From Harford County Public Schools:
Advanced art students at Fallston High School are currently working under the tutelage of professional artist Maura Dwyer to create a masterpiece that will be on display in the school building.
Mrs. Andrea Sauer, art educator at Fallston High School, was awarded a grant through the Maryland State Arts Council that provided the funding for Ms. Dwyer to work with the school’s advanced art students on a 10’ by 11’ mural inspired by the concept “Different Perspectives Make Us Grow.”
The concept was born from meaningful conversations between the students about how getting to know people who may seem different, and hearing and valuing their life experiences, often leads to the realization that our own values are similar, allowing us to leave stereotypes or implicit bias behind.
Throughout this special project, Ms. Dwyer is teaching the students in depth about creating form, great painting techniques, and use of value. The mural is partly painted with UV reactive paint, and black lights will be installed with the mural so that it will glow in the dark.