WHSAD students have once again been selected by Groundswell to be part of TEMA (Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship), this Apprenticeship is a paid year long after-school pre-professional public art apprenticeship program for teens (14 to 19-year-olds) interested in using visual arts for the benefit of local communities. 18 of WHSAD’s students have been selected to participate in this special opportunity. This school year WHSAD students will be participating in two mural projects one for Row New York and another for Ellis Island.
Here is a short description of the first project at Row New York. Under the guidance of Groundswell artists and educators, the students will be taking steps to design and create a series of three mural banners. These banners will explore conservation and environmental stewardship, and promote awareness of the history and contemporary use of the New York City water system. The banners will be created for use by Row New York at their Long Island City boathouse and at events throughout the city promoting their work with youth and recreation on the NYC waterways. Here are photos taken by 10th Grader George Mocetti of a field trip the students took to the Croton Reservoir.
If you would like more information about Groundswell please visit their website at http://www.groundswellmural.org/
Take a look at past projects that WHSAD students have participated in including Welcome to Greenpoint http://www.groundswellmural.org/project/stages-greenpoint and Our Journey to Clean Water http://www.groundswellmural.org/project/our-journey-clean-water