Your mural is more of the kind I'd like to do. As far as preparing them for
making a mural, Diego Rivera is my favorite mural artist. There's also
probably some murals in or around your community that your kids are probably
familiar with. Questions like "what would be different about making a
successful design for a large mural versus one for a small painting" might
start an interesting dialog. This would be a great lesson to emphasize
unity and variety in a work of art. Going with some kind of theme with
attention given to differences in flesh tones like many hands doing
something, or many feet doing something.
The hardest thing for me to get my middle school kids to do is to work as a
team instead of each trying to do their own "area." I found jobs work well-
like flesh tone expert, lettering style expert, etc. BTW, start searching
for mistints now in the paint shop. It saved me a fortune.
Whatever you do, good luck!
Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina
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