This year, we decided to do BOTH a mural and several campus doors. There were 15 juniors in AP this year, a record # for my AP class. Because juniors don’t generally submit a portfolio until their senior year, they needed something to do in the spring, while the seniors finished up their portfolios. So the juniors tackled a large sports mural in the entrance to the gym for the last few months of the year.The seniors painted doors after their portfolio’s went in the mail in early May.
Here’s the mural as it progressed day to day:
Here’s the class of 2013 who made the mural a reality. They were lead by Siyou Song, centered, who designed and led the whole project. I’m thrilled to have Siyou in my class again this coming year!
Here’s some of the candid shots of the kids at work. *I love how clean their aprons are in the beginning, and by the end there’s nearly as much on them as there is on the wall…
After the seniors completed their portfolio’s, they were sent out to paint murals on classroom doors around campus. Students chose the door they wished to paint from a LONG waiting list of teacher eager to have their door beautified. They worked in pairs, with other seniors or with a junior who was pulled off the mural, eager to move on to another project.
Here are the door murals of 2012:
Christian Sioson & Haroon Samimi painted Mr. Amaral’s door in J Hall.
Lesly Pumay painted Mr. Klein’s door in J Hall
Heidi Mondragon & Lauren Castañeda painted Ms. Allan’s door in C Hall.
Jared Gochuico painted Mr. Arrington’s door in A Hall.
Rebecca Kephart painted Mr. Rawdon’s door in the Art Wing (the last image is the original mural which was painted over)
Chelsea Reinsel & Shaine Salim painted Mr. ___’s door in F Hall
Jankley Garcia & Brayan Flores (and Ms. Phillips) painted Ms. Phillip’s door in J Hall.
Alex Infante & Antonio Gil Flores painted Ms. Eastwood’s door in J Hall.
*After school was out, Ms. Maloney commissioned three of my AP students to repaint her door. (the last image is the original mural which was painted over)