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thornhill elementary school project  (oakland, ca)

video produced by mavis scanlon

the challenge: beautify and enliven four super drab (municipal beige!) portable classroom units.

total area to be painted: 1,600 sq ft (4 x 10'h x 40'w)

theme: education is fun! learning is fun! when kids study and learn well, they are limited only by their dreams and imagination.  


the school is located in the hills of oakland, california so the scenes are reflective not only of oakland's landmarks and landscapes but also its cultural diversity.

sketches for the design:


drab "municipal beige" portable classrooms 3 & 4 before the mural


painted portable no.1

painted portable no.2 

painted portable no.3

painted portable no.4

portable no.4 (detail)

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