Well, the day finally arrived where we would put the children's designs into 'real' and 'permanent' art emblazing the Refuge Community Center walls, turning once greyness into cheery happiness and color.
This was how the wall looked before we got started.
So, we started with a base coat of light blue with some of the kids helping us out.
There we go, starting to look better.
Then, the RISE Foundation folks showed up to integrate the kids into a full scale mural painting of the walls. Oh, boy, what have we gotten ourselves into???
But, they had a plan:
First we chalked the general designs across the entire length of the wall.
Then, we had a little demonstration of how to paint 'inside' the lines. Yes, please.
And, finally after mixing the paint time it was time to let the kids at it. Fortunately, it was perhaps one of the mildest December days we've had with a full, bright sun cheering us on. What a blast we had!!! What do you think?