A New Adventure Begins…

We have a new partnership with the Florida Theatre! This partnership means that soon the Alden Road art class will have a public mural on display in downtown Jacksonville! This mural will consist of 5 panels measuring 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide each (equaling a total of 20 feet wide and 8 feet tall!)…quite the undertaking!

Here are a few pictures of the first days of this massive project!

The five panels just after their delivery...

The five panels just after their delivery…

Just before the priming begins

Just before the priming begins

Some of our young artists adding a coat of primer to one of our panels:

One of our "primer paint" teams!

One of our “primer paint” teams!

While we primed the panels, we also did a bit of studying Pop Art and the works of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Here are a few of the images we examined and the some pieces inspired by the studies…

Keith Haring Heart

Keith Haring Heart

Spoiler Alert: Look for this image on a new rain barrel that is currently in progress...

Spoiler Alert: Look for this image on a new rain barrel that is currently in progress…

The famous Warhol Tomato Soup Can

The famous Warhol Tomato Soup Can

Keith Haring/Andy Warhol study

Keith Haring/Andy Warhol study

Now how might we use these images in our mural???

We are working on transforming our art students into Keith Haring figures to create the audience for the scene taking place in our mural!!

Here’s a sneak peek at our first panel…painting starts tomorrow!

Panel #1  Audience is in place! Those wavy lines you see will be the backdrop for the stage...

Panel #1
Audience is in place!
Those wavy lines you see will be the backdrop for the stage…

Audience detail

Audience detail

Check back with us for more updates!

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