During the Jr Artists' Workshop at the library the kids painted the new mural in our Program Room in preparation for the Summer Reading Program. I know, it's early but it sure helps us to enjoy these cold winter days more. They did a terrific job, just had to finish up and re-do some outlines and it is now ready to share with everyone. When I was confused about what to create to symbolize 'Making', this year's theme, the kids came up with the idea of a factory and so I thought what would be better in a library than a book factory?
Even those kids who come in quiet and unsmiling end up with big grins every time they create something and I think this is extra special as it will be up until next year (I believe). I always leave these classes happily exhausted and thrilled that the kids leave so excited and almost impatient to come back again. This was fun as I asked them to select the colour palette and off they went, working so well together. What a terrific ending to a lovely week.
AIRdirondack Art Project