I painted the murals in the classroom so that I would be an inspiration and also to model the level of excellence that I want the art department murals. Now that I have motivated and inspired my students I will put them to work designing and painting murals up and down the hallway. I have a group of AP students working on the first hallway mural design. Carlos is leading the group! We will begin the hallway mural as soon as my students complete the rough-draft sketch. My plan is for the kids to start the hallway on Monday. I'm so excited and so are my students.
After school tomorrow I will finish the "Claude Monet" mural above the sink area. We are accomplishing great things in the Ely Fine Art Department!