Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mural Leader Youth Workshops Have Started!

This week marked the beginning of the Mural Leader Youth Workshops at Green Central School!

On Monday and Tuesday, youth from all over the Central neighborhood came in during the afternoon to begin painting work with artist Greta McLain and assistant Eamon McLain. Their first task? Creating signs to welcome people to our community paint workshops starting on July 11th. Some youth had participated in our Art on the Wall mural project this year at Green Central, and some youth were brand new to the program. All were excited to be a part of this amazing project and have the opportunity to paint!

Monday started out with youth getting the room ready for a summer of painting- laying tar paper over the floors (so our engineers don't kill us!), covering the walls with protective plastic, moving tables and organizing supplies. They then brainstormed on words, colors and images that would draw in community to our paint workshops. Afterwards they measured out signs and sketched their ideas.

Tuesday was all painting. Youth covered up with smocks and paint shirts and got down and colorful! Greta and Eamon were on hand to guide and instruct on painting technique while the youth painted away. Everyone had an awesome time!

Like to join in? We are running Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Green Central in room 411 from 3:30-5:00. Click here for more information. See you Thursday!

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