Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Painting the Mural

Painting the Mural

The project mentioned here 
will be a plastic bottle cap mural of 
Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." 
(see previous posts). 

Once the design was outlined onto the foam core, 
the students began painting. 

This was the first time I had the design
painted to the surface before gluing down the caps.

I thought this would be best as the mural was big in size
and I wasn't sure if we'd have enough caps 
to cover the whole design. 
Just in case we ran out of caps, the design 
would still carry itself. 

The other reason I had the design painted to the surface first
was to make it easier for the students to know where to put the caps.

The students had a lot of fun choosing boards to paint.
This part of the process really helped the students to gain
individual ownership with the project.

All of the students did a fabulous job painting!
They really became engaged with their work. 
I loved saying to them, "Look at these artists!" 

Below is the mural with the boards put back together on the wall.
This is definitely a work-in-progress photo.

It was nice to see the mural back on the wall to evaluate
the design as a whole.

Below is the same image with the boards
almost entirely painted. 

Next, the gluing down of the plastic bottle caps! 
Stay tuned....

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