Williamson Street Art Center instructor Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores is using recycled materials in her classes with the Lakeview Elementary After School Art Club. Photos are by Sonia Gage, her assistant. Students are also making soft sculptures from fabric and other materials, collages, and action paintings.
Williamson Street Art Center worked with the Leopold Neighborhood Association to create a painted mural fence and mosaic stepping stones for the Leopold Park. We worked at Leopold Elementart School during their “open school house.” Funding for the project was secured by the nieghborhoos association through a city neighborhood grant program.
This fall high school students at Prairie Phoenix Academy were joined by middle school students from Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School to finish beautifying the last side of the building. Students worked on mosaic sections reflecting prairie flowers and painted landscapes with inspirational sayings. Students also did much of the power washing of the building to prepare the walls for paint and mosaic. This phase of the project was funded by Dane Arts’ Power 2 Give.
Play and Learn is a drop-in program for parents and their children who are age 5 and under. It is designed to offer kids who are not attending structured pre-school the opportunity to have fun while preparing for kindergarten success. Participants left ideas for the jungle-themed mural in a "drop-box." Suggestions included monkeys, a waterfall, and a Sri Lanka – looking jungle. All the animals in the mural are animals found in Sri Lanka – except maybe the butterflies!