Ritter Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Ritter Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Created by Ritter Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Artists: Kindergarteners

Title: I Am

Teacher: Karol Kleppinger

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Created by Ritter Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Artists: Kindergarteners

Title: I Am

Teacher: Karol Kleppinger

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Created by Ritter Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Artists: Kindergarteners

Title: I Am

Teacher: Karol Kleppinger

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Central Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Central Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Created by Central Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Artists: Kindergarteners

Title: As Above So Below

Teacher: Karol Kleppinger

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Created by Central Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Artists: Kindergarteners

Title: I Am

Teacher: Karol Kleppinger

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Created by Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Ty, Grayson, Nicholas, Bryson, Emily, Samuel, Brayden, Carter, Ben

Title: Spacescape: The State of Space; One Small Step

Teacher: Bonita Mogan

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paint and paint brushes. We also used pictures from books and the internet to get inspiration.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed working on this project because we love making art and working together in a group.

About: Our artwork is about space and how the earth would look from above.

Created by Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Jackson, Karli, Liberty, Nate, Shaun, Evan, Ranen

Title: The Beauty of A Night at the Cave Above and Below

Teacher: Bonita Mogan

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paint and blended our colors together to create our sky and the dirt. We used dotting with the end of our paint brush to create the stars in the sky.

Did you enjoy this project? We loved this art project because we got to work with our friends and paint. It was neat to see how the different colors all seemed to complement each other. Making the animals and nature was challenging at times. But mixing the different colors was fun. It was amazing to work as a team and create a fun art project.

About: Our artwork is about showing others how beautiful the world is above and below. The world above includes outer-space, the sky, the grass and trees, along with all the birds and forest animals. Also about the world below, with caves, rocks, roots in the ground along with the bats, fish and snakes in the ground.

Created by Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Girl Scout Troop 1899: Abby, Bella, Briley, Emori, Gwen, Jilli, Tottie, Zoe, Zoey

Title: Bright and Dark: Art for the Rocket

Teacher: Bonita Mogan

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used a thin layer of canvas, colorful acrylic paints, various kinds and sizes of paint brushes. We also used paper and pencils to first sketch our ideas out after a collaborative brainstorming session. We mixed colors to add depth and add value to the painting.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed painting the most! It was so FUN! It was awesome because we worked together as a group and combined all of our ideas into one amazing work of art. It was a great team building experience and in the end our group had its very own masterpiece that proves if we work together we can accomplish anything!

About: Colorful things in nature from above and below. Things we find in the world around us that are light and dark. It is a reflection of what the world looks like to us.

Created by Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Nikhil, Audrey, Eric, Anna, Nica, Abigail, Lily

Title: The World Above and Below

Teacher: Bonita Mogan

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paint. We mixed paint to show different colors of the water splashing and the tree tops and clouds. We used different sized shapes to create rocks around the cave opening.

Did you enjoy this project? Of course we did! We love to collaborate together and paint.

About: Our artwork is about Mammoth Cave during a rain shower. It shows life found in a cave including bats and fish. These things are found below. The things found above would be trees, clouds and rain. We chose this because we wanted to show other things that people don’t naturally think about-like life when it is raining.

Created by Clays Mill Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Artists: Katy, Campbell, Samantha, Harvey, Ara, Simon

Title: Springtime at the Bunny Burrow

Teacher: Bonita Mogan

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used acrylic paint and paint brushes. We used a variety of colors to make the painting pop. We used texture on the tree tops and the bunnies. We also used the end of our paint brushes as the flowers.

Did you enjoy this project? We loved this project because we were given the chance to unleash our imaginations, we learned a lot of stuff about painting, and we got to listen to others ideas and share ours too.

About: Our artwork is a beautiful picture about bunnies living below the ground, in their den or burrow, at springtime. There is a lot of flowers blooming outside so the bunnies can eat.

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Drakes Creek Middle School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Andy, Will, Nathan, Carson, Michael, Isaak, Hunter

Title: Cave Painting

Teacher: Kandice Kilcoyne

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it taught us how to work in a group setting and divide up work equally.

About: The scenery at Mammoth Cave, especially the hiking trails.

