Students and teachers were introduced to the art of Italian Street Painting on Friday. Madonnara Lisa Jones led the two-hour workshop meant to introduce Marin Catholic High School to this wonderful artform.
Lisa explained the history of Italian street painting, and the Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival, and also talked about her own years of Street Painting throughout the country.
We then headed out to the street where we practiced using the tools of the trade and experimented with a variety of techniques.
Marin Catholic is hosting their own mini-street painting festival at the school. All students are welcome to participate in this school-wide event. The winner of the school competition will then represent the school at the Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival to be held in Downtown San Rafael on June 12 & 13, from 9am to 7pm.
Participants in the Marin Catholic Street Painting Festival, as well as high school student artists participating in the Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival will also be able to exhibit their Street Painting designs at the “Paint the Streets” Art Show to be held at the Marin Youth Center May 14-June 14.