Mar 8, 2011

3rd Grade Mural

By Josh C.

Every student in the third grade participated in creating a mural that said "Care About Others and Care About Yourself." Each student painted a picture on a section of the cardboard which was hung up on a wall in the school. Some of the kids painted pictures of Earth and some made pictures of them with their friends. My friend Chip and I painted a picture of us passing a basketball to each other. I chose that because I like to play basketball with friends and our art teacher, Ms. Palefsky, suggested to our class that we paint something that shows us being nice to someone or caring about others.
I think the mural turned out really well. It is really colorful and big. I think visitors would enjoy looking at the mural. I hope it inspires visitors and other students to make their own mural.

We recycled cardboard from a tall cabinet box to construct our hallway mural. We spent weeks planning, preparing and painting.

Every 3rd grader designed their own 7" x 9" section of the mural. Students' artwork responded to the mural's theme, "How do we care about others?"

After gridding the 3' x 14.5' cardboard base, we painted our message in white, preparing for a darker, multicolor background.

Each student filled their section with acrylic paints, mixing new colors and making sure all the cardboard was covered. We avoided using the color white so the background would be darker than the letters (creating contrast and good readability).


 Special thanks to Mrs. Fowler for volunteering her expertise.

Some Art History.                                                      

mural is any piece of artwork painted directly on a wall, ceiling or large permanent surface.
Murals bring art to the public view.

The Mexican mural movement in the 1930s used murals as a tool for social & political change.

Haring's artwork responded to the New York City street culture in the 1980's.


  1. Derek F.3/09/2011

    I love the CARE ABOUT OTHERS CARE ABOUT YOUR SELF mural, it looks like a lot of work went into making it. All art is cool but this one in particular is very cool because I love how everyone has their own picture in it. The 3rd graders worked very hard on this, and I love all the different painting within the mural.

  2. Maggie3/10/2011

    ilove this mural its cool its in the hall.All the 3rd grade worked so hard they painted so good. This mural to the art clas room its good work ms Paleski. Good work to the art teacher!
    Bye to the 3rd grade to all the kids that

  3. Karen Hess/Hess Advertising3/14/2011

    Once again your artists outdid themselves. I love all this caring and sharing and 'showing' in this unique way! Kudos to all involved...I LOVE CREATIVE KIDS!!! Keep up the good work and never stop sharing your talents and gifts.