Padre Islands National Seashore Art Exhibit

Padre Islands National Seashore

Exhibit: June 1 – August 1, 2018

Art due: Monday April 16

Theme: 40 Years of Kemp’s Ridley Conservation

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11AriUddZ5VClfKhxNY1U-JkfdweBxBpQ/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

To learn more contact Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com. This program is a part of The Dream Rocket Project, www.thedreamrocket.com.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Exhibit 5

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Exhibit 5

Exhibit: May 1 – June 30, 2018

Theme: How can we bring about change in the world around us?

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XRS7QRzm9Ulvq0Qt3pS4iMt2o_RQ1wcB/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148

To learn more contact Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com. This program is a part of The Dream Rocket Project, www.thedreamrocket.com.

Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Jacob

Title: Ice Cold

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed working on the project i thought the theme above and below was a very cool idea.

About: My artwork is above and below a glacier.

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Logan

Title: Sunshines

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Watercolor paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed painting this piece.

About: I tried to create sunshine above the ocean and in the ocean.

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Abby

Title: Seasonal Core

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and watercolor.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was the best ever! I would love to do it again.

About: A tree uprooting from the core of the earth with the different seasons.

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Xavier

Title: Native Caves

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Colored pencils.

About: My artwork is about the Native American caves. It is an image of an area I saw on a school trip with a few extra details. I believe that this image is a good representation of the Native Americans and their caves during their times.

Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Dylan

Title: Cave Tree

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: I used fine tipped markers and colored pencils. I used some shadowing techniques, and blended some colors to give it a smoother transition between colors.

Did you enjoy this project? I did not entirely enjoy working on the project because it felt like I was forced to do it, and that it was an assignment. I would have preferred having been given the choice of doing it, and been given extra credit for participating if I had chosen to do so.

About: My artwork is about blending the world above, in this case a tree, with the world below, in this case a cave. I just expressed the idea that came to mind when I first thought of the World Above and Below.

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Ray

Title: Above and Below

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Colored pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: My artwork is about the mammoth caves It’s about the world above and below about the mammoth caves.

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Kora

Title: The World Above and Below

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: In my artwork I used watercolor paints, a variety of paint brushes, sponges, and a soft to the touch canvas material. I used many techniques to get the watercolors to work the ways that I needed them to. There were times when I had to make sure I used enough paint or enough water. With my paint brushes, if I needed something light colored I had to make sure to position my hand the way I needed it to be and I lightly painted what I needed to. When I needed a darker color I used regular amount of pressure to my paint brush as I needed. I basically had to think of how to maneuver my techniques.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed working on this project very much. It was something to learn from with how to maneuver my ideas from what I knew to what I was going to learn while painting. It was an amazing experience painting this project.

About: My artwork is about what the world looks like from the above and from below. Imagine what space looks like in a different point of view, and imagine what the Earth or the lower layers of the Earth look like.

Created by Peetz High School, Peetz, CO

Artist: Katrina

Title: Colorful Cave

Teacher: Leslie Raffleson

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, I did.

About: Because I thought it was just right for my ability to do this drawing.

Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Created by Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Jillian and Lydia

Title: Sunset over Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Watercolor and watercolor pencils.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we very much enjoyed working on the project.

About: Sunsets can only be described as pure beauty. We wanted to incorporate that into the artwork.

Created by Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Diego and Angel

Title: The World Above and Below

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Watercolor pencils, ink, and pencil.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we enjoyed it.

About: Our artwork is about Mammoth Cave National Park below it and above it.

Created by Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Maddie, Gracie, Kezi, Brian

Title: The Mammoth’s (Big) Cave

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Watercolors, tempera paint, watercolor pencils, and blending.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. We weren’t very experienced with paint and we made some mistakes, but that’s what art is about.

About: Our artwork is about what mammoth cave looks like from above and below.

Created by Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Jacinda and Sydney

Title: Above and Below Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: We used watercolors and watercolor pencils.

Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed doing this very much and imaging what it would look like.

About: We did this artwork because we wanted to show people what it looks like above Mammoth Cave and below.

Created by Bristow Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Artists: Jordan and Maggie

Title: Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Kelli Combs

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Watercolor, tempera paint and watercolor pencils.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we did. We love drawing and creating artwork.

About: We picked what we picked because we want people to know that Mammoth Cave is peaceful.

