Waukon High School art room wall mural project is completed this summer by graduated student ...

A painting project started last March in the Waukon High School art room, prior to the closing of Iowa schools by the COVID-19 pandemic, was resumed this summer and completed in July by Waukon High School now graduated senior Abbie Brainard (pictured above at right) as part of her Advanced Studio art class under the direction of Allamakee Community School District art instructor Carlyn Lechtenberg. The mural painted by Brainard is inspired by international artist Kelsey Montague with black and white doodles that Brainard created by hand. From afar, all of the doodles collectively create the image of a large scissors, glue bottle, paint palette and pencil on the art room wall (as pictured in the top photo at center). “Her dedication to the art program is unlike any other and I’m so glad she could get this project finished for her advanced studio class,” Lechtenberg said of Brainard’s creation. Together, and with the help from a couple others, Lechtenberg and Brainard also painted the entire black and white color schemed classroom, from the doors down to the shelving units, also incorporating other creative designs into the wall space (such as what is pictured in the bottom photo at right). Submitted photos.

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