Step 1 & 2 (prep days): The old, peeling, faded mural was scrapped and the wall was primed:
Step 3 (Day 1): We painted the background
Step 4 (Day 2): I added the clouds
Step 5 (Day 2): We began adding the foreground elements...
Step 6 (Day 2): We add text "Hope, Courage, Diversity etc" and step back to evaluate.
The next steps today include finishing the text, adding the Henry Street Settlement mission statement, and the Martin Luther quote. Working with the kids (young adults rather) has been extremely rewarding. They work hard and take ownership of the images. I'll often hear things like "Fix that mountain, man!" or "That color just isn't right". They are often pickier than I am about shades, tones, and shapes! The project was supposed to be finished in two days, but everyone wanted to come back for a third to add the finishing touches with me. Thanks to everyone at Henry Street who made this wonderful experience possible, especially Matt and Jen who left their busy, important work to come paint with us. :)