Sunday, May 30, 2010

Where do we put the airplane?

Fitting all the pieces together takes time!

All Hands Join In!

Everyone that passes by is asked to lend a hand! We want this to be a real community effort.  A mural is more than paint on a wall! 

Seeing how all the pieces fit together!

After many hours of  painting with two layers of finishing work (gel & varnish) - everyone got a chance to put a hand in the creation...time to begin the layout and see how the pieces finally are beginning to fit together to construct out Ndebele-inspired homestead!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On our way to Unveiling Day...

As all the painted and collaged panels come together as parts of the whole, we demonstrate unity in diversity!  We had enthusiastic students volunteer to help every day we were able to work on the mural project - Mama Dobbins has been  especially helpful  keeping us informed about testing schedules and end of year events.  Mama Freeman continues to inspire the young artists in her classroom and help us incorporate lessons learned through the mural project into the classroom  - reinforcing the theme of community and cooperation. 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

High School Helpers and Someone Special!

More Students Join IN!

We had a good work week at Ideal and the mural continues to come along...(see photos) - Students from the High School helped us to work on the design of the installation. Next week we  create the collages around the frame of the door using the students art that they worked so hard on in our workshops at the National Museum of African Art...Time to begin adding the black and white outlines that are characteristic of Ndebele wall painting - off to the paint store!