throughout the month of september, i've been meeting with a group of kids at tippecanoe arts federation to design and install a mural to be part of the small spaces: lafayette project. we started by walking over to Haywood Printing to see our space. then we had brainstorm/sketching sessions for the first 3 weeks and came up with a theme of music. each student designed their own character elements in the mural. then we spent each day after school last week installing.
this is one of three educational pieces being created for small spaces. branden aptiz is creating a piece behind lafayette theater with kids from tippecanoe youth services day reporting program. and carrie wing is creating a piece with the lafayette jeff high school art club behind lafayette printing. it was important to me that we had elements in this project that included education. projects like this give kids a bit of community ownership and it helps to build a sense of social responsibility as they move into adulthood.