Sunday, October 28, 2012

NC Wyeth - Robin Hood and Maid Marion ... and burning brush

Robin Hood and Maid Marion, original painting by NC Wyeth

copy of original
Every autumn I work with my students and staff to create a mural for the school. I feel this is a great way to show our learning community working together to make great things happen. This year I invited parents and community members to join in. I love the colors of this year's mural (see older posts for other murals). I chose to do an illustration by NC Wyeth as a way to acknowledge the students who will be writing and illustrating their own stories over the course of the school year: 2nd, 3rd, and 6th graders. These students will illustrate in art class with me and ultimately have their creation printed as a hardcover book! All in all a very exciting project. I am anxious to share my knowledge of illustration with my students.

We finally burned the brush piles in the lower field. These piles have been building for a couple years, and it's nice to have them gone.