Monday, March 23, 2009

The Projection....

Thank you to everyone that made it out in the very cold!  What a great start to the project!

Special Thanks to the Buendia Painters for their great ideas and talent.  This is going to be a great collaboration as we paint the whole wall!

Check out the great video comp. and Buendia Productions Blog

Monday, March 16, 2009


We met in the wee hours of Monday morning to talk about Public Art.  We see it the form of sculpture, graffiti, mosaics and Murals.  People make Public Art because they want to connect with the community and express something.  Our mural is going to be a Map that connects the community in one space.  We talked about documentation and how we are going to record our Public Art Mural.  

We re-freshed our knowledge of color theory and mixed all the colors for our mural!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We've broken ground!!

Thank you to the super fantastic Glenn for starting us off with the base circle!!

10' circle

Friday, March 6, 2009

MS 136: We Are Here: Project Goals

Our goals for this project are based on the idea of connecting students to their community through a focus on public art and the building of language to communicate their personal reflections.  Artistically, the students will work together to make a collaborative mural on the side of their school, engaging team building skills and communication.  They will learn the process of creating a public work of art from brainstorming to organization, from process to finalization.  

The students will be building work for their English Language Arts Portfolio as they write poetry and develop a spoken word performance centered around a greater understanding of their community gained through the mural painting.  They will be encouraged to communicate about this place they call home in a poetic and creative way.

Essential Questions:
How does the spoken word effect community?
What is Community?  What does it mean to you?
Do you think this mural will have an effect on the surrounding community?
What is Art?  What does it mean to you?

Getting Started!

We received the LCB grant and are scheduled to start!

MS 136 Charles O. Dewey Middle School
4004 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Painting with Class 714 with Documentation from Class 806

Week of March 8th:  Wall prep and Background

March 16th:  Start work with the students:  Color mixing and Introductions

March 20th :
(adults) Image Projection Party.  6-9pm