brushed onto stretched fabric that was attached to a board in a dark room. Once the material dried it was placed in a black plastic bag until it was ready to be exposed to sunlight. The images that were used on the cyanotype prints came from the internet and were manipulated in the photo editing software, Pixlr. The images were converted into an old photograph and then the image was inverted to create a negative. This negative was printed on inkjet transparency paper and then the image was placed over the prepared fabric. It was taken outside and exposed in to the sun for 30-40 minutes. Then the material was taken inside and removed from the board it had been stretched on and washed to get the chemical out. Finally, the fabric was put in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide to stop the fabric from exposing any further. The last step in creating our pieces this year was to arrange all of the pieces that were created and then sew all of the pieces of fabric together.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the pieces for Mammoth Cave and learning new ways to do printmaking.

About: Living close to Mammoth Cave National Park it is a treasure that many take for granted. The beauty that lies above and below the surface of the cave is breathtaking. The ecosystem of the cave and the wildlife and vegetation that make-up the park create a gem that we are blessed to have access to. In our pieces this year we wanted to showcase the complexity of Mammoth Cave National Park and the beauty of the cave, animals and plants. We wanted to show images that people would be familiar with, but to create them in a unique manner. We chose to create the images using cyanotype prints or more commonly known as “sun prints”. These images were sewn together with other pieces of fabric that had been printed using gelli plate to create monotype prints. The composition of the pieces shows the diversity of the park with its images, colors and textures.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Joshua, Aryonna, Aline, Debra, Brooklyn, Makayla, Macey, Krysta, Haylee, Audrey, Jaylynn, Ethan, Molly, Hannah, Sara

Title: Our Favorite Park: Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Mrs. Sims

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We created monotype prints on fabric using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils. The cyanotype prints were made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate together to make a light sensitive chemical that was brushed onto stretched fabric that was attached to a board in a dark room. Once the material dried it was placed in a black plastic bag until it was ready to be exposed to sunlight. The images that were used on the cyanotype prints came from the internet and were manipulated in the photo editing software, Pixlr. The images were converted into an old photograph and then the image was inverted to create a negative. This negative was printed on inkjet transparency paper and then the image was placed over the prepared fabric. It was taken outside and exposed in to the sun for 30-40 minutes. Then the material was taken inside and removed from the board it had been stretched on and washed to get the chemical out. Finally, the fabric was put in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide to stop the fabric from exposing any further. The last step in creating our pieces this year was to arrange all of the pieces that were created and then sew all of the pieces of fabric together.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the pieces for Mammoth Cave and learning new ways to do printmaking.

About: Living close to Mammoth Cave National Park it is a treasure that many take for granted. The beauty that lies above and below the surface of the cave is breathtaking. The ecosystem of the cave and the wildlife and vegetation that make-up the park create a gem that we are blessed to have access to. In our pieces this year we wanted to showcase the complexity of Mammoth Cave National Park and the beauty of the cave, animals and plants. We wanted to show images that people would be familiar with, but to create them in a unique manner. We chose to create the images using cyanotype prints or more commonly known as “sun prints”. These images were sewn together with other pieces of fabric that had been printed using gelli plate to create monotype prints. The composition of the pieces shows the diversity of the park with its images, colors and textures.

Created by Munfordville School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Joshua, Aryonna, Aline, Debra, Brooklyn, Makayla, Macey, Krysta, Haylee, Audrey, Jaylynn, Ethan, Molly, Hannah, Sara

Title: From the New to the Old

Teacher: Mrs. Sims

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We created monotype prints on fabric using acrylic paint, gelli plates and stencils. The cyanotype prints were made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate together to make a light sensitive chemical that was brushed onto stretched fabric that was attached to a board in a dark room. Once the material dried it was placed in a black plastic bag until it was ready to be exposed to sunlight. The images that were used on the cyanotype prints came from the internet and were manipulated in the photo editing software, Pixlr. The images were converted into an old photograph and then the image was inverted to create a negative. This negative was printed on inkjet transparency paper and then the image was placed over the prepared fabric. It was taken outside and exposed in to the sun for 30-40 minutes. Then the material was taken inside and removed from the board it had been stretched on and washed to get the chemical out. Finally, the fabric was put in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide to stop the fabric from exposing any further. The last step in creating our pieces this year was to arrange all of the pieces that were created and then sew all of the pieces of fabric together.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on the pieces for Mammoth Cave and learning new ways to do printmaking.