Stopher Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Stopher Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Created by Stopher Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Drew, Ben, Andrew, Will, Jonathan, Sara, Eli, Allie, Elise, Ava, Zachary, Riley, Elizabeth, Valentina, Sanaya, Steven, Khloe, Sophia, Jack

Title: Our Art Kentucky Home

Teacher: Amy Siwicki

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: We used a variety of fabric remnants, felt and textiles, ribbon, yarn, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork is the right panel of a collaborative piece with our two other submissions. All three pieces go together and represent a view of the world from above the state of Kentucky, which is where our school and Mammoth Cave National Park are located. The students decided on a warm and cool color palette and to invert the middle panel for interest. Some of our 5th graders sketched out the shape of Kentucky, allowing for the rest of the club to contribute by cutting and gluing colors accordingly. The location of Mammoth Cave has been labeled with the abbreviation MCNP.

Created by Stopher Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Sadie, Claire, Macey, Anna F, Elsie, Anna H, Sreeya, Lilly, Yeun, Nolan, Tessa, Gracie, Kate, Cameron, Hartley, Zoey, Claire, Nicholas, Reese, Madalyn, Maycie, Corinne, Liza, Joanna, Bella, Lindsey, Abigail, Annalee, Colleen, Megan, Sarah, Lauren

Title: Our Art Kentucky Home

Teacher: Amy Siwicki

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: We used a variety of fabric remnants, felt and textiles, ribbon, yarn, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork is the middle panel of a collaborative piece with our two other submissions. All three pieces go together and represent a view of the world from above the state of Kentucky, which is where our school and Mammoth Cave National Park are located. The students decided on a warm and cool color palette and to invert the middle panel for interest. Some of our 5th graders sketched out the shape of Kentucky, allowing for the rest of the club to contribute by cutting and gluing colors accordingly. The location of Mammoth Cave has been labeled with the abbreviation MCNP.

Created by Stopher Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Emily, Skyylar, Elisa, Sophia, Lillian, Neena, Sienna, Azaria, Emma, Alexis, Maanya, Avika, Tyler, Anika, Maysie, Raunak, Jasmine, Samuel, Brody, Drew, Cynthia, Olivia, Nolyn

Title: Our Art Kentucky Home

Teacher: Amy Siwicki

Theme: The World Above and Below

Materials and techniques: We used a variety of fabric remnants, felt and textiles, ribbon, yarn, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: This artwork is the left panel of a collaborative piece with our two other submissions. All three pieces go together and represent a view of the world from above the state of Kentucky, which is where our school and Mammoth Cave National Park are located. The students decided on a warm and cool color palette and to invert the middle panel for interest. Some of our 5th graders sketched out the shape of Kentucky, allowing for the rest of the club to contribute by cutting and gluing colors accordingly. The location of Mammoth Cave has been labeled with the abbreviation MCNP.

Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Created by Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Callie, Hector, Natalie, Zanub, Andrea, Sebastian, Charlotte, Yaslynn, Melany, Melia

Title: Above and Below Mammoth Cave Visitor Center

Teacher: Debbie Rutledge

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: 8×8 paper, crayons or colored pencils, projector, canvas, Sharpie marker, and acrylic paint

Did you enjoy this project? Everyone was engaged and filled with wonder at the mysteries of a world unknown to most of our students.

About: Hartstern Elementary students explored the mysteries and contrasting worlds above and below Mammoth Cave National Park. We explored how caves are formed and we compared and contrasted life forms above and below the earth. Students learned were fascinated with how water dripping on limestone creates formations under the earth. They also enjoyed the notion of albino fish and cave crickets as well as wild turkeys and other living creatures above and below the earth.

Created by Hartstern Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Artists: Kody, Andrea, Charlotte, Sebastian, El Hodge, Wyatt, Annaleigh, Melany, Yaslynn, Melia, Kleira, Aniyah

Title: The World Above and Below

Teacher: Debbie Rutledge

Theme: Science/Nature/Arts

Materials and techniques: Our students used rough draft paper to practice illustrating the contrasting levels above and below the Earth’s surface. Next we took 8×8 paper to illustrate art that would be transferred with a projector onto canvas. Students traced the winning pieces onto canvas with Sharpie Markers. More students used acrylic paints to finish the works of art.

