A public service project initiated and planned by myself. Students in my Narative Drawing class executed a series of 13 murals for a local Indianapolis Public School in spring 2014. Students were given the 10 learner profiles recognized by the International Baccalaureate program as theme words to start from, plus 3 additional values associated with the IB curriculum. They then selected a learner profile from which to create a figurative composition that powerfully and appropriately expressed the spirit of the profile (examples: thinker, open-minded, risk taker, reflective, etc). Currently underway, to be completed by early May 2014.
Through this unique opportunity, my students have used their knowledge of drawing and design to engage elementarymiddle school students in the arts at a local Indianapolis Public School. This community experience has brought home the vital role of the visual arts in learning and education for both groups of students.