917 "C" Street
San Rafael, California 94901
Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Short School worked with Mentor Artist Angela Baker and assistant Gracie Von Glasenapp to create a mixed media mural. Over the course of 10 weeks students worked with a variety of art media such as sharpie markers, tempera paints, watercolor and collage to explore ideas of family and neighborhood. They also developed art making skills that would contribute to the creation of a 4′X8′ collage and watercolor mural of the neighborhood surrounding Short School.
Students began by sketching family portraits which were painted in tempera paint.
Youth in Arts is embarking on a school-wide Mural Project at Laurel Dell and Short School in San Rafael. YIA Mentor Artist Angela Baker will be working with students and teachers to create two school murals with the theme of “Our World”. In preparation for this project, teachers came together with YIA Mentor Artists Nydia Gonzalez and Angela Baker to explore the theme of the project and how it can connect with daily classroom curricula.
Working from YIA’s “I Am From…” lesson plan, the group of educators explored identity, culture, community and core values, culminating in a group project. Using tracings of their hands, words, images, symbols and some glue, each group created a visual representation of their values and goals as a community of educators.
Now, it’s the kids’ turn! Students will work with their teachers and Angela to conceptualize, design and create their school mural. We all look forward to seeing their work!