The end of October 2018 finds me working with students in Naknek, Alaska to create two new murals for their school. Week one is K-5, painting a crazy school of salmon swimming through the cafeteria...
Zentangle-style designs add a fresh final touch to the fins, tail and head.
On to a new project with the middle school and high school
First students did some careful measuring and planning for the placement of the district seal. They devised a compass from string, a tack and a pencil to draw the basic four circles for the logo. For the lettering and design, I let them use a projector.
Adding some more details. Some of the students looked up photos on their phones or Chromebooks to reference how to draw skiffs, bears, lynx, birds, Bristol Bay fishing boats etc. Others relied on the expertise of classmates or staff for sketches. They traced sketches into the mural and painted freehand, trying to maintain the "impressionist" style.