waterfalls mural

Through VIBE Arts I worked with Dr. Davey school to put together a mural with grade six students. The theme for the project was “waterfalls”, with each mural requiring “Canada” “150” “1867-2017” as well, given that the funding had come from the Canada 150 fund.

Examples of text design and painting techniques from the workshop with all grade six students

For starters we did some brainstorming on how to draw a waterfall, types of waterfalls, painting techniques that could suggest the look of water, as well as font design for the required passages and some open drawing/painting time that was not goal directed as well. Over two days we completed these workshops with the grade six classes.


Participants designed one or more characters to include in the mural


We used a masking technique to add the figures


The final product just before shipping back to VIBE Arts

Eventually the mural was shipped to VIBE Arts after which it was exhibited in the Toronto Transit Commission subway system and on billboards and through an advertising and public relations campaign in the summer of 2017.

Look what we found