I just signed a contract to design and paint all of the murals for children at another Goddard School. If you are not familiar with Goddard Schools, they are a nationwide chain of childcare providers. I am fortunate the new school is in Denver. It is close enough to home; a hotel will not be necessary.
When I paint murals for Goddard Schools, they have me complete a mural for each classroom and a large main mural. This school has 12 classrooms. The clients decide on a theme, and each classroom is named and has a character relating to the topic.
The Park Hill Goddard in Denver has decided to have insects as their theme. Now, this is a challenge to make insects cute and appealing to very young children. They have even included spiders! I have my work cut out for me. Once the classrooms are named, then each class character is represented in the main mural. It is very much like illustrating a book. The murals illustrations have to flow and work together to create a children's decor.
I am currently working on the designs for each character. These are very rough sketches, to give the client an idea of the characters. Once approved, I do a drawing that is to scale, showing how it will appear on the wall.
Check back and follow my progress as I complete the murals. Once I am at the location and ready to paint, I estimate it will take me about 3 1/2 weeks to complete the project.
Dashing Dragonflies Sketch 1/ by Laura Peters
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