Last week the Brazilian artist Mateus Bailon painted a giant mural at Indian Creek School in Crownsville, Maryland. This marks the beginning of a series of mural we want to bring to school in the area.
This was an unique and amazing experience that brought artist, art and students together. Through out the days that Mateus was working on the mural, teachers brought groups of students outside to learn about the process of designing and painting a mural.
The connection between artist and students was quite amazing... eager to learn... kids were asking incessant questions and could not have enough of how fast the mural was changing.
The response was not only by students. Staff and parents were also amazed and appreciative of such a beautiful and empowering mural.
We are hoping this will be the first of many murals in the schools around this area and to be able to share and teach kids the importance of art in our lives. Art can give them a powerful and true voice!!
"Art and Education" always...