Star City High School junior Rafael Molina creates an acrylic painting based on a passage from the children’s book Jack and the Beanstalk.

Star City High School students recently applied their artistic skills in order to create book illustrations for the classic children’s story Jack and the Beanstalk.

The students in Roger Darren High’s Art II class at Star City High School created acrylic paintings that serve as illustrations for the book Jack and the Beanstalk as part of a lesson on book illustration. 

Students taking Art II are expected to use a broad variety of media, techniques, processes, and tools to create original, complex compositions that reflect personal growth, solve visual art problems, and communicate ideas.

The lesson taught students how to interpret text and apply painting skills to create book illustrations.

The text from the book was broken into sections and numbered. Each student then drew a number indicating the text that had to be illustrated.

Students were allowed the creative freedom to interpret the characters and scenes from the book in any style with the only requirement being that action from the scene had to be illustrated.

The completed paintings are currently on display in the Star City High School library.