The Art on the Wall class has finished creating the mural in the cafeteria at Green Central! Our middle school group, along with artists Greta McLain and Jeremiah Bey, have worked hard since January of 2013 to envision, research, design, sketch and carry out this mural. The final product is a mix of paint and mosaic.
Here are some of our students presenting about this process to an audience of 200+ families and students at the Minneapolis Community Education Service Learning Showcase on May 8, 2013.
The skills that they learned doing this mural (researching, interviewing, sketching, painting) will serve them well as we move into the research phase of The Central Identity Project!
A teacher who has worked at Green Central since 2004 commented to me today, "I walk into the cafeteria and it is transformed. It feels like a whole new spirit resides in there... it fills me with positive energy when I see it." Yes! We hope that the outside mural on the school will give that same feeling to all of Central neighborhood!