My hexagon represents endangered species. My hexagon has one wolf standing alone under the night sky, crying, with tumbleweed blowing by. Then there are words at the bottom saying I don’t want to howl alone. To make my hexagon i took different shades of blue paint and used a sponge to paint the sky then I  took fabric and put it over the blue to make it look more blended and like there were actually stars  in it too. I drew the wolf and painted it with mixtures of browns and grays. I also used sharpie for the grass and tear drops, and a piece of yarn for the tumbleweed. My artwork shows a wolf that is all alone and not wanting to stay that way. It also shows that there are fewer wolves now because we are destroying there habitats and killing them so they are dying. Now, if humans keep up what they’re doing there will eventually be no more wolves. This problem is relevant everywhere in the world. It affects both animals and humans. Everyday we lose a species of animals because we cut down there natural habitats to build more cities. Global warming is causing Antarctica to melt leaving the animals that live there do drown since there will be no land left for them to live on. Rainforests are being destroyed along with the animals that live there. This is important to me because i care about animals and it’s sad to know that we are losing a species of animals that we will never get back. We should support organizations like the Wildlife Conservation Network which works to help build and keep animal natural habitats. If we stop cutting down their homes and try to protect them we could save many animal species.

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Jack Schoen
03/12/2012 1:20pm

This is a great drawing. What I really like is how you chose a wolf for this. Also, your choice is of using fabrc was great.


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    Emily Erickson Cook

    _National Board Certified Art Teacher
    Technology Specialist Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach middle school art in the suburban Chicago area. This project has allowed my eighth grade students to confront global issues and to have an artistic voice that expresses their concerns and passions that one day just might change the world.

    Amy Weiss

    Global Perspectives Teacher
    World History, U.S. History, and Social Studies Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach with Emily Cook in a Chicago suburban school. While my students have learned about global issues in the past, this project allowed them to see that these are not problems that people in other places in the world have to deal with, but rather, that these are world problems, and since we all have a civic responsibility to the world, these are our problems too.


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