Did you enjoy this project? Students from 2nd – 5th enjoyed the project immensely. Many had connections to cave tours and some are anticipating holiday adventures to view art, nature and the mysterious world below.

About: Our 2nd & 3rd grade students studied the wonders of the “world above and below” Mammoth Cave. Fourth and 5th grade students help paint our winning murals. We chose to participate in the Mammoth Cave Exhibit because the cave system is part of our Kentucky claim to fame and as Kentuckians, our students should know about the longest cave system in the world.

Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Jessica, Noah, Sarah

Title: Autumn at Mammoth Cave

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic paint, and fabric.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: One of the most beautiful times of year at MCNP is during the fall as the leaves change colors and begin to fall. The weather is cooler and the animals come out to enjoy nature. Our scene contains images that you might see above and below the ground at the park.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Autumn, Coco, Hayley

Title: High-rise Mountains of Imagination

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We chose to complete an artwork above the ground and saw MCNP from a distance with snow on the mountains of the park.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Blake, Evan, Josie, Zach

Title: Through The Looking Glass

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and oil pastel.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, very much!

About: We chose 4 different views of what you might see when you went to MCNP and we chose to view it through a glass window.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Abigail, Alyssa, Cade, Callie, Jemario, Wayne, Isaiah, Lucas, Becca, Katie

Title: Above and Below

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint on canvas with painted fabric.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we worked together as a team and had a great amount of fun.

About: We chose to portray MCNP above the ground with its trees, animals and sky and then the cave below the ground with stalagmites, stalactites and the river.

Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Brooklyn, Destiny, Gracie

Title: Glamouflage

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we had fun!

About: We chose to paint a colorful background and then we used a stencil idea to complete a contour line of a big buck.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Callie, Chalise, Hannah, Preston

Title: Wash Away

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? YEs, but we had some difficulty because our plans kept changing but we made a decision in the end.

About: Our artwork depicts dark red rocks surrounding a waterway underground at MCNP.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Madison, Samantha, Tasha

Title: Autumn Close-up

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas, acrylic paint, and fabric.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We chose to crop a section of a beautiful fall tree at MCNP.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Alexia, Kaitlin, Ryan, Savannah, Trevor

Title: Sun above – Cave Below

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Our project shows a beautiful sunset over MNCP and then the cave below it. Our artwork is abstract and colorful.

Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Alexis, Haley, Marcus, Vanessa

Title: Majestic Land

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The silhouette of a buck is highlighted as he looks over the majestic land in which he lives. The sky at night and day is above the ground on which he stands and the cave rests neatly below.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Carina, Eric, Liam, Madi

Title: Journey To The Underground

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Above the ground is an elevator (left side of the picture) that takes you below the ground and into the cave. You can see the contrast of what MCNP looks like above and below the ground.

Created by Hart County High School, Munfordville, KY

Artists: Claudia, Kaitlyn, Karina, Rhiannon

Title: Mother Oak

Teacher: Pam Glaab

Theme: Conservation (Nature, animals, etc)

Materials and techniques: Canvas and acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: A giant oak tree curls its branches upward, protecting the sky above while the roots grow deep below the earth and mesh with the cave.

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!

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

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Art Exhibit

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Exhibit: April 2, 2018 – Summer 2019

Theme: “We Must Adjust to Changing Times and Still Hold to Unchanging Principles”. This would honor the legacy of Miss Julia and the high school while also promoting the ideals that shaped the Carter presidency and views. Link for background information about Miss Julia. https://jimmycarter.info/2016/03/25/julia-coleman/

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPWDd6RW9HazNOUnc/view?usp=sharing

Fort Scott National Historic Site Art Exhibit

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Exhibit: February 1 – March 31, 2018

Theme: New Faces, New Neighbors

Exhibit location: Fort Scott National Historic Site, Old Fort Blvd, Fort Scott, KS 66701

Big Thicket National Preserve Art Exhibit

Big Thicket National Preserve

Exhibit: January 2 – April 30, 2018

Art due: Wednesday November 15, 2017

Theme: All the Little Things
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPcEVQS3RaZ2JmUm8/view?usp=sharing

Participants: The majority of participants need to come from this region by national participation is acceptable.

