"All are welcome"
Frantz Coe Elementary school
Seattle Public School
Creative Advantage Program
Spring 2022

Introduction to Murals  was offered to all 465 students ,but only 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participated. A total of 225 wood tiles were mounted with multiple layers of acrylic paint.
This mural is 12ft x 8ft

The main character for this mural was a cougar, as is the school mascot, representing strength, wisdom and endurance, just on time when students were back in person after pandemic.   

I wanted to use circles to represent bodies of water, specifically Elliot Bay that is view from the school and the sun/ moon. I intent to blend triangles for trees and mountains using geometrical patterns with bright colors

"The orca and monarch" Environmental Center
Seahurts Beach , WA
Summer 2022

Big Picture Middle School students collaborated creating their own design  while learning about Seahurst Ecosystems , plant recognition and the fragility of our rich body of waters

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Despite all the challenges this mural had for me, such as  funding, winter blizzards,  rain, Omicron variant and bringing the youth on-site this mural after 6 months was finalized by the end of summer.

"Voces Altas"
A  four week Arts in Residency Youth Mural program.  
Nuevos Futuros  SWFamily Services
Burien
 Spring 2021

 A concept idea where they stand in  solidarity with the  LGTBQ and BLM movement, aiming  for social change and a must needed  reform on immigration  among  New Dreamers & DACA recipients.

This project was collaboration between DNDA (Delridge Neighborhood), 
New Holly/ SHA neighbors  (Seattle housing)  and 
Red Cafe during the summer of 2021

This 6 panel mural is located outside Red Cafe located on MLK and S. Othello in SE Seattle. 
 A visual narrative of the coffee process, traditional roasting methods, PNW nature, coffee cup decoration inspired by  Henna designs, where most muslim girls and women proudly  showed their beautiful henna work on their hands.

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Community members from all ages came up with the concept idea. Seattle welcomes Africans and is the largest population of Somali and Eritreans

Pride Owl & Macaw

Luisa Boren K-12 Elementary School
Spring 2021

Hybrid  Arts Education in public  schools brought some challenges, from assembling and distributing  art kits to students. The Creative Advantage continued to support Teaching Artists.

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Basketball court Youth Mural
Holly Neighborhood, Seattle
Summer 2021

 Through Mural Making, Public spaces such as the basketball court can benefit from beautifying open areas, socializing after months of isolation and giving a sense of ownership and pride

South Park Youth
"The Awaken minds" 
2019

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