Fall is starting with a new project, a large scale mural at John Yehall Chin Elementary, in the heart of North Beach in San Francisco. Part of the process of creating the mural was orchestrating the collaboration with the entire school, almost 300 K-5 students, director and teachers.
Incorporating the school’s mission, based in Coach Woods Pyramid of Success, I prepared a series of games and exercises for the kids to learn how to use their bodies to express some of the values featured in the pyramid, like friendship, enthusiasm, collaboration, etc. I also introduced the kids to artist Keith Haring's work, street art and traditional mural painting techniques.
The final mural consisted of the students bodies outlines transferred onto the wall, creating an intricate web of bodies. The lines and colors emphasized our personal and shared emotions and values.
This project is part of my art residency with Leap Arts in Education.
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