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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sunday March 15th I created a street mural for Hollywood’s St. Patrick’s day event & parade. Here are some pics of the 3 hour chalk mural!
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St. Patty
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Pot of gold

Next weekend, March 29th I will be participating in Ft. Lauderdale’s “Quick Draw” along downtown Riverfront between 12-3pm! http://browardartguild.org/Quick-Draw.htm?utm_source=Quick+Draw+2015+-+2&utm_campaign=Quick+Draw&utm_medium=email

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St. Patrick’s Fest March 15th Hollywood, FL

I will be chalking this Sunday, March 15th in Downtown Hollywood at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade 12pm-6pm!
http://www.stpatricksparade.com

Come out for a fun family day with Irish entertainment, food, music, parades & street painting!

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Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2015!

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Mark your calendars this month for the 21st annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival! Looking forward to working on my 10 x 10 ft work of art

http://www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org/index.php/about

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Chalk Mural Course

As many of you know I do street painting festivals throughout the year & to promote events in the local area. I also had the opportunity to teach the art of street painting at the Coral Springs Museum of art this month to a few youngsters ages 9-11. They didn’t know what to expect in a chalk mural class, but they quickly learned this isn’t merely “draw on the street” time for 3 hours. We learned how to mathematically measure & grid an image onto a larger surface by carefully studying proportions & measurements of an image. We began indoors recreating this beautiful lion from Apple wallpaper images in google.
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Each student received a 1×1″ cut square from the photo and magnified their square 4 times the size. We used chalk pastel to copy what we saw onto a larger square, then adhered each piece to a larger grid I drew for them.
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The end result was beautiful! They truly had to maintain focus on what they saw in their tiny abstract squares, and had to trust it would add up to form this beautiful puzzle in the end.
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Day 3-4 we ventured outside to work on our large scale temporary mural as a group. I found an awesome black and white owl illustration by Ben Kwok of deviant art online. We each measured and applied a 1×1″ grid to our 6×8″ images. We then multiplied the owl 20x bigger onto the pavement using chalked string to snap down the straight lines of our grid. We applied box by box, adding bright color to each so they had contrast. Here is our result!
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Day 4
Face
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The public arts panel at the Coral Springs Museum of Art is planning to display this piece as apart of a series of decoupaged light boxes around the city of Coral Springs! The girls are excited to see their work on a more permanent display! More to come….