Every Family Has a Story: The Mural Art Project at PS 373R!

Please join us for a series of workshops at PS 373R to get our Mural Project up and running! Parents are welcome to join for one or more FREE workshops. Call Kirsten Rorke (718) 816-8897 press “1” then “3” for more information. Link to website: http://373muralart.wordpress.com/

Workshop 1   March 9   10:50- 1:00

Annie’s Journey to America

Join Annie Moore from Ireland as she disembarks an immigrant ship and tells her story of coming to America through music, art, and step dancing. Students and parents will be encouraged to share their cultural traditions and will make a watercolor painting together that illustrates their own family story.

At the Noble Maritime Collection at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

 

Workshop 2   March 16  10:50-1:00

Family Story Book Panels

Parents and students will be introduced to the artistic tradition of mural-making and learn about the history of murals from cave painting to street art.  We will discuss the theme of our mural and design “family story books” that will be used as templates for our mural.

At PS 373- 91 Henderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301


Giant Self Portraits   Friday, April 20, 2012 from 10:50-1:00 p.m.

Parent/student teams will trace the outlines of their bodies onto large paper and paint life-sized self portraits. These large portraits will be cut out and used as templates for the design of the final mural.

At PS 373 – 91 Henderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Workshop 4  Friday, April 27, 2012  10:50-1:00

Let’s Make a Mural!

Parents and students will take the paper figure and story book templates that were made in the previous two workshops and tape them to the exterior wall of the school on the mural site. Then, we will trace around them to transfer the shapes to the wall.

At PS 373 – 91 Henderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Workshop 5  Friday, May 4, 2012  10:00-Afternoon

Let’s Paint a Mural!

Parents and students will paint in the shapes of the mural, filling in details, colors, and background.

At PS 373 – 91 Henderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

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