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Student Art Gallery

Our school programs are designed to share art with students and inspire connections and creativity. The works featured here are by talented students in response to our online learning programs. We hope you enjoy these creative responses and personal connections with the artwork.

Submit a student artist statement with each artwork submission.

1st Grade

First graders created these works as part of the Barnes Art Adventures program Explore and Create.

<p><em>Original Tree</em> by Natalie L., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Original Tree by Natalie L., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created in response to the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers for Explore and Create.

<p><em>Original Tree</em> by Alessandra D., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Original Tree by Alessandra D., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created in response to the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers for Explore and Create.

<p><em>Original Tree</em> by Liam T., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Original Tree by Liam T., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created in response to the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers for Explore and Create.

3rd Grade

Third graders created these artworks as a part of the Barnes Art Adventures program An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>The Strong Bear </em>by Jayla, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

The Strong Bear by Jayla, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"I made it with markers because it looks nice and pretty." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>The Black Cat</em> by Lila, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

The Black Cat by Lila, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>B</em><em>uff Guy</em> by Noah, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Buff Guy by Noah, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"I created my artwork with lines, dots, and circles." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Mandalora (Protector Deer)</em> by Erin, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Mandalora (Protector Deer) by Erin, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"I thought of an animal that lives in the forest and how it could be useful. I drew it as a deer and as the human it transforms into." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Lime, the Green Bunny </em>by Kolton W., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Lime, the Green Bunny by Kolton W., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Bob the Owl</em> by Abrianna C., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Bob the Owl by Abrianna C., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"Bob flies over all the homes at night to protect them. When he finds trouble he takes care of it. He can shoot lasers out of his eyes. He’s a powerful protector." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

5th Grade

These artworks were created by fifth graders who participated in Art: Your Story and the STEAM Challenge.

<p><em>Mother’s Day</em> by Nuri T., 5th grade, West Oak Lane Charter School</p>

Mother’s Day by Nuri T., 5th grade, West Oak Lane Charter School

“I used markers, crayons, and colored pencils to create this artwork that shows me, my mom, and my grandma going to the Spirit of Philadelphia for Mother’s Day. I wanted to make sure I drew what we were wearing for the special moment.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.

<p>Video Game Storyboard by Kelsey M., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Video Game Storyboard by Kelsey M., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created as part of the STEAM Challenge.

<p>Video Game Storyboard by Luna S., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Video Game Storyboard by Luna S., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created as part of the STEAM Challenge.

<p>Video Game Storyboard by Marck J., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Video Game Storyboard by Marck J., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created as part of the STEAM Challenge.

6th–8th Grade

Middle schoolers (grades 6–8) created these works as part of Art: Your Story and the STEAM Challenge.

<p><em>A Face of Equality</em> by Vanessa Z., 6th–8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL</p>

A Face of Equality by Vanessa Z., 6th–8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL

“Finely cut magazine pieces create an ombre rainbow mosaic background. This represents equality across gender, race, ethnicity, and more, which is so crucial at this time.” Created as part of STEAM Challenge.

<p><em>Self-Portrait </em>by Rebekkah M., 6th–8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL</p>

Self-Portrait by Rebekkah M., 6th–8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL

“This self-portrait collage is made out of cut up magazines. There are details of the collage that are not exact to my face, but those imperfections highlight the struggle of creating this project. The imperfections also symbolize the uniqueness and complexity of humans.” Created as part of STEAM Challenge.

<p><em>Pieces</em> by Ella B., 8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL</p>

Pieces by Ella B., 8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL

“From a distance, some things look perfect but imperfections are revealed when you zoom in. Pieces is the same way. From afar it appears to be a human, but a close look shows all the little pieces of paper. In real life, I am like this—someone’s first impression of me might not be accurate to who I actually am.” Created as part of STEAM Challenge.

<p><em>Self-Portrait</em> by Sydney S., 6th–8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL</p>

Self-Portrait by Sydney S., 6th–8th grade, the Benjamin School, FL

“This artwork was inspired by the classic Roman mosaics. I wanted to portray the real characteristics of my face and still have depth and meaning in my piece, while maintaining the geometric structure of a mosaic. I think it portrays all the aspects of luminance and proper composition.” Created as part of STEAM Challenge.

<p><em>Flower on a Table</em> by Giselle G., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare</p>

Flower on a Table by Giselle G., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare

“I re-created a Horace Pippin painting featuring flowers on a table. I used pencil because it was all I had available. I used shadows to create depth.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.

<p><em>Escaping into Color </em>by Syra P., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare</p>

Escaping into Color by Syra P., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare

“I created it to show Horace Pippin entering his art or as I should say imagination. It’s meant to indicate someone being sad and wanting to escape reality and entering their imagination or what they feel is their safe place.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.

<p><em>Floral Still Life</em> by Tyler D., 7th grade, Universal CS – Vare</p>

Floral Still Life by Tyler D., 7th grade, Universal CS – Vare

“This artwork was inspired by Horace Pippin's Floral Still Life. I created my work by looking at the original painting and making it into my own style, using digital art with my finger and different colors.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.