Students Engaged in the Arts
The Imagination Mural Project has added a new, vibrant mural to our lineup of the many collaborative works of art at schools surrounding Lane County in Oregon. This permanent fixture at Cascade Middle School will continue to develop as students add to it each year.
The collaboration was between our muralist, Bayne Gardner, and Students at Cascade Middle School. It all began with several rough sketches and the one with the cougar was ultimately approved by the school.
Ten students from each grade were selected to be the muralists for their grade level. Over 30 students added their own thoughts and symbols to the mural, leaving room for more additions in years to come!
The student participation was coordinated by Michele Hanely, the Artcore teacher at Cascade. After Bayne painted the mural, Michele put a school wide call out to potential artists that may want to participate. From there she selected around 30 student to add their statements on the mural.
Bayne finished the final touches on the Cascade mural on December 13. The selected students continued to paint on it until the end of the year. According to Michele, the project was a big success:
We can't thank Bayne and Michele enough for helping us make a positive impact on the creative lives of students in our community.