St. Paul School

Laval, Québec

"Give, Grow, Achieve!!!"

On May 19, 20 and 21, I worked on a mural project at St. Paul School in Duvernay, Laval, Quebec. This was my last project for the season and I really enjoyed it.

Prior to my arrival the School had a contest were the students had to come up with images to fit the theme of “Give, Grow and Achieve”.

The art teacher Marie-Claire Deschênes, who appears in the video briefly at the end, handed me this folder containing very interesting drawings in pencil. From there it was very easy to continue. The students made these wonderful collaborations that you see in the beginning of the video. For the mural itself I decided to create these floating spaces like sheets of fabric hanging in the air being held by birds and a cats tail. In them you see the words “Give”, “Grow”, “Achieve” written in blue.

Because the students were selected with such care for this project, I though it would be important to feature them all individually. In the end we were all dancing including the Art Teacher and myself. It was really a lot of fun!!

I’m very proud of the students, they worked very, very well and the result is beautiful.

I’d like to say great thanks to Mary, a parent who volunteered to help me for the three days of work.

I hope you’ll all enjoy it!!

Marcio Melo