About: Living close to Mammoth Cave National Park it is a treasure that many take for granted. The beauty that lies above and below the surface of the cave is breathtaking. The ecosystem of the cave and the wildlife and vegetation that make-up the park create a gem that we are blessed to have access to. In our pieces this year we wanted to showcase the complexity of Mammoth Cave National Park and the beauty of the cave, animals and plants. We wanted to show images that people would be familiar with, but to create them in a unique manner. We chose to create the images using cyanotype prints or more commonly known as “sun prints”. These images were sewn together with other pieces of fabric that had been printed using gelli plate to create monotype prints. The composition of the pieces shows the diversity of the park with its images, colors and textures.

Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Created by Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: 3rd & 4th Graders, CLCSD

Title: Solubility and Changes

Teacher: Mrs. Hoppe

Theme: Conservation

 

Materials and techniques: Water and solvent-soluble inks, muslin and recycled yarn.

The artists studied the solubility of different drawing and painting media then chose a favorite or a combination of preferred media to create their art. Once the inks and paints were dry on their paintings, the artists emphasized textures and key elements of their Mammoth Cave themed artwork with yarn and stitching.

Did you enjoy this project? The student artists are thrilled to be involved in this project and creating these fiber artworks. This is the second year this group of artists has created work for MCNP, and even as they were working on this year’s art, they were already planning their media and ideas for next year’s show. They have also been asking about other DRP opportunities they could participate in.

 

About: Mammoth Cave is a wonder of the world. This group of artists has researched and shown incredible interest in Mammoth Cave, this art show, and their fiber-based artwork for this show for their second year in a row. The Central Lyon 3rd and 4th graders have shown through art their diverse perspectives of both the vast and beautiful structure of Mammoth Cave or her countless visitors, explorers, and other inhabitants.

 

Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Created by Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: 3rd & 4th Graders, CLCSD

Title: Solubility and Changes

Teacher: Mrs. Hoppe

 

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Water and solvent-soluble inks, muslin and recycled yarn.

The artists studied the solubility of different drawing and painting media then chose a favorite or a combination of preferred media to create their art. Once the inks and paints were dry on their paintings, the artists emphasized textures and key elements of their Mammoth Cave themed artwork with yarn and stitching.

Did you enjoy this project? The student artists are thrilled to be involved in this project and creating these fiber artworks. This is the second year this group of artists has created work for MCNP, and even as they were working on this year’s art, they were already planning their media and ideas for next year’s show. They have also been asking about other DRP opportunities they could participate in.

 

About: Mammoth Cave is a wonder of the world. This group of artists has researched and shown incredible interest in Mammoth Cave, this art show, and their fiber-based artwork for this show for their second year in a row. The Central Lyon 3rd and 4th graders have shown through art their diverse perspectives of both the vast and beautiful structure of Mammoth Cave or her countless visitors, explorers, and other inhabitants.

 

Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Created by Central Lyon Community School, Rock Rapids, IA

Artists: 3rd & 4th Graders, CLCSD

Title: Solubility and Changes

 

Teacher: Mrs. Hoppe

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Water and solvent-soluble inks, muslin and recycled yarn.

The artists studied the solubility of different drawing and painting media then chose a favorite or a combination of preferred media to create their art. Once the inks and paints were dry on their paintings, the artists emphasized textures and key elements of their Mammoth Cave themed artwork with yarn and stitching.

 

Did you enjoy this project? The student artists are thrilled to be involved in this project and creating these fiber artworks. This is the second year this group of artists has created work for MCNP, and even as they were working on this year’s art, they were already planning their media and ideas for next year’s show. They have also been asking about other DRP opportunities they could participate in.

About: Mammoth Cave is a wonder of the world. This group of artists has researched and shown incredible interest in Mammoth Cave, this art show, and their fiber-based artwork for this show for their second year in a row. The Central Lyon 3rd and 4th graders have shown through art their diverse perspectives of both the vast and beautiful structure of Mammoth Cave or her countless visitors, explorers, and other inhabitants.

Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Created by Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Art Club Artists: Serenity, Jessie, Kaitlyn, and Shelby

Title: Our Favorite National Parks

Teacher: Mrs. McCombs

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Evolon canvas and watercolor paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed this project and can’t wait to see it on display.

About: We decided to divide this artwork into 4 spaces so each student could choose a National Park as their inspiration. The top left box is of Carlsbad Caverns, the top right box is Glacier Bay in Alaska, the bottom right box is Crater Lake, and the bottom left box is Saguaro National Park.

