Art Students Paint Murals on Windows

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Keren Lee, Staff Writer

Art students painted new graphics on the windows in the art classroom in room 119.

“Their theme for their selection was ‘Art’,” art teacher Rebecca Harrison said. “Students are encouraged to push themselves creatively and challenge their concept of what art is and can be.”

The windows are double paned windows that trap condensation. This caused a very unappealing visual to them, so they decided to change it up.

“I decided that the students create the window mural to help beautify the space, cover the fogginess, and afford them the opportunity and challenge of painting  on glass,” Harrison said.

The idea to do an art mural came from last year’s decorating competition  where students created a window mural on the Smith County Commissioners Court. Their mural won the Viewer’s Choice award.

“When I moved classes I know that I wanted to make visual improvements of the windows and allow each of the students the artistic ownership in out room,” Harrison said.

The mural will stay up throughout the year and will be cleaned at the end of the year for a new mural for next year.

“I love painting the windows mostly because it was a challenge and helped me reach out of my comfort zone,” junior Ireland Cornejo said. “I loved being able to see the different ideas and art styles that were portrayed.”