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The rain on day two of Tired-A-Lot Spring Break camp, didn’t stop the students from having fun and getting to work! On Tuesday, the students took part in some activities that began to lay the groundwork for them to tell the story of their neighborhood through the murals they will be creating later in the week.
One such activity entailed identifying obstacles that get in the way of the students being their best selves, and discussing how they overcome those obstacles. We then extended that idea to identify how to overcome obstacles that the neighborhood faces in being the best that it can be for its residents. Students used blocks to creatively and collaboratively come up with solutions to a set of prescribed situations. The students then participated in a “mind-mapping” exercise to get them zeroing in on how they would be depicting the story of their community through their art.
After lunch, we embarked on a field trip to look at murals throughout the city. The students were given various assignments to evaluate the murals and utilize what they learned to create their own works of art. Stay tuned in to see what these creative young people come up with to tell the story of their community through art!