Copyright © 2011 Barry Ross Smith
Odd Jobs 1 - Hikutaia School Mural
After many drawings and coloured sketches they came up with designs that they were happy with.
The designs upon paper were then enlarged and cut out from marine plywood playing close attention to the shapes that the children created and including the characteristics of their particular style. Then I split the 15 children into two groups, some working upon the background scene while others painted their cutout shapes.
The 10 cutout shapes were then attached to the surrounding buildings and face of the 480 x 120 cm mural background.
The final result is a mural that the kids designed and excuted and I'm very happy with their results. It goes into the Resene school mural competition this year.