Mural Installed At Elementary School In White Plains
White Plains, NY - First graders at the Lee F. Jackson Elementary School in White Plains have transformed more than 270 feet of blank wall in the school’s “cafetorium” into a colorful magical garden.Beginning on April 17, they worked with local artist Candace Winter to create two giant collages to decorate the walls in the in school’s combined cafeteria and auditorium (cafetorium).
Winter sketched the garden on white walls, which were freshly painted by the school custodian. Next, the colorful scenery inspired by the artwork of Eric Carle was created by the children in the art classes, under Winter’s direction.
Finally on May 3, the collage components were pasted on the walls, transforming two large drab walls into an inspiring magical garden.
The work supports the International Baccalaureate (IB) unit entitled, “It Lives!” Living things have certain properties, which was also covered in the children’s reading and science units.
LFJ Principal Patricia Simone coordinated and planned the project with Greenburgh Central 7 Arts Director Miriam Bernabei.
The school is part of the Greenburgh Central 7 School District.
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