MuralWorks™ in the Schools
MuralWorks™ in the Schools teaches students how to work as a team to attain a common objective -- an art project. In the process of learning teamwork, each participant must first learn the art of how to work. This requires that they be transformed from passive recipients of instruction to dynamic manipulators and developers of their own classroom. With finished art as their goal, each student takes on a specific job, learns what it entails and is expected to perform it. Success of the whole project can only happen when each of the student’s jobs is done successfully.
Using the toolkit of the artist, during the fall of 2012, Mural Works in the Schools turned three classrooms at Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School into mini- corporations and created “education workers” out of its 90 third-graders, much to the delight of the teachers and administration as well as the students.