Created by Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Art Club Artists: Sarah, Lane, Trenton, Nivea

Title: Our Favorite National Parks

Teacher: Mrs. McCombs

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Evolon canvas, watercolor paint, and Sharpie markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we were all really excited to complete this project.

About: We decided to divide our project up into 4 spaces, with each of us choosing a National Park as our inspiration. The top left box is of the Great Smoky Mountains, the top right box is of Bryce Canyon, the bottom right box is Mammoth Cave, and the bottom left box is all of our signatures and the name of our organization.

Created by Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Art Club Artists: Erica, Anna, Victoria, and Maggie

Title: Our Favorite National Parks

Teacher: Mrs. McCombs

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Evolon canvas and watercolor paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we really liked researching the national parks and recreating our own take on them.

About: We divided our canvas into 4 equal boxes, and then each of us chose a National Park to represent in our box. The top left box is Glacier National Park, the top right box is the Grand Canyon, the bottom right box is Arches National Park, and the bottom left box is Congaree National Park.

Created by Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Art Club Artists: Brayden, Emalee, Ayden, and Corvain

Title: Our Favorite National Parks

Teacher: Mrs. McCombs

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Evolon canvas and watercolor paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed this project and can’t wait to see it on display.

About: We divided our canvas piece into 4 equal boxes and each of us chose a National Park as our inspiration. The top left box is of Biscayne National Park in Florida Keys, the top right box is Hawaii Volcanoes, the bottom right box is of the Everglades, and the bottom left box is of Death Valley.

Created by Lawler Elementary School, Leitchfield, KY

Art Club Artists: Jake, Maurianna, Jax, Alyssia

Title: Our Favorite National Parks

Teacher: Mrs. McCombs

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Evolon canvas and watercolor paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We divided our canvas into 4 equal boxes, with each of us choosing a National Park to use as our inspiration. The tope left box is Mammoth Cave, the top right box is Yosemite, the bottom right box is Mount Rainer, and the bottom left box is Yellowstone.

West Holt Public School, Atkinson, NE

West Holt Public School, Atkinson, NE

Created by West Holt Public School, Atkinson, NE

Artists: Mrs. Olson’s 1st Grade Class 2016-2017

Title: Floating by the Milky Way

Teachers: Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Olson

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: We used a combination of materials including; fabric, paint, and ink pens.

Did you enjoy this project? The students loved painting the background and seeing the project come together.

About: The students loved how colorful the Milky Way is and wondered what it would be like to see it up close. They decided the best way to see it up close would be if you were an astronaut.

Created by West Holt Public School, Atkinson, NE

Artists: Mrs. Slaymaker’s 5th Grade Class 2016-2017

Title: Exploring Halley’s Comet

Teachers: Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Slaymaker

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: We used a combination of materials including; fabric, paint, and ink pens.

Did you enjoy this project? The students really enjoyed working on this project together.

About: Students were really interested in Halley’s Comet and wanted to illustrate it. They painted the comet on the fabric and added a space shuttle flying in front of it.

Created by West Holt Public School, Atkinson, NE

Artists: Mrs. Young’s 5th Grade Class 2016-2017

Title: Journey to the Moon

Teachers: Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Young

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: We used fabric and ink pens.

Did you enjoy this project? The students really enjoyed working on this project together.

About: These students wanted to incorporate the earth and moon. They decided to represent the journey the astronauts would have to take from the earth to the moon.

Created by West Holt Public School, Atkinson, NE

Artists: Mrs. Kopecky’s 1st Grade Class 2016-2017

Title: Discovering the Moon

Teachers: Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Kopecky

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: We used a combination of materials including; fabric, paint, and ink pens.

Did you enjoy this project? The students really enjoyed working on this project and seeing all of the pieces come together.

About: The students were recalling when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon and decided they would like to illustrate that event. The students liked the idea of having the earth in the background so that it would remind people about the long journey the Apollo 11 had to take to reach the moon.

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Alyssa and Liz

Title: Death Valley

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Favorite National Park

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our interpretation of Death Valley National Park.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Allrya, Anna, Zoe

Title: Big Bend

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: Big Bend Nation Park.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Norah and Bray

Title: The Waterfall Path

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: A combination of our favorite national parks!

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Maggie and Abby

Title: The Great Waterfall

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: Our ideal national park!

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Will and Eli

Title: Yellowstone

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Yellowstone National Park.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Hayden, Soe, Jacob

Title: Volcano

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques:

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: Hawaiian volcanoes.

