Guest Post by Burbank Mom & Stevenson Mom, Anne Askerneese
It takes a village to get it done. Here in Burbank that’s exactly what is happening at R.L. Stevenson Elementary School. Stevenson school is getting a new mural for the playground All 576 Stevenson’s students will participate in this project during their school day. Students have already sketched their vision for the mural. Henry Goods a talented, local artist is leading this project. His work can be seen at local gas stations. Mr. Goods, used some of the kids’ sketches to develop his final sketch. Teachers will use the mural project as an opportunity to get creative with their classes for hands on learning! Students will spend some time observing an artist at work and paint the lower portion of the mural. Teachers are incorporating this unique experience into lesson plans.
The project was funded by collective effort from a grant from “Burbank Arts for All”, the school PTA, and school booster club Families for Stevenson. A local Burbank business, Catalina Paints, located on Burbank Boulevard, generously donated all the paint and supplies for the mural.
The mural will be on the auditorium wall facing the playground, approximately 108 feet long and 10 feet high. The theme of the mural is “Knowledge is our Treasure”, from the schools’ namesake R.L. Stevenson, author of Treasure Island.
If you are interested in learning more about Burbank Arts for All or making a donation to support the arts in Burbank, please call (818) 736-5269 or visit their web site at burbankartsforall.org!