Mrs. Falen’s seventh hour painting class was assigned to create a mural (a large painting on a wall) somewhere in the building. These 10th-12th grade students could work by themselves or with a partner. They were able to pick the location and idea for their mural, as long as the staff member in charge of the area approved it. Many students collaborated with staff members to decide the subject matter of this large-scale project .

Some murals are inspirational, while others are showcasing school spirit, supporting teacher’s class expectations, or purely for aesthetic purposes. Once the murals started, some other art students were inspired and also wanted to leave their creative mark in the building. A total of 34 students created 33 murals in 20 locations throughout the school. Challenge yourself to see how many of these murals you can find.

The 6-foot tall tarantula was painted by junior, Ethan Tillman, in Mrs. Schramm’s science room. The puzzle pieces representing autism awareness were painted by senior, Justyn Cheney in a special education room. The impressionist koi fish pond was created in the art room by sophomore, Lili Nielsen. The dragon emerging from the book was created in Mrs. Greene’s reading room by juniors, Kyra Hoffman and Taylor Netzel. Lastly, the “Be the Change you wish to see in the World” message was painted by sophomore, Ailee Fratzke in the third hallway girl’s bathroom. 

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