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Annabel

Title: Gateway to the West

Teacher: Mrs. Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: Saint Louis Arch.

Pottstown Arts, Pottstown, PA

Pottstown Arts, Pottstown, PA

Created by Pottstown Arts, Pottstown, PA

Artists: Marie, Kai, Rishi, Ishir, Vihaan, Elly, Brooke and Malcolm

Title: Amazing Ocean Animals

Teacher: Mrs. Haigh

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Canvas, pencil, melted crayons, felt, Sharpie pens, wool roving, yarn, hot glue and adhesive spray.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. The students enjoyed the new materials we used, operating a hot glue gun, and creating a unique animal.

About: The students chose 2 of their favorite ocean animals, picked for their neat adaptations, and combined them into 4 amazing animals: (a) an octopus who can squeeze into really small spaces with sharp shark teeth, (b) a fish that can breathe underwater and change into a coral reef during the day, (c) a puffer fish that is spiky and puffs up when scared with sea stars on the ends of each spike, and (d) a manta ray who hides on the ocean floor with a lion’s mane from the lionfish that is an excellent hunter. These 4 amazing ocean animals live amongst the greatest ocean animal of all: an animal that looks more like a plant: a coral reef!

Warren East Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Warren East Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Warren East Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Madelyn, Allyson, Morgan, Kenaz, Riley, Tyler

Title: Mammoth Cave in Fall

Teacher: Mrs. Carini

Theme: Our Favorite National Park

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? The sharing of ideas, ownership and style were wonderful. We all built on each other’s strengths as we worked.

About: Kentucky is a cave region that is beautiful all year long. Mammoth Cave is intriguing inside and out. This is just a small taste of how we see its beauty.

Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Created by Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: 3rd Graders

Title: My Favorite National Park

Teacher: Mrs. Armstrong

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Texture rubbing plates, crayons, paint, markers, construction paper, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Mammoth Cave National Park

Susi Soler Y. Brown, Worthington, OH

Susi Soler Y. Brown, Worthington, OH

Created by Susi Soler Y. Brown, Worthington, OH

Title: Early Evening at Point Reyes

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: I used cottons and a sewing machine to collage a lot of fabrics together, and then I did a few accents with water based paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I always enjoy working on collages.

About: I have fond memories of going often to Point Reyes Beach when I lived in CA.
There is a lighthouse you can climb up in. This area is also a bird sanctuary where many migratory birds come through on their way to other places. This is the best beach! It’s a bit “rough” by beach standards…the water is the cold Pacific, but you can see whales passing by and yacht are often funny sea otters frolicking in the water.

Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Created by Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Artists: Deken, Kinley, Dakota, Cooper, Preston, Jacob

Title: Leaves

Teacher: Mrs. Kapusuzoglu

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Fabric, paint, and foam sheets.

Did you enjoy this project?

About: Wildlife conservation in Kentucky.

Created by Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Artists: Gage, Sam, Jasmine, Wayne, Clara, Hallie

Title: Wildlife Blocks

Teacher: Mrs. Kapusuzoglu

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our favorite wildlife from around Kentucky.

Created by Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Artists: Emma H., Kadie, Matthew, Kobi, Delainie, Emma M.

Title: Mammoth Cave National Park

Teacher: Mrs. Kapusuzoglu

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Wildlife and habitat in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Created by Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Artists: Chris, Jedidiah, Brandy, Dalton, Paige, Jake, Jaselyn

Title: Blue

Teacher: Mrs. Kapusuzoglu

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Paint, canvas, and foam.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We love the blue sky and wildlife in Kentucky.

Created by Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Artists: Naveah, Michelle, Anniston, Pru, Tori, Eleanor, Trenton, Brenna, Owen

Title: Birds

Teacher: Mrs. Kapusuzoglu

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Scratch art paper, canvas, and foam.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We love birds!

Created by Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Cox’s Creek, KY

Artists: Jack, Braydon, Jacob S., Zach, Kaleb, Jacob A., Gage, Kylie, Addison, Devin

Title: Critters

Teacher: Mrs. Kapusuzoglu

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Scratch art paper, canvas, and foam.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our favorite Kentucky critters.

