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The Neighborhood Academy Mural Project

The Neighborhood Academy is a private school for inner city students, grades 8 through 12, located in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA. I worked as an artist in residence for the academy, working with six students and teaching them the skills necessary for creating a mural. The students learned to use the tools of the trade such as transferring, multi-point perspective, color theory, foreshortening, and mapping out a grid of the 15' by 18.9' mural.

 
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Pittsburgh Public Schools

Artist in Residency, 2003–2005

Working with children from the city's elementary schools, we built model villages of painted clay huts based on the villages of Burkina Faso.

 
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Shaler Middle School

6th grade students at the shaler Middle School work on 6 Panels that represented our state environment.

 
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The Neighborhood Academy Pittsburgh 2

The seniors of the Neighborhood Academy have collaborated with artist Sandra Moore to build a mural which celebrates the region's 250 year anniversary. The mural was funded in part by the Heinz endowment and The Neighborhood Academy. The mural's creation spanned a period of nine months from concept to completion.  This is one of the three panels, it represents the children going to school to become the citizens they want to become in the future.

 

Our Neighborhood Student work that juried into NCECA 2012. Won the teacher kiln award and the students won exhibition awards. The diorama is made of raku figures and glass and is 28' H X 13" D X 16"W

"Our Neighborhood II" Another NCECA award winner! Shawn Terrel and Miles Guy worked on this piece for the 2012 exhibit. Hand made raku clay pieces with glass and mirrors. 28"H X 13" D X 16" W

"Our Neighborhood II" Another NCECA award winner! Shawn Terrel and Miles Guy worked on this piece for the 2012 exhibit. Hand made raku clay pieces with glass and mirrors. 28"H X 13" D X 16" W