Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Created by Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Artists: Jamie and Alexis

Title: Natural Beauty

Teacher: Amy D. Walker

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil drawing with Prismacolor and water color.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, but we almost ran out of time. We liked the paper.

About: We chose to create an outdoor seen with a wooden fence and leaves so that others would get a better perspective on what natural beauty really is. We focus so much on ourselves and what we want other people to see and how we want to be seen. We need to learn that beauty is all around us.

Created by Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Artists: Cali and Camryn

Title: Just Swinging

Teacher: Amy D. Walker

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil to draw, acrylic paint, and artificial flowers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We wanted to choose a theme that would represent the idea of childhood memories. Who didn’t have a swing of some sort as a child? All the little things that make us who we are come from our lives as children turning into adults. We hope this picture helps others remember fun times they had as a child.

Created by Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Artists: Noah and Chance

Title: Fire and Ice

Teacher: Amy D. Walker

Theme: Peace

Materials and techniques: Grid drawing, acrylic paint, and oil pastel.

Did you enjoy this project? Very much so!

About: “The eye should learn to listen before it sees” – Robert Frost. We chose to create our artwork around the quote by Frost because we wanted others to realize that all the little things really come from what we witness around us every day. The fire and ice on the antlers show that no matter the wonder or the sadness, everything in our life makes us who we are.

Created by Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Artist: Morgan

Title: Swimming Freely

Teacher: Amy D. Walker

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil drawing with acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes. Even though it took a while to decide what I was going to do.

About: I chose the fish because I liked how they are interact with each other without a care in the world. They swim in a graceful manner and they are peaceful to watch from above. I wanted the water to give a sense of movement, as if viewing from above. They are a small piece in our grand life.

Created by Evadale Art Honor Society, Evadale, TX

Artist: Triston

Title: Sunset

Teacher: Amy D. Walker

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Grid drawing system with acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed working on this project. I hope that it is fun for others to view this peice and possibly remember events in their own lives that will remind them that all the little things in life are important.

About: I chose to paint a cowboy in the silhouette because of the importance of the cowboys life to all America. He is a little part of the grand picture. I chose the silhouette because I wanted this to depict any cowboy, not the resemblance of one particular person.

Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Created by Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Artists: Anaya, William, Candace

Title: Moonlight

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Chalk pastels on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The theme of this project was “All the Little Things.”

Created by Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Artist: Britny

Title: Bat

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Chalk Pastels on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The theme was “All the Little Things.”

Created by Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Artists: Madison, Joe, Don

Title: The Armadillo and the Road Runner

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Chalk pastels on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The theme of this project was “all the little things.”

Created by Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Artist: Jessica

Title: Eagle

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Chalk pastels on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The theme for this project was “All the Little Things.”

Created by Jasper Junior High School, Jasper, TX

Artist: Lili

Title: Butterfly

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Chalk pastels on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: The theme for this project was “All the Little Things.”

The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

Created by The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

Artist: Amanda

Title: Found It

Teacher: Amanda Casey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint and loose painting strokes.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun to be able to draw more nature scenes and help promote our National Forest.

About: “Found It” is inspired by all the little animals in the forest and in our communities that work hard each day for food. This squirrel just found his nut that he buried in the Spring. I see this a lot in
our yard and when in nature camping, it’s nice to see all the small
insects and bugs busy at work too.

Created by The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

Artist: Aedan

Title: Got it!

Teacher: Amanda Casey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, it was fun to paint something in nature.

About: The Woodpecker is trying to locate his meal and he got it.
Woodpeckers are interesting in that they peck at the bark of
trees to locate insects to eat and they also catch flying bugs too.
I like when I am outside and I hear one up in the tall trees but
can’t locate it. They are very loud too!

Created by The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

Artist: Ethan

Title: Sunning

Teacher: Amanda Casey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes I had fun learning how to use acrylic paint with my mom and being able to help others see how nature is important for everyone to see.

About: My artwork was about two little baby alligators sitting in the sun
on a log. I like to watch out for animals in the forest and lakes
while camping. Seeing how they live is fun! I know that these
little alligators will grow up to be really big.

Created by The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

Artists: Aedan and Ethan

Title: Moving Slow

Teacher: Amanda Casey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes it was fun to paint something in nature with my brother.

About: This snail is just doing what it does….moving slowly. We think that
the snail is making its way up the leaf and onto the pitcher plants. Hopefully it doesn’t get eaten but I think his shell will protect him. We like small insects and think that their bodies are
interesting in how they protect themselves from birds or other insects trying to make them lunch.

