Ste-Foy Elementary School

Ste-Foy, Québec

"A Place To Learn and Grow"

On May 23, 24 and 25, 2012 I worked on a mural project at St-Foy Elementary School in St-Foy, Quebec.

I worked with the collaboration of cycle 2 teacher Karine Turcotte and her students. The mural was made on three sheets of plywood and installed in the Cafeteria.

The theme of the project was based on the School’s logo “A Place to Learn and Grow”.

I started by drawing images that evoked a sense of space such as mountains, buildings, lakes, and placed children and animals in these spaces. Because the mural was to be placed in the Cafeteria, I drew some children climbing a ladder to a bowl of fruits in the middle of the composition. I thought this would this send the students a healthy message concerning eating habits. The students joined in this Celebration and created a series of drawings varying from animals and people to sports and schools activities.

I chose the song “You Learn” from Alanis Morissette because of it’s obvious connection to the theme.

I’m very pleased with the result and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well.

Bravo to all the participants!

Marcio Melo