Each year, my 8th grade class(es) add a piece of art to the building. This year's mural was a really special experience because we were able to collaborate with a local artist, Jonathan "Lank " Conner. Jon taught the students about the use of stencils in public art projects. Each student created a unique design to be used as part of the image's background. The design was created in a tone on tone style - so as not to take away from the powerful mage of the Uncle Sam Cougar. Each member of the classes applied his or her stencil to the wall numerous times and helped to fill in the lower section of the cougar as well. To see the process from start to finish, check out the video below.
Middle School Art Educator. Adjunct Art Education Professor. Non-Profit Arts Organization Board Member. Artist. Arts Advocate. Dog-Mom. CrossFit Enthusiast.
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