2016-17 Mural done by 4th graders
(hanging soon on a Lyman school wall)
I directed our most recent school mural in the winter/spring of 2017. We have found 30 min. chunks of time to work on this mural, and have been doing so for about a month now. It's going really well! This year each class has their own 30" hexagon. Each class is creating a piece of this mural to represent the learning connections made in 5 different disciplines during their residency with resident artist, Don Cooper. Cooper's residency focused on Music and Math, but Science, Art and Dance were integrated as well giving these students a very rich experience that resulted in a lot of learning. Their creativity has blown me away.
Lyman's second grant funded mural project is underway and it's a MATH PARTY!
This time the artists are the students in Mrs. Polansky's Class and I can tell you they are having a blast learning about all aspects of this project. There has been a lot of exciting things happening in the art room this year! Enjoy the pics and come see these murals in person on June 3rd at our Share Fair.
Lyman's first mural project, funded by the state grant money we received.
Mr. Moriarty's 3rd/4th grade class worked with a crew of Wesleyan art students, Wesleyan art professor, Kate TenEyck and myself on our schools first grant funded mural. This mural's focus is on Core Ethical Students learned so much during this special project. They learned about different ways to communicate ideas and emotions visually, about various types of visual representation, how artwork can be manipulated and placed together through the use of technology, projecting and transferring art to a large scale surface, color theory and painting techniques. And this list is just naming a few valuable things they learned during this collaborative project. Their eagerness, creative ideas, patience and curiosity have truly impressed all those involved in this project. A special thank you to the parents that came in to help students during painting sessions. This mural will be finished up during this last week of March and next group of students that will create the second mural will begin collaborating on April 6th. It has truly been a wonderful experience for all involved and these murals will be enjoyed by many for years to come. Enjoy these pics!