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This area is underneath the main classrooms and had until recently been quite a plain area, it is used for mealtimes and also for assemblies but the plain walls lacked inspiration for the children.
Chris had the idea to bring in a little help from the rest of the Star Lab team including Teacher Jessica (teacher of year one at Si Ri Panya), Bry0, Shane Forbes, Ksy Artishock, Jungle Experience painter Chris Wright and friend from the UK Erika James.
Always nice to give something back to the community and a chance for the artists to relax and paint some child friendly fun stuff!
Chris designed a simple plan for the space, a background which then other people could come and paint on a character or something fitting for the scene.
The first day of work was in fact at night time, Christopher went down to the school to paint out the trees and the sky then Bry0 followed him down later that evening to paint on her flower and butterfly.
Everyone had a look at the wall and decided what they wanted to paint, then got stuck straight in to beautifying their chosen space with whatever nature inspired thing they had chosen to bring to life.
Erika chose to paint flowers and a winding little path, Chris Wright gave Bry0's butterfly another butterfly friend.
Although it may not have been all of the artists 'usual style' it really has made a huge difference to this area of the school. Head teacher Nicola is now hoping to use the space for more than just assembly and lunch, it can now be used for art, drama and anything else creative.
Teacher Jessica told Phanganist -
Ksy even brought down her baby Max who seemed to enjoy the painting even at his young age!
Phanganist asked Christopher Thomas for some feedback, he replied -
I don't believe we could of said anything more inspiring ourselves!
The Star Lab Industries team would like to say a big thank you to Si Ri Panya school for the opportunity to paint this wall and be part of the children's inspiration and creativity.