4th & 5th ESA artists have begun painting the new mural

After weeks of brainstorming, research, surveying students, drawing, cutting, and then tracing the images directly on the Inge Building wall, the Young Artists Group has now begun painting the new mural. This past week, the six girls donned protective art shirt and gloves and then set out in the cool, wet winter air with brushes and paint and wet sponges (to take care of any messes). They carefully painted along the detailed edges of the body shapes first — these pretend “shadows” of students engaged in their favorite out-of-class activities — before beginning to fill in the interior areas. Soon 4pm was upon us and we headed back indoors to clean up. Once ESA Session III begins, the Young Artists Group will be back on the job to complete the project and provide the YIS campus with its new mural.

Then, we’ll begin our next Public Art project… wait and see.

4th & 5th ESA artists on the verge of painting their first mural!

After weeks of brainstorming, research, surveying students, drawing, and cutting, the Young Artists Group is on the verge of painting their new mural on the side of the Inge Building. This past week, the six girls composed their life-size stencils of the bodies on the wall and carefully traced them on the bricks with permanent markers, in preparation for painting them next week. These young artists are getting excited about finally painting their mural (and now realizing why it took so long to get to this point!).

The Young Artists Group and the new Y.I.S. mural

The girls of the Young Artists Group ESA — Grace, Wonkyung, Meg, Lente, Yein, and Wenyu — have been hard at work for several weeks preparing to paint the new mural which will begin to appear soon on the side of the Inge Building.

The mural will depict some of the most common outside-of-class activies among YIS students: the things students do before school, during recess, break, lunchtime, and after school. The six girls observed and surveyed a number of young people from elementary, middle, and high school so as to determine exactly what it is that our students do when not in class.

Most of the images that girls selected and created have been transformed into life-size paper stencils which will allow the girls to transfer their design to the brick wall. Soon, after tracing the body shapes onto the bricks, they will begin painting them. And slowly you will see appear some “shadows” on the side of the Inge Building — be on the lookout for them!