Symmes Junior High School

Gatineau (Aylmer), Quebec

"The Magic of Dragons"

On February 24, 25 and 26, 2014 I returned to Symmes Junior High School for a mural project.

I've worked at Symmes several times, collaborating with art teacher Sylvia Bretzloff and it’s always a wonderful experience.

The theme this year was "The Magic of Dragons". I created a background of exotic flowers and plants in which parts of the dragon figure could be seen. The more I drew and became familiarized with the theme, full dragons started appearing.

The students completed the project creating a series of dragons on the spaces reserved for them. These paintings turned out to be very diverse in their interpretation of the theme and each of them stands out for its uniqueness and distinctive style.

I’m very proud of their accomplishment although not surprised considering the fact that Sylvia prepares them thoroughly before I arrived.

It’s always a great pleasure to return to Symmes Junior High.

Bravo to all the participants.

Marcio Melo