Every year the YorkArts organization hosts the Chalk it Up! Mural competition for high school students. I was happy to sponsor two teams from my high school's National Art Honor Society. It is a fun, but stressful afternoon. The students must complete a carpet sized chalk mural on canvas in four and a half hours.
The first photo is of Team #1's finished mural. (Sorry it was a little difficult to photograph). This mural took second place in the competition. Eighteen teams participated.
If you click on this photo you might be able to see some of the rich textures applied by these wonderful students!
Team#2 is working very hard on their mural. Rachel loves to draw dragons and imaginary creatures. I think she did an incredible job. Unfortunately her team did not win anything.
It must be very difficult for these young students to work on such a collaborative mural.
Personalities and heads tend to clash, coupled with a short deadline. One student lost an Ipod.
All in all the results these year were tenfold greater than the last two years!
The kids are covered with chalk and pastel.
The public is amazed that our students are so talented.
If we do not support the arts, opportunities like this will disappear.
Our governor wants to make drastic cuts in school funding.