Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mural Design

I probably mentioned before (I talk so much I can't remember who I've told what and what I've written) that I got a grant last fall to paint a mural at school with my 4th-6th grade students.  The students each created a design that was turned in to me (some worked with partners and this was not my brightest idea).  I photographed the artwork, sorted it, and came up with three designs.  Yesterday I finally got "THE" design finalized!  I pulled ideas from different students' artwork and came up with a design that incorporates several of their ideas.  It was a lot harder than I thought to come up with a design.  Probably because I didn't want to limit the students to a strict theme when they were drawing, just told them to make whatever they would like to see as a school mural. 

Now I need to make my shopping list and transfer the drawing to the wall.  Painting will start in two weeks and will hopefully be finished in two weeks- (4 days, one 40-minute period for each class.)  I figure if there are small touch-ups left to do, I'll just finish it.  Getting pretty excited!

You can check out the students' designs in our Artsonia gallery.

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