Monday, May 4, 2015

REPAIRING A WINDOW MURAL FOR THE PINEAPPLE SCHOOL (TOTAL IMMERSION SPANISH LANGUAGE)

REPAIRING A WINDOW MURAL FOR THE PINEAPPLE SCHOOL (TOTAL IMMERSION SPANISH LANGUAGE)


The Pineapple School is for babies/preschool and is "total immersion spanish language" spoken to the children.  Almost five years ago when they were building their first school, they asked me to paint several colorful mini murals.  They wanted this large area to look like a patio.
Recently, they called me and said they had some minor damage on one of the murals and had to paint over part of it and could I come repair it.  I always try to remember to keep a file and write down all of the colors I use.  Thank goodness I had all the colors in my file for this job.
Last week, I went by to get started.  While I was working, several of the children around 4 years old came over and in spanish were asking me what I was doing.  I answered in english and they immediately switched over to speaking perfect english.  I was amazed that they could switch and speak perfect english as fast as they were speaking spanish.  One of the teachers told me it was so easy for kids of this age and, usually, could be speaking spanish in about a two week period.
I was sooo impressed with these children!
What a great concept for teaching!! 
This is one window I painted.
My client wanted RED geraniums.
Another window across the room.
They wanted me to draw and paint a door.
I textured with mud and faux painted this arch yellow.
This is the window mural that was damaged and painted over the right side of the frame. So, I traced the good side of the window frame and turned it over and re-drew and painted the side that had been painted over.  That was a lot easier than having to measure and draw again.  Also, the repair guys were very careful and only painted out the frame.  I noticed they very carefully painted around the geranium sitting in the window.  I appreciated that.
Getting started, I had to measure a lot and then draw and paint.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining our Oh my Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! This looks absolutely amazing! Evija @fromevijawithlove Co hosting OMHG Wordless Wednesday

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  2. Nice work!
    I appreciate you joining Floral Friday Fotos and look forward to your next post for this meme.

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    1. Thank you! It was fun painting around the kids and listening to their classes.

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