LEAP 2017-2018 Teaching Artist Residency at IS 51

Dec IS 51

The exterior Mural, which was created during a three month session at IS 51 in Port Richmond, Staten Island.  Students from 6th through 8th grades were involved as a long term after school project initiated by LEAP,  Learning through an Expanded Arts Program.

Design for Mural Concept

Composite IS51R

Starting the project in October 2017, students used a white primer as a base coat on the school facade, facing Watchogue St.  Drawing a grid over the primer made the placement of images easier.  T-shirts contributed by the Sports and Arts Foundation made the process more manageable.

mural sm 2018

IS 51 -2

IS 51 Oct

For Spring 2018 the School Cafeteria became the next site for a mural design to revamp the large room on the lower level.
A devoted group of students have created the scene which depicts a stylized version of life on the ocean floor.


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