Created by The Woodlands High School 9th Grade, Woodlands, TX

Artists: Kayla and Naomi

Title: Small Geenery

Teacher: Amanda Casey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes we really enjoyed working together.

About: While working on this art piece, my sister and I were very loose about the strokes and tried to grasp the overall image. We were trying to paint the image in a lively way, in which after finishing the abstract base, most of which I believe my sister succeeded in, as she manages to bring life and color into the painting, in ways I cannot explain even if I tried to imitate her style. I finished off with realism over the abstract base, to make the image of the turtles resting on the log in the lake easier to grasp.

Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Created by Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Artist: Jailene

Title: Tranquility

Teacher: Lisa Collins

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Paining with watercolor and accenting with black Sharpie marker.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed this project very much.

About: Childhood memories of chilling at the state park and catching tadpole under the Lilly pads. Also, I did some artwork of characters by the water before and wanted to incorporate that into my childhood memories.

Created by Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Artist: Tania

Title: Too Small To See

Teacher: Lisa Collins

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: I used acrylic and Sharpie marker.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoy doing anything that has to do with public and putting my artwork out there.

About: My artwork depicts Spanish heritage of a girl in nature sitting in peace not worrying about the small snowflakes in the winter of the forest falling down on her.

Created by Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Artist: Eldy

Title: Eye Looking Beyond

Teacher: Lisa Collins

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Chalk Pastels is what I used to create my piece.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed this project.

About: I just imagined that a small eye of an animal looking out on the Big Thicket “Preserve would be a small thing, so that is what my art piece depicts.

Created by Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Artist: Danielle

Title: Eye Looking Beyond

Teacher: Lisa Collins

Created by Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX

Artist: Amy

Title: Brilliant Species

Teacher: Lisa Collins

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: I painted with acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I enjoyed painting the flowers with acrylic. I am a good painter.

About: I chose a species of flower that was small and beautiful and covered the canvas with them.

Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Created by Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Artists: Gage, Maliek, Blade, Chris, Ethan R.

Title: A Reptilian Rally

Teacher: Kelly Spivey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Colored pencil and markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: It’s about reptiles rallied together in the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Created by Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Artists: Kaylin, Julissa, Angel, Angelina, Chelsey

Title: Birds of the Big Thicket

Teacher: Kelly Spivey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil color, and markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We designed a Mandala to represent the numerous birds living in the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Created by Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Artists: A.J. and Kobe

Title: A Mix of Animals

Teacher: Kelly Spivey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil colors and markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Life of amphibians in the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Created by Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Artists: Chelsea, Jace, Crisa, Virginia, Lilly, Kendal

Title: Split Thicket

Teacher: Kelly Spivey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil color and markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We made a mandala to represent both nocturnal and day animals because we love them all.

Created by Newton Middle School, Newton, TX

Artists: Noah, Ethan L., Graycie, Breanna, Makayla

Title: The Great Beyond

Teacher: Kelly Spivey

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Pencil color and markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We made this design to show no matter what color you are, we all matter. We all live the same.

Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Created by Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Artists: Katarina and Madelyn

Title: Jaguar’s Night Off

Teacher: Stacy Ritchie

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie markers, and texture mediums.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes!

About: We choose the jaguar looking at the moon because most animals are active at night and we thought it would be a perfect background.

Created by Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Artists: Mia and Alex

Title: The Last Dawn

Teacher: Stacy Ritchie

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie marker, and texture mediums.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We picked animals to show their families and where they live. We wanted to show that their surroundings fit their needs.

Created by Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Artists: Robert, Matthew, Lucas

Title: The Wild

Teacher: Stacy Ritchie

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie markers, texture mediums.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: To express the wild and how creatures are meant to live… not under our control, but free. They have lives like us.

Created by Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Artists: Rober, Kimberly, Jaxon

Title: Active at Night

Teacher: Stacy Ritchie

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie markers, and texture mediums.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We wanted to show swamp lands and their creatures. We wanted to show them free.

Created by Lone Star Elementary School, Montgomery, TX

Artists: Natalie, Brooke, Lauren

Title: Little Ants in the Big Trees

Teacher: Stacy Ritchie

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, Sharpie marker, and texture mediums.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: We choose little ants to represent “All the Little Things,” because when ants are out of their ant pile it is cool how they all work together.