John Hole Elementary School, Centerville, OH

John Hole Elementary School, Centerville, OH

Created by John Hole Elementary School, Centerville, OH

Artists: Fifth Grade Art: Demia, Mia, Gloria, Maeve, Lila, Ishita, Leah, Celeste, Kyleigh

Title: Cows, Moons, and Planes

Teacher: Mrs. Klass

Theme: History of Flight

Materials and techniques: Tempera paints, and a bright, block-color abstract approach.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: The theme was provided by the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, and was “I’ll Have an order of ‘lift’ with a side of…cow?” We brainstormed imagery and discussed the story of the Wright brothers and their first flights. In the end, we decided on a bright, abstract painting that shows the Wright Flyer, cows since they worked on a cow pasture, and the ‘cow jumping over the moon’ since what the Wright brothers accomplished was like a child’s dream or story.

Cleveland PreK-6 School, Dayton, OH

Cleveland PreK-6 School, Dayton, OH

Created by Cleveland PreK-6 School, Dayton, OH

Artists: Macayla, Carlyjane, Emmilie

Title: The Mask

Teacher: Langston Watras

Theme: What Dreams We Have

Materials and techniques: Felt, yarn, acrylic paint, various fabrics, and fabric fusion.

Did you enjoy this project? Absolutely!

About: We talked about the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem ‘We Wear the Mask,’ and how it shows how people hide their true feelings. We wanted to show how we dream to show our true selves, but sometimes have to hide that just like he did.

Created by Cleveland PreK-6 School, Dayton, OH

Artists: Michelle, Tori, and Trinity

Title: Dare to Dream

Teacher: Langston Watras

Theme: What Dreams We Have

Materials and techniques: Felt, acrylic paint, and fabric fusion.

Did you enjoy this project? We loved it!

About: Our artwork shows the three student artists, and how the Wright brothers have challenged us to reach for our own dreams. It is exciting to know that they lived and worked in our home town, and that they were able to change the world. Maybe we will change the world too!

Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Created by Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Art Club Artist: Katie

Title: The Mask

Teachers: Mrs. Gruber and Mr. Neto

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Acrylic painting on canvas, fabric collage, and ink writing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, this was a solo work and the artist enjoyed having the freedom to choose how to visually interpret the work of Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

About: The work of art is based on Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s We Wear the Mask. The painting and fabric collage was inspired by the vivid imagery expressed in the poem.

Created by Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Art Club Artists: Alexis, Katie, Michael, Halle, Holly, Suelynn, Kimberly, Belinda, Kylee G., Kylee W., Kaitlyn, Maggie, Emily, Mariah, Haley, Jonathan

Title: Caged Bird (Sympathy) I

Teacher: Mrs. Gruber

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic painting, natural fiber collage, ink writing and drawing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was a chance for students to plan and accommodate the desires of the group. Collaboration is tough, but this group worked hard to stay true to the poem and to the wishes of the group.

About: We tried to create a project that included the work of as many of our Art Club members as possible and included imagery from Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s poem, Sympathy. One work quickly became two, as there are many vivid images that are communicated in this poem.

Created by Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Art Club Artists: Alexis, Katie, Michael, Halle, Holly, Suelynn, Kimberly, Belinda, Kylee G., Kylee W., Kaitlyn, Maggie, Emily, Mariah, Haley, Jonathan

Title: Caged Bird (Sympathy) II

Teacher: Mrs. Gruber

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic painting, natural fiber collage, ink writing and drawing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was a chance for students to plan and accommodate the desires of the group. Collaboration is tough, but this group worked hard to stay true to the poem and to the wishes of the group.

About: We tried to create a project that included the work of as many of our Art Club members as possible and included imagery from Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s poem, Sympathy. One work quickly became two, as there are many vivid images that are communicated in this poem.

Created by Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Art Club Artists: Alexis, Katie, Michael, Halle, Holly, Suelynn, Kimberly, Belinda, Kylee G., Kylee W., Kaitlyn, Maggie, Emily, Mariah, Haley, Jonathan

Title: Above (Dog’s Eye)

Teacher: Mrs. Gruber

Theme: Flight

Materials and techniques: Acrylic painting, fabric and felt collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we researched different techniques to paint the clouds and looked for simple airplane shapes that could be added to both of the works about the Wright Brothers.

About: We addressed the Wright Brothers with two works of art. This project thought about the perspective one might have, looking up, and spotting planes above. This was an easy choice since we all attend Wright Brothers Middle School!

