As an artist in residence, Gayle introduces the students to a brief history of murals and her own mural story. She awakens imaginations and spills secrets on inspirations. Students learn creativity and community, working together, can change the world of stark walls to a burst of color.
Her goal; inspire and empower.
"What a remarkable time for all our students working as a team on this exciting project. We came together as one and created work we are all proud of and will cherish for many years to come." Principal Mrs. Janet Lancaster
"This experience has been so rewarding and memorable for our students!"
Art teacher Mrs. Tracy Edwards
Enjoy their school's mural video clip
Art Residency 2017
240 + square feet
600 students - Kindergarten to 5th grade All painted during our 3 month adventure
"Living as One" collaborative mural created at Corkran Middle School with Ms. Drummond’s 6th gr. art students. 16’x5’ cafeteria mural is displayed in a place of sharing and community.
“Imagine the World Living as One” embodies the school system motto, 'We Are Better Together' Mrs. Schwer, Corkran literacy coach: “When art meets people where they are, magical things can happen! Even better: art has the power to heal people... It is my hope ... that our students will “see” themselves in this mural, feel a sense of belonging, and know they make a difference at Corkran Middle School.”
Special thank you to The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and Corkran's Student Council "Living as One" 16' x 5' - Acrylic on Celtec PVC panels © Gayle Mangan Kassal