Creighton Elementary School, Conroe, TX

Creighton Elementary School, Conroe, TX

Created by Creighton Elementary School, Conroe, TX

Artists: Collaboration between KG-4th grade students

Title: Little Creatures

Teacher: Maria Garrett

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We used painters tape to split up the background into different sections, then used bright tempera paint colors to color our geometric spaces. We then took leaf stamps and placed them randomly on our backgrounds. Students then took black sharpie markers to add different details like eyes, mouths, arms, legs, tentacles, etc. on our leaf creatures.

Did you enjoy this project? Our students had a great time taking part in this project.

About: We chose to do art to represent all “The Little Things”, all the little creatures that live in the forest. All the little things are just as important to nature and our environment just as all large creatures.

Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Created by Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Artist: Lily

Title: Little Findings

Teacher: Erin Daniels

Theme: Health

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? I loved working on this project. It was such a fantastic change from the previous work I have done.

About: I wanted to show how nature adapts to any changes. To where something that wasn’t there the day before is now a part of the habitat and the small creatures have to adapt to having it there. The same way we adapt to life and death.

Created by Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Artist: Gale

Title: Bird’s Eye View

Teacher: Erin Daniels

Theme: Community

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? It was a nice project that was fun to do.

About: I wanted the image to show that there’s a lot more going on for an ecosystem to function properly. I wanted to show a forest at its whole view.

Created by Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Artist: Kaitlin

Title: Small Obstacles

Teacher: Erin Daniels

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? It was a fun challenge to think outside of the box and to work hard for a more real deadline.

About: I really thought about when I heard the theme about small creatures, I thought about the smallest. What are their everyday obstacles compared to ours. So I decided on a road black of sorts and how it seems so big, but really it can be tackled and pushed through.

Created by Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Artist: Delaney

Title: Creation in a Bottle

Teacher: Erin Daniels

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paints.

Did you enjoy this project? It was definitely challenging since I don’t usually work with paint, so it was a good brain stretch for me.

About: When I was brainstorming for the project I started to think about how people want to save the entire natural parks and wildlife. I then started to think well what if you could preserve it in a bottle and it would be safe forever.

Created by Brenham High School, Brenham, TX

Artist: Sarah

Title: Fairy Circle

Teacher: Erin Daniels

Theme: Imagination

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? It was really fun and interesting from the usual projects.

About: When I heard the theme for things that are small, I thought about how it would be funny and cute if something that is considered the “King of the Jungle” is transported to an actual jungle where they really aren’t the king because they are so small.

Centerville ISD, Trinity County, Groveton, TX

Centerville ISD, Trinity County, Groveton, TX

Created by Centerville ISD, Trinity County, Groveton, TX

Artists: Lauren, Kate, Malacie, Ty, Clay

Title: The Forest Floor

Teacher: Donna Pharris

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: After visiting the National Forest and considering our theme, “All the Little Things”, we decided to focus on the forest floor.

Created by Centerville ISD, Trinity County, Groveton, TX

Artist: Ezequiel

Title: Little Fellow

Teacher: Donna Pharris

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Focused on the spider.

Lincoln Jr. High School, Coldspring, TX

Lincoln Jr. High School, Coldspring, TX

Created by Lincoln Jr. High School, Coldspring, TX

Artists: Zowie, Ashley, Kylie, Johnathan

Title: Free

Teacher: Danielle Paul

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, we loved using paint.

About: we wanted to draw an animal that can be found in the preserve. We all decided on the bird.

Created by Lincoln Jr. High School, Coldspring, TX

Artists: Isabelle, Miranda, Ashlee, Zoie

Title: All Together

Teacher: Danielle Paul

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Paint, oil pastels, and Sharpie marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

Created by Lincoln Jr. High School, Coldspring, TX

Artists: Karsen, Corbin, Ray

Title: Blood Moon

Teacher: Danielle Paul

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Fabric and paint.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: I enjoy drawing wolves, and I thought that it would be fun to draw it.

Bridge City Middle School Art Club, Bridge City, TX

Bridge City Middle School Art Club, Bridge City, TX

Created by Bridge City Middle School Art Club, Bridge City, TX

Artists: Allisyn, Ava, Dakota, Emmie, Ava, Riley, Juan, Shayan, Kamryn, Harley, Marlee, Emma, Laynee, Ava, Charla, Estrella, Paige, Jessica, Iris

Title: All of the Big Thicket’s Little Animals

Teacher: Tracy Guy

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We used the canvas that the Dream Rocket Project provided. We transferred student drawings to scratch-art foam (like Styrofoam) to make the students drawings into stamping plates. We used block printing inks to stamp the foam plates onto the canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes…very much so!!! It was nice to get to do a collaborative piece of artwork with this group of students. They were able to help each other, and learn a new process of printmaking. It was exciting for them during the process, and they are very proud to also be part of the bigger picture by being included in The Dream Rocket Project.