Created by Wright Brothers Middle School, Dayton, OH

Art Club Artists: Alexis, Katie, Michael, Halle, Holly, Suelynn, Kimberly, Belinda, Kylee G., Kylee W., Kaitlyn, Maggie, Emily, Mariah, Haley, Jonathan

Title: Below (Bird’s Eye)

Teacher: Mrs. Gruber

Theme: Flight

Materials and techniques: Acrylic painting, fabric and felt collage.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we looked at lots of aerial photographs and maps to get ideas about the shapes and colors to use for the farm plots and looked for simple airplane shapes that could be added to both of the works about the Wright Brothers.

About: We addressed the Wright Brothers with two works of art. This project thought about the perspective one might have, looking down, and spotting planes above the landscape. This was an easy choice since we all attend Wright Brothers Middle School!

Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH

Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH

Created by Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH

Artist: Maya

Title: The Big City

Teacher: Mrs. Clark

Theme: Reaching your goals.

Materials and techniques: Colored pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I love to draw.

About: I am very creative, and I am interested in fashion design. This drawing shows my dream studio in a big city loft. I hope to someday reach my goals.

Created by Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH

Artist: Brianna

Title: Dream

Teacher: Mrs. Clark

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Watercolor pencil and colored pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I am proud of my drawing.

About: I wanted to combine the themes of dreaming to fly and the actual act of flying. I also wanted to show a person thinking about their goals in life.

Created by Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH

Artist: Isabelle

Title: The Future of the Past

Teacher: Mrs. Clark

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Colored pencil, acrylic paint, charcoal pencil, and Kopek marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I draw and paint every day. I loved the flight and dream concept, as well as working in such a large format.

About: I’ve long had an interest in the Steam Punk genre, and it’s references to Victorian ideas about future stream and smoke powered machinery. I imagined a girl who owns a shop that sells ingenious machines. The viewer can see her working on robotic wings that will be powered by steam. Through the back window behind her, one can see her world filled with unusual machinery and flying machines. My concept was also heavily influenced by Leonardo da Vinci’s strong images for the future. His creative sketches and designs for flying machines really inspired me.

Created by Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH

Artist: Anna

Title: Dreaming On Shooting Stars

Teacher: Mrs. Clark

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Watercolor paint, cut paper, marker, and Mod Podge.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I really enjoyed painting the sky with its shooting stars.

About: My favorite media is watercolor. When my art teacher asked me to think of flying and dreams, I thought, what better way to show this idea than two people enjoying the beautiful night sky.

Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 5th grade students.

Title: Starry Night in Huffman Field

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paints and primary colors blending to create high contrast of complementary colors.

Did you enjoy this project? This project was a lot of fun and we are excited about being involved in a permanent installation.

About: On a Starry night in Huffman Field flying cows soar above as the Wright Brothers beg them to leave the field for them. Dayton, Ohio was where all the original work was done. We wanted to show in a high contrast of colors, how spectacular the brothers must have felt knowing they were embarking on this wonderful journey.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 5th grade students.

Title: What dreams we have and how they fly.

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints and complementary color scheme.

Did you enjoy this project? The students had fun using multiple drawings to create a common theme. Painting was their favorite part.

About: The students imagined the cows taking over Huffman field. They saw the Wright Brothers doing all their hard work and decided to get involved. At one point they let Orville relax while they took him for a ride. Some are ready to lift off in a rocket, too.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 5th grade students

Title: What dreams we have and how they fly.

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints were used and complementary color scheme.

Did you enjoy this project? It was fun deciding how to place our cows and getting creative with color.

About: A quiet day in Huffman field in Dayton, Ohio. The sky contrasts with the ground and is symbolizing a new day…flight. The cows that live there want to be involved and soar, too.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 4th grade students.

Title: If cows could fly

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Color Value

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paint and used color value and compositional organization.

Did you enjoy this project? All the students in the class contributed drawings and took turns painting.

About: The Wright Brothers borrowed a field in Dayton to practice their early flights. Using color value we imagined creative ways of removing the cows and thought it would be even better if the cows could remove themselves by flight.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 4th grade students.

Title: If cows could fly.

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints were used and the students used color value, going from light to dark as their art element for painting.

Did you enjoy this project? The students enjoyed working together to create drawings and lay out their designs. Everyone loved painting and mixing colors using only red, yellow, blue and white.

About: The Wright Brothers practicing in Huffman field had the challenge of removing cows from the field. This group thought they could post a sign and the cows would leave.

Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 6th grade students.

Title: What dreams we have and how they Fly

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Education

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paints and an analogous color scheme of green and yellow greens, mixing our own colors.

Did you enjoy this project? This project was fun and it’s exciting to be part of an installation project.