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625

Visiting BTNP
If you would like to visit BTNP and/or schedule a tour please contact Mary Kay Manning at mary_kay_manning@nps.gov or 270-758-2180.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Exhibit #4

Mammoth Cave National Park

Exhibit: November 18 – January 20, 2018

Art due: October 4, 2017

Theme: The World Above and Below, read more here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPazhxX2xHV1JhWE0/view?usp=sharing

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Mammoth Cave National Park, 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY, 42259

Visiting MCNP
If you would like to visit MCNP and/or schedule a tour please contact David Wyrick at 270-758-2180.

Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Juliana, Jazmyne, Jennifer, Catherine

Title: HOPE

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Freedom

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

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so/

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

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Jazmyne, Catherine

Title: The Baptists

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

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

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so

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

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Jazmyne, Catherine

Title: The Touro Synagogue

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

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

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

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

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Catherine, Juliana, Jazmyne

Title: The Quakers

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Religious Tolerance

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

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

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

Created by Garden City School, Cranston, RI

Artists: Sarah, Jennifer, Juliana, Catherine, Jazmyne

Title: The Narragansett Indians

Teacher: Mr. DaSilva

Theme: Equality

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

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so.

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

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Exhibit: August 1 – September 30, 2017

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Theme summary: New Bedford’s diversity is legacy of ‘Whaling History’ and a belief in ‘Progressive Values’. The question is how will that diversity alter the future of the city from this point on? Will New Bedford’s diversity strengthen our future or divide the city?

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Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Hayli, Kylee, Zoe, Marie

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Paint, photo transfer, beads, screen-print, and embroidery.

About: The meaning of our project is to show women’s rights. If you look closely you can see that the center is a dream catcher, which are meant to capture all bad things. The quote in the middle is by Roger Williams and we felt it related to the theme because Roger Williams believed in equality and freedom and women today are fighting for equality and freedom.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Cody, Caleb, Jacob, Zachary

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Watercolor, oil pastel, and photo transfer.

About: Our Project Shows Roger Williams’ idea of freedom of religion. This is expressed by people of all religions coming together in the newly founded state of Rhode Island. Our quote, “God requireth not a uniformity of religion to be enacted in any civil state,” shows that R. Williams did not believe in everyone being forced to practice the same religion. This is something that is relevant to today’s society as well.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Anthony, Brianna, Josh, Kasey

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Paint, oil pastel, screen-print, and photo transfer.

About: Our focus was on the separation of church and state. People wanted to be able to practice their own religion publicly without consequence from the government or society. This is something we still see today as well as in Roger Williams’ time.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Joseph, Garissa, Jaylen, Kaylah

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Photo transfer, embroidery, natural dye, screen-print, and paint.

About: We chose to respond to the theme by displaying Roger Williams’ journey beginning in England and ending with the founding of Providence, RI. Roger Williams stood for freedom of religion but also an overarching belief in overall freedom. We represented contemporary fights for freedom such as The Women’s March, tolerance, and separation or church and state.

Created by Toll Gate High School, Warwick, RI

Artists: Madeline, Jason, Jenna, Kerry-Ann

Title: Untitled

Teacher: Mrs. Sangster

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Materials and techniques: Paint, photo transfer, and screen-print.

About: For our project, we chose the topic of immigration for our “Dangerous Opinion”. We depicted an image of a young Syrian boy, representing the innocence of the children in such a war-torn country. Immigration is a very controversial topic, especially in today’s society, especially because of opposing religious beliefs. Roger Williams was pro-immigration and advocated for freedom of religion in Rhode Island. Therefore our project successfully represents the theme of “Dangerous Opinions” by illuminating the need for sympathy in favor of immigrants.

Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, markers, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? The students worked on these 3 middle pieces together, and were excited about showing a progression of their ideas. They liked the fact that they were able to incorporate music into their final piece.

About: As our 5 pieces came together, and we literally wove together the ideas and images that we had been working on, the idea of caged birds and ultimate freedom, both physically and with our “Dangerous Ideas” really started to take shape. We looked at the Song Freebird, by Lynrd Skynrd, and Sean decided to insert a few of the lyrics into our work, since they worked perfectly with our theme. A la Jean-Michel Basquiat, we appropriated the words of this song, to drive home the point of our artwork.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, markers, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? The students worked on these 3 middle pieces together, and were excited about showing a progression of their ideas. They liked the fact that they were able to incorporate music into their final piece.