About: We made a “quilt” of the small animals that are represented at the Big Thicket National Preserve to fit their theme, and to also highlight some of our favorite animals that can be found there. The Big Thicket is such a wonderful place to enjoy the nature around us, and we wanted to shine a light on the vast amount of wildlife that are represented there. The students worked from pictures that were taken at the national preserve and its visitor center.

Created by Bridge City Middle School Art Club, Bridge City, TX

Artists: Allisyn, Ava, Dakota, Emmie, Ava, Riley, Juan, Shayan, Kamryn, Harley, Marlee, Emma, Laynee, Ava, Charla, Estrella, Paige, Jessica, Iris

Title: All of the Big Thicket’s Little Plants

Teacher: Tracy Guy

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: We used the canvas that the Dream Rocket Project provided. We transferred student drawings to scratch-art foam (like Styrofoam) to make the students drawings into stamping plates. We used block printing inks to stamp the foam plates onto the canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes…very much so!!! It was nice to get to do a collaborative piece of artwork with this group of students. They were able to help each other, and learn a new process of printmaking. It was exciting for them during the process, and they are very proud to also be part of the bigger picture by being included in The Dream Rocket Project.

About: We made a “quilt” of the small plants that are represented at the Big Thicket National Preserve to fit their theme, and to also highlight some of our favorite plants that can be found there (including the pitcher plants). The Big Thicket is such a wonderful place to enjoy the nature around us, and we wanted to shine a light on the vast amount of plants that are represented there. The students worked from pictures that were taken at the national preserve and its visitor center.

Carroll Elementary School, Houston, TX

Carroll Elementary School, Houston, TX

Created by Carroll Elementary School, Houston, TX

Artists: Art Club

Title: Bright, Even at Night

Teacher: Sarah Kersh

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Oil pastels.

Did you enjoy this project? The kids had fun taking turns using the pastels and working together.

About: My students chose to draw mushrooms because they are small, but so big with personality! They thought it would be fun to draw them at night to make them look like they were glowing.

Created by Carroll Elementary Art Club, Houston, TX

Artists: Carroll Elementary Art Club

Title: Small, but Strong!

Teacher: Sarah Kersh

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Tempera paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They enjoyed coming up with the composition as a group and then painting together.

About: We read and researched about how amazing leaf cutter ants are. The students loved that the ants can life such weight!

Snyder Elementary School, Spring, TX

Snyder Elementary School, Spring, TX

Created by Snyder Elementary School, Spring, TX

Artists: All of our 3rd grade students.

Title: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!!!!!

Teachers: Michele Thompson and Ashley Shook

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Watercolor and drawing.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Animals, insects and plants Native to Texas.

Created by Snyder Elementary School, Spring, TX

Artists: Jade, Xander, Aaden, Savannah, Grace, Avary, Rylee, Abigayle, Taylor, Rylee, Kopke, Sydney, Alec, Oliver

Title: Walk the Walk

Teachers: Michele Thompson and Ashley Shook

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Basic printmaking, watercolor and Sharpie markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Animals, insect and plants native to Texas.

Conroe High School 9th, Conroe, TX

Conroe High School 9th, Conroe, TX

Created by Conroe High School 9th, Conroe, TX

Artists: Celeste and Emily

Title: The Land of Wonder

Teachers: Melianie Stinson and Destinee Milton

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They had fun with the collaborative piece.

About: The little things in the Big Thicket National Park.

Created by Conroe High School 9th, Conroe, TX

Artists: Maritza, Jillian, Emma, Zoey

Title: The Great Tree

Teachers: Melianie Stinson and Destinee Milton

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They had fun with the collaborative piece.

About: The little things in the Big Thicket National Park.

Created by Conroe High School 9th, Conroe, TX

Artists: Dianna and Esther

Title: The Bridge

Teachers: Melianie Stinson and Destinee Milton

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They had fun with the collaborative piece.

About: The little things in the Big Thicket National Park.

Created by Conroe High School 9th, Conroe, TX

Artists: Erick and Marisela

Title: Enjoying the View

Teachers: Melianie Stinson and Destinee Milton

Theme: Conservation

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint.

Did you enjoy this project? They had fun with the collaborative piece.

About: The little things in the Big Thicket National Park.

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

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