About: The Wright Brothers dream of flight is envisioned by the cows.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 6th grade students.

Title: Cows can fly

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paints and an analogous color scheme mixing our own colors using primary colors and white.

Did you enjoy this project? This project was fun, we enjoyed working together and even came in during lunch recess to finish.

About: Our cows are flying a plane and show they can do anything. They are inspired by the Wright Brothers to believe.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 6th grade students.

Title: What dreams they have and how they fly.

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: We used Acrylic paints and an analogous color scheme of violet, red violet and red.

Did you enjoy this project? This was a fun project, we worked well together and enjoyed seeing it improve as we painted.

About: We thought it would be fun if our cows were so inspired to fly that they set off in a spaceship or created a flying bike.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 6th grade students

Title: If Cows could fly

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Theme: Science / Technology

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints were used in an analogous color scheme, mixing our own colors.

Did you enjoy this project? This project was fun because everyone had a chance to be involved and we collaborated nicely for the final product. We are excited to see the final installation and be part of a bigger project.

About: When the cows saw the Wright Brothers they wanted to fly too. Some grew wings, others attached balloons, still others jumped on the planes. How exciting to be part of that time and the cows represent our views of what we would want to do if we were there.

Created by Englewood Elementary School, Englewood, OH

Artists: 6th grade students.

Title: What dreams they have and how they fly.

Teacher: Mrs. Wetzel

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints and analogous color scheme were used. We created all the colors using only primary colors and white.

Did you enjoy this project? Our group had fun uniting the two themes in one representative work.

About: Paul Laurence Dunbar was a friend of the Wright Brother and probably wrote this poem while watching their dream. We combined the poem with the plane to show the artist supporting the inventors.

Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Camille and Bonnie

Title: Birds Eye View of Cows

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Grant, Billy, Colton, Darren

Title: The Flying Rock

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Yarn, acrylic paint, fabric, and oil pastels.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun working with other people and materials never used before.

About: The cows are no longer in the way. In the future the cows are flying the space ship.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Zareta, Emmalynn, Kaitlynn

Title: Cows on Mars

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, fabric, and yarn.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. Our group liked working together and expressing ideas.

About: Thinking about when the plane was made and the cows, wanted to show advancement of technology by having a rainbow powered rocket ship and floating cows.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Kaylee, Kristen, Victor

Title: Cow in Space

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was a fun getting to work together with friends while getting along and surprising ourselves with how creative we were and the ability to create an awesome painting.

About: The group wanted to show different planets and the future cookie planets that that cows can nibble as float by. The rocket is old news in the future as the cows can get to space by thought.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Colleen, Karlee, Ruth, Emma

Title: The Milky Way Transformation

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, canvas, and metal. Finger painting and sponging.

Did you enjoy this project? The group was excited to see their original plan evolve as they started working on it. Ideas exploded as they discovered and experimented with the way color moved and blended on the canvas. They more color they added, the more texture appeared which added a sophisticated element to the overall composition.

About: The group felt they could be most creative with the cow in space theme as ideas grew once we put fingers to paint. The group likes cows and galaxies. The old plane is symbolic of the past way of transportation which is no longer needed. The cow is symbolic of the future and the Milky Way ties them together.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Channler and Austin

Title: Floating Cows

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Fabric, acrylic paint, and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun. The cows are familiar due to living out in the country and space is a favorite, so a great collaboration of art and science coming together. The group carried out a difficult plan and surprised their selves by the amazing results. They are so proud and want to do another project like this.

About: The group was thinking outside of the box as other classmates chose rocket ships, they wanted to make a bolder, comical statement suggesting cows being tested in space and the moon as their catapult.

Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Autumn, Aiden, Joey, Devin

Title: Hydra’s Lair

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun to work together and create.

About: Hydra’s are protecting writings of the future in the cave of secrets.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Kylie and Codi

Title: Astrocows

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas. Paper towel blotting, spatter technique, paint brushes, blending, and layering to achieve texture.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. It was fun, creative and got to work together and bonded.

About: The group was thinking of space and wanted to incorporate elements of the theme in a new way with the rocket going towards the moon and the cows grazing on moon grass.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Noah, Dave, John

Title: Team Star Wars

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Rachel, C.J., Raiden

Title: Future World

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, the group enjoyed collaborating in story telling through art. Also, the group enjoyed how the story developed as they went with it.

