Mural Workshop “Kids Paint the School”
“Kids Paint the School” is an exciting, rewarding, and memorable workshop for kids and young adults to participate in creating a beautiful mural for their school.
The workshop is taught by reknown muralist Hillel Lazarov, who has over 20 years of experience painting public murals in Israel and abroad.
The workshop is incredibly fun for students, letting them express themselves in a creative way while giving back to their school and community.
The students will practice on wooden pallets and learn technical skills such as color mixing and shading. They will also get to experiment using the professional tools and techniques of airbrushing with a spray gun.
The subject matter of the mural will have educational and community value, and will be chosen by the school’s Principle and Board in collaboration with the students. Past examples include public monuments, traffic safety awareness, sustainable environmental motifs, Bible stories, folklore and poems, sports images, beautiful landscapes, and more.
The exciting culmination of the course is the collaborative painting of the mural. The students get to paint their own school under the guidance of the artist teacher.
This workshop really opens up the students to think creatively and seek their own personal vision, while having an incredible teamwork experience.
Some of the educational values gained from this experience include:
- Developing creative thinking and individual expression
- Learning the value and importance of team work and how it can yield beautiful and monumental results
- Strengthening the students’ identification with their school and giving them an outlet to give back to their community
- The experience strengthens the student body and leaves them with a beautiful reminder of their efforts. This creates a more positive, fun, supportive, and safe school environment.
- The resulting mural is physical manifestation of the students’ creative expression and teamwork. The students will get positive feedback and appreciation from their peers, family, and community.