The brainstorming session has occurred! Today we sat around in the living room, and brought our ideas to the white board. This project is no longer just a floating idea. It's beginning to settle and take root.
After our art director, Rick Freed, discussed the entire mural project with the students, we were able to come up with a list of items that our group believes represents the Cape Cod Canal. Each student chose 2 or 3 items to create their own drawings. These drawings will be digitized into a photoshop design of the mural that will incorporate parts of multiple drawings to make a final composition that belongs to no ONE student, but to ALL.
The brainstorming session was a big step toward our goal, but perhaps a bigger highlight of the day was the completion of the framed clay relief. This "smaller" project gave us an appreciation for the design process, teamwork, and execution that we will need for our 6' x 16' mural. As a group and under the direction of our Art teacher, Pam Golden, the students sculpted over 50 pieces of clay of objects that "connect" us to the Cape Cod Canal. Those pieces were then kilned, hand painted, and kilned again. This several week project was finalized with a custom frame that creatively captures each artist's name.