About: As our 5 pieces came together, and we literally wove together the ideas and images that we had been working on, the idea of caged birds and ultimate freedom, both physically and with our “Dangerous Ideas” really started to take shape. We looked at the Song Freebird, by Lynrd Skynrd, and Sean decided to insert a few of the lyrics into our work, since they worked perfectly with our theme. A la Jean-Michel Basquiat, we appropriated the words of this song, to drive home the point of our artwork.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Mary, Ray

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Fabric swatches, marker, canvas, and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? The first and last panel of this work were created last, after all of the group work, to tell the story as cohesively as possible. When the group came up with the idea of birds to represent Roger Williams and his followers; at first caged, but finally free, they were excited, and very happy with the final result.

About: We thought about Roger Williams and his “Dangerous Ideas” and how he must have felt while still living in Massachusetts. Ray, one of our Birch Academy students, drew these sweet birds, so we enlarged them and cut them out of fabric. We then cut up one of the group murals we had created to depict the cage that he must have felt he lived in. We used pieces of the canvas in works 2,3 & 4 to complete the cage in work #1.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, marker, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? The Birch Academy students absolutely loved the weaving part of this project. They worked instinctively, rather than looking for a planned outcome, and were very happy with the results.

About: As our project continued, and we were visited by Sparkle Bryant, who shared many interested facets of Roger Williams and his exit from Massachusetts, we began to weave parts of his story into our artwork. Eventually, we decided to literally WEAVE his story together, and we cut up 2 of our graffiti canvases, and wove them into the remaining 2. The result is a beautiful mix of ideas and images that works both literally and figuratively with our “Dangerous Ideas” theme.

Created by Mount Pleasant High School, Providence, RI

Artists: Sean, Aldo, Jen, Deijah, Ray, Ashley, Awa, Edwin, Jermaine, Alex, Evan, Julien, Tykia, Mary

Title: Roger Williams Meets Basquiat

Teacher: Mrs. McMurtery

Theme: Dangerous Ideas

Materials and techniques: Canvas, paint, marker, and glue.

Did you enjoy this project? This was like a free for all, with students loving the freedom of writing and drawing whatever came to mind. Some students had a lot to say; others just wanted to write their name. A new student, Sean, joined our class just as this project was getting underway, and he really led the rest of us to this final work.

About: We started with the history of Roger Williams, and his “Dangerous Ideas”, which got him kicked out of Massachusetts and compelled him to found Providence, RI, where people could believe in whatever they wanted (or didn’t want). Sean looked for an artist with the same kind of attitude as Mr. Williams, and he found Jean-Michel Basquiat. We used Basquiat’s artistic style of graffiti, bold color, drawings & writing to create each of the middle 3 pieces.

Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Created by Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Artists: Sebastian, Jennifer, Rockford, Jhenezey

Title: Who Owns the Ocean?

Teacher: Mrs. Lague

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic, plastic bottles and caps.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: With Oceans polluted- there were differences in opinion on how to conserve our waters and who owns it?

Created by Pell Elementary School, Newport, RI

Artists: Miles, Gionna, Bailey, Amedeo, Hayden

Title: Separation Anxiety

Teacher: Mrs. Sheehan

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Ink dropper, watercolors and fabric crayons.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, especially working with the fabric crayons and great canvas!

About: Students read and studied the history of Rhode Island Including Roger Williams. The idea came from separation of church and state and the struggle Roger Williams created and found himself in deep.

Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Created by Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Artists: Nijah and Anthony

Title: Stone-Walled

Teacher: Mrs. Lowe

Theme: Equality

Materials and techniques: Fabric markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Differences of opinion between church and state with Roger Williams philosophy.

Created by Rogers High School, Newport, RI

Artist: Jane

Title: Boats and Quotes

Teacher: Mrs. Lowe

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Quotes and freedom of speech during the time of Roger Williams.

Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

Created by Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI

Artists: William, Keeley, William, mary Kate, Emma, Peyton, Parker, Meghan, Brianna

Title: Not Eye to Eye

Teacher: Mrs. Icart

Theme: Freedom

Materials and techniques: Acrylic and ink.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: If the government should control, what should we think and believe?

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