Student-created mural highlights creative process at OPRF

May 28, 2015

This afternoon, students will be dedicating a mural that more than 15 of them have spent hundreds of hours creating over the course of this school year. Entitled “The Collection,” it’s an example of bricolage, or mixed-media mural, that was created to highlight the creative process and its benefits to our students and in turn the greater OPRF community.

The mural incorporates all the media our art teachers teach and students create—painting, sculpture, mosaic, ceramics, photography, even jewelry. The mural was the brainchild of art teacher Tracy Van Duinen, a 2001 Golden Apple Fellow who joined OPRF this year, and designed by seniors Darren Edwards and Jade Browning. Bricolage is Mr. Van Duinen’s area of expertise, and he’s done many community projects incorporating the technique.

The dedication takes place Thursday, May 28, at 1:45 p.m. in the Visual Arts wing, where the mural is located in one of the hallways.