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Art Room murals
Art Room murals

I transformed my art room to appear like an open courtyard. Corinthian columns framed a flying Pegasus with words above an arch which read "who am I?". Below the arch was an open path with lilies mountains and rolling hills. Two smaller arched windows revealed squirrels, birds and tree. The ceiling was was painted in cloud cover along with several sliding doors. Butterflies and flowers were painted over mauve tri-color washed walls.

Art Room Mural
Art Room Mural

Main mural (south wall).

Flying Pegasus
Flying Pegasus

Art room mural.

Squirrel window
Squirrel window

Art room mural.

Birds in Tree Window
Birds in Tree Window

Art room mural.

Birds in Tree (detail)
Birds in Tree (detail)

Art room mural.

Cosmic Garden Mural.png
Cosmic Garden Mural.png

This 6'x4' ceramic tile mural was designed and produced under my direction by eleven students from grades 3-5 during an Enrichment class titled "Mural of Expression."

Art Room Street Sign
Art Room Street Sign

I created a "street sign" for outside of the art room door. The concept was developed to make the rooms appear like local streets.

"Imaginings"
"Imaginings"

This ceramic tile mural created by third and fourth graders, was erected to brighten up a dark stairwell. Each character, including the main concept was developed by the children. The mural was dedicated to, "The Imagination of the Child Within."

Individual  8"x10" tiles
Individual 8"x10" tiles

Twenty-one 8"x10" tiles ascended the staircase around the main mural.

Individual  8"x10" tiles
Individual 8"x10" tiles
"Yes We Can"
"Yes We Can"

President Obama, "Yes We Can" mural. Designed and developed by art teacher, Wendy Guagenti. Fourth grade students assisted in painting and installation.

"Yes We Can"
"Yes We Can"

From lest to right" Wendy Guagenti (art teacher), Gloria Draden (principal) and fourth grade students who assisted in development and installation.

Children of the Arts
Children of the Arts

Children of the Arts, painted tile mural. Each character was developed and painted by 2nd, third and fourth grade students. The concept was developed as a group cooperative effort.

P.S. 226 Welcome Poster
P.S. 226 Welcome Poster
Fund Raiser Brochure
Fund Raiser Brochure

Fund raiser brochure to promote the construction of a gym for P.S. 226.

Murals within a school environment create an ambiance of light and joy. Children love to see art around them and to participate in the aesthetic development of their school community. These murals  and special projects were created with this thought in mind.  The energy  of art to uplift the spirit within an educational environment is as important as core curriculum. Through participation in the development of ideas and process, students learn  the power of art to communicate thoughts and feelings.

Art of the Heart , LLC/ Wendy Guagenti  Call 914.471.0147 /email: heart-art@live.com