Monday, August 18, 2008

some "sightings" from our last days in the DR

Kalene and I "spotted" these little friends all over the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo. I wonder if they are still there? If you spot them send us pictures...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Finished Mural

Here is the finished Mural. All of the students created pieces for it that were incorporated into the final design. Our goal for the mural was to incorporate a lot of color, incorporate elements of our experiences over the two week class and and to explore the theme of different cultures working together. tkae a look and let us know what you think!

(click on the photo below for a larger view)

The final Day

What an amazing 2 weeks! The students learned so much and we accomplished so much in such a short amount of time! Friendships were made, we learned a lot and most of all everyone had an amazing time. Here are some photos from the last few days of our time in The Dominican Republic.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Final post coming soon..

We just got back and i'm stitching together the finished mural picts and sorting throught the picts from the last day....

stay tuned.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

day 9&10

Lots of progress has been made over the last 2 days and nothing has been able to stop us. Not even a torrential down pour that left the part of town we are painting in under water and all of our stencils soggy could stop us. The days have been hot and sweaty, but the students desire to finish the mural has been amazing and it shows in the result so far. here are some pictures from the past few days...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day 9

Another great day. We Spent most of the day at the wall and made tons of progress! The People of La Romana have been taking an interest in our Mural and have been hanging out to see what we are up to. Some students have even been interacting with the children that have been playing on the street in front of the mural. Kalene came down to the wall in the afternoon and got some great pictures of people from around town.

Day 8

Monday was the first day working in town and everyone was very excited!. After some last minute prep in the studio we went down to the wall to start roughing in our mural with oil sticks. We used big stencils which were created in class to maintain consistency and freehanded a few things as well. After our daily faculty lunch on the patio I went to the airport to pick up Kalene and the students worked for the rest of the afternoon putting down their base paint for their main mural objects.