I’m pleased to see the play yard at PS124 here in Brooklyn get a make over. Many thanks to Gloria Truppi, Paul Conrad, Julie Lee Melissa Comacho, Annabell Martinez, the entire staff and parent community. Thanks to the many hours invested, our children have a much improved place to play, exercise, and day dream. Please visit the links to take a look at additional pictures.
We kicked off the project with posters and handouts explaining the concept and possibilities. All the kids were given the opportunity to draw what they thought represented the future, learning, school spirit, positivity, and creativity in the context of a space theme. Art for this “space” themed mural was entirely drawn by the kids.
We reviewed the entirety of the submissions, about 150 and narrowed those to about 60. I scanned each page into a master Photoshop file and broke up the individual elements from the pages. Elements from each submittal were cut and pasted to fill-out the 270 foot long by 10 foot tall mural space in the digital layout. The layout was then projected on to the wall in the evenings and traced with ebony pencil. Painters (parents, kids, & teachers) carefully filled in the pencil outlines. I only had to ride a few of them for painting outside of the lines. I hope the children who attend PS124 in the future contribute their ideas of community, respect, family, and fun to the mural as well.
I enjoyed working with Out2Play and getting the yard surface painted to meet the needs of the kids.