About: This piece represents an experiment gone wrong. A meteor crashed and harnessed dark matter. The United States wants to use this dark matter as a weapon in case of attack. Cows were test subjects for the dark matter. The experiments went wrong most of the time destroying their equipment. However, they eventually created a weaponized satellite to fire at the UFO. The UFO was then identified as a meteorite passing by. When the satellite was fired it created a worm hole in space that sucks in the earth.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Hannah, Avery, Lindsey

Title: An Unusual Encounter

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, paper, canvas, techniques: fingers, sponges and brushes.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we loved being creative without limits and getting messy. Loved having idea evolve and improvising.

About: Wanted to be creative and have aliens residing with the cows, collaborating together. Showing elements of the past in a place of the future.

Created by Dixie Middle School, New Lebanon, OH

Artists: Rylee and Delta

Title: The Crystal Gems

Teacher: Mrs. Calvert

Theme: Space

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun to come up with ideas and carry them out.

About: Rebecca Sugar wrote stories about universal beings that protect the earth. It then became a cartoon. Paul Laurence Dunbar’s stories are from the past but Rebecca’s represent the future. Dunbar’s stories are used as a launch pad for Sugar’s futuristic writings.

Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Makayla

Title: Everglades National Park

Teacher: Mrs. Soule

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I am showing the density of the forest with just a little light coming through.

Created by Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Carlos

Title: Dry Tortugus National Park

Teacher: Mrs. Soule

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My artwork features one of the great turtles of the Dry Tortugas.

Created by Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Julianna

Title: The Geyser

Teacher: Mrs. Soule

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I wanted to show the power of nature so I thought of the geyser. It was challenging to paint but I finally got it!

Created by Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Taylor

Title: Redwood National Park

Teacher: Mrs. Soule

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I wanted to show the nature and beauty of the redwood forest. I tried to contrast the size of the trees. It was fun to paint.

Created by Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Jaci

Title: Yellowstone

Teacher: Mrs. Soule

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I want people to feel the peace and beauty that is in the nature of the forest.

Created by Greenwood High school, Bowling Green, KY

Artist: Jonathan

Title: Zion National Park

Teacher: Mrs. Soule

Theme: National Parks

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The beauty and wonder of the majestic mountains.

Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Brittany, Bryce, and Winter

Title: The Great Mountains

Teacher: Mrs. Bullington

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We love to paint and we all did it as a team. We each did a part, and gave each other advice as we worked through the process to make out painting better. As we mixed the paints and drew. We had a great time working together and discovering about the park system.

About: We enjoyed this project very much. We loved looking up information about the National Park system and learning about the different areas of our great nation.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Amelia, Carol, and Matt

Title: The Blooming Mountains

Teacher: Mrs. Bullington

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We as a group enjoyed this project. This is because it was a fun way to paint and show our emotion about the National Parks. ti was a group project and that made it even more fun because we could share ideas with each other.

About: We wanted to show the hiking trails of the mountains because we like to hike and the wonderful colors that appear during the season changing times that can happen. The National Parks are our favorite and we wanted that to come through with our painting and we hope it did.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Jack and Jocelynn

Title: Yogi at Yellowstone

Teacher: Mrs. Bullington

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed it very much using the fun of the movies and cartoons along with the research we learned about the wonderful park

About: We combined fun into our drawing along with the wonderful environment of Yellowstone National Park. When we think of Yellowstone we think of the fun time of Yogi Bear taking those picnic baskets.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Heaven and Rebecca

Title: The Waves of Nature

Teacher: Mrs. Bullington

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed this project very much after researching the parks we want to travel and see more of our country and the National Parks.

About: We enjoyed looking through photos and researching about National Parks. Now we want to travel. We both drew a picture of our favorite and combined them into one.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: E;yssa and Breanna

Title: Yellowstone Masterpiece

Teacher: Mrs. Bullington

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed it very much combining our drawings and coming up with the ideas to make our piece work into one complete drawing.

About: We really enjoy looking at pictures about Yellowstone Park and it is one of our favorite parks. So when thinking about which park to do our artwork about we decided it was the choice to do. We drew several drawings and combined them into one piece of work. We thought it worked very well.

Created by Ohio County Middle School, Hartford, KY

Artists: Aiden, Jacob, and Winter

Title: Deer on Mount Rushmore

Teacher: Mrs. Bullington

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and Sharpie marker on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed this project very much and learned a lot in doing the research about Mt Rushmore and how it was created.

About: The wildlife that are on Mt. Rushmore and the artwork that was created on Mt Rushmore that we think represents our great nation.

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