New project under construction at Sierra Vista Junior High
The Special Children’s Art Foundation is occupying one of the classrooms at Sierra Vista Junior High in Canyon Country while they put some of the finishing touches on their latest mural called “Community in Action” which will be displayed at the Santa Clarita Community Center later this month. The mural will be 31 feet long and 8 feet high.
The mural first began its life at La Mesa Junior High School on October 15. It then moved to Bridgeport Elementary on October 19 and stayed there until the 21st when it was moved to Sierra Vista. Each of the schools completed some aspects of the mural.
The project was brought about by the Special Children’s Art Foundation, and is painted by special needs students at local schools.
Special needs students ranging from those with slight learning disabilities to the severely handicapped interact with one another and with other students who help out. Friendships are created and lasting memories are established with each day of work on the murals.
The Special Children’s Art Foundation is a non-profit organization and the brainchild of Marc Kolodziejczyk (pronounced Kolo-Ja-Sick) and his associate Nicole Armitage. The foundation is designed to bring together students in schools with diverse populations.
They have recently completed a mural at Valley View Elementary School of children taking part in extreme sports. To view this art project story, click here
The foundation has also done a large mural of a jungle scene at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in the surgery hall. The mural was 12 feet tall by 100 feet long. The mural was designed to help the kids going into surgery to calm down by focusing on the jungle scene.
The Special Children’s Art Foundation is working on a new project with the city of Santa Clarita which will be 20 feet high by 60 feet long and will be featured in the Santa Clarita Activity Center. Marc is hopeful that the project will start at the beginning of next year.
You can visit the Special Children’s Art Foundation website for more information at www.specialchildrensart.org