Sunday, August 6, 2017

Teen "Build A Better World" Project

Teens at the Corvallis Public Library have been working the past few weeks on creating a mural that will live permanently on the wall in the teen section of the Corvallis Public Library. We started the project with talking about current issues/ideas and how to turn our ideas into imagery. It literally gave me goosebumps hearing the teens discuss their amazing ideas. We split into groups based around creating imagery for different issues. They all worked on some sketching and we made a plan to bring all their ideas together in one 4' x 4' mural. Ultimately they came up with a black and white "old school" television set with a cracked screen and the words " Breaking Boundaries" written across it representing outdated ideals and technology. Flowing out of the crack are images representing new ideals and new technology including green energy, diversity, religious freedom and acceptance, education, the arts, and freedom of sexual identity. It was such a privilege to help facilitate this project and get to know some amazing young people that give me so much optimism and hope for a better future.

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