Youth Mural Apprenticeship

Community mural-making is a tool for youth development because it teaches young people to think outside of the box—outside of the norms of art to be made for an elite class of educated museum goers. Murals  beautified the streets, play grounds, school halls,  and they allow anyone to be an artist. 


Para los Niños PLN

I’m 

This 

My work is my purpose, my driving force. It's the reason I get up every day and do what I do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing me to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge.

Our work is our purpose, our driving force. It's the reason we get up every day and do what we do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing us to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge.

My work is my purpose, my driving force. It's the reason I get up every day and do what I do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing me to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge.

Emerson Elementary School Youth 

This  mural school project  was partnership of the Creative Advantage Program, Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Office and Culture. I worked with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for  6 weeks between January and March 2020 unfortunately  Covid, then  the StayHome order was put in place,  I ended up going back to school in August before the new school year.  

Our mural concept idea boil down to portrait  students   demographics and the portrait of school mascot, the eagle.

 Emerson School  is located in South East Seattle where  most communities of color reside: blacks, muslims, asians and latinos