Mural Site- Bret Harte Gym Wall

Mural Site- Bret Harte Gym Wall

Initial Sketch

Initial Sketch

This was my version. Students created their own sketches and created positive messages to be included on the gym wall.

Art Class took place in the school's Bike Dungeon

Art Class took place in the school's Bike Dungeon

Tatto artist and painter Timothy B. came to share his sketch book and words of wisdom for becoming a professional artist.

Tatto artist and painter Timothy B. came to share his sketch book and words of wisdom for becoming a professional artist.

Tattoo artist Anna K. shared her sketchbook with the class and participated in live drawing demonstrations.

Tattoo artist Anna K. shared her sketchbook with the class and participated in live drawing demonstrations.

Students sat in the space of the soon-to-be mural and found inspiration for what they would contribute to the wall.

Students sat in the space of the soon-to-be mural and found inspiration for what they would contribute to the wall.

Chalk practice. The wall is just a surface. You can transform any surface with your creativity.

Chalk practice. The wall is just a surface. You can transform any surface with your creativity.

Chalk practice is a great temporary way for students to see their visions on a new surface.

Chalk practice is a great temporary way for students to see their visions on a new surface.

Students began painting the wall under my guidance.

Students began painting the wall under my guidance.

Basic painting techniques were learned- full strokes & patience make the process complete.

Basic painting techniques were learned- full strokes & patience make the process complete.

Each student was able to champion their own section of the wall.

Each student was able to champion their own section of the wall.

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The process included base colors and shading gradients with acrylic wall paint.

The process included base colors and shading gradients with acrylic wall paint.

Peep the technique.

Peep the technique.

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one section at a time

one section at a time

star students being engaged every step of the way

star students being engaged every step of the way

Timothy B. was a big help in facilitating and constructing the mural.

Timothy B. was a big help in facilitating and constructing the mural.

Process shot.

Process shot.

Progress- midway point.

Progress- midway point.

Couldn't have asked for a better role model for our young girls.

Couldn't have asked for a better role model for our young girls.

On the last day of Peace Camp students got to showcase their skills on a scrap wood board.

On the last day of Peace Camp students got to showcase their skills on a scrap wood board.

Now everybody wants to be a street artist.

Now everybody wants to be a street artist.

Myself and Kwe Ka Bor. One of my prized students from previous years.

Myself and Kwe Ka Bor. One of my prized students from previous years.