Monday, January 27, 2014

Murals Painted by Students, Young and Old

This mural is one of dozens located in
a elementary school where I once worked.
      A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Read more . . . 
      A mural can be temporary as well as permanent. Sometimes teachers are a bit hesitant about letting their students paint directly on the walls. Some schools have policy that prohibits this type of artwork from being used in the school building. However, teachers do not need to go to such extreme measures to instruct their students in mural painting projects. Students can first paint on canvas or butcher paper and then mount these creations onto the wall with a staple gun. By these means, teachers can alter their school surroundings dramatically without offending property managers or breaking school policy.
      I will link to fun and interesting mural projects below for teachers to gain inspiration:

Murals By Elementary Students:
Murals By Older Students:
Andee Rudloff - Mural Artist / Facilitator
300+ Kindergarten through 5th Graders - Painting and Mural Elements
Special thanks to Ms. Denton and the Faculty and Staff of Millersville Elementary
Josh Woodward - Music: "Coffee" and "Violet Wants It Her Way"
Stacey Irvin - Time Lapse Video and Still Photography

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