"Food Explored" mural
Wisconsin artist, Peter Krsko, spent Spring Break 2019 at Dane County Juvenile Court Shelter Home to engage teen residents in the design and production of a mural inside their dining room.
Peter's work is grounded in science education and the students were interested in the blown up microscopic images he's done for group mural projects in the past. Because this mural was going into the Shelter's dining room, the group decided a food theme was fitting and they spent time brainstorming ideas around microscopic food representations, thinking about foods that would break down into different shapes and textures as well as picking favorite foods and colors.
Students used a microscope to view the foods that rose to the top of the discussion on the first day, and then began to create stencils by projecting and tracing their microscopic views onto large poster board. For the remainder of the week, students continued to create and use these type of stencils to strategically populate the wall space. Throughout the week, some students took breaks from the mural to use their new skill set to create new stencils for a personal project on canvas that they could keep.
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