Oct. 9, 2023

Oct. 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Nov. 27, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

About the Workshop

Blackshear Elementary

The 17th amArte workshop, “UNITY” was led by master artist Stacey Silva in collaboration with 5th grade students at Blackshear Elementary. In collaboration with the talented 5th-grade students

For the ninth and final workshop for this fiscal year, Mexic-Arte Museum partnered with Blackshear Elementary School and Muralist Stacy Silva to create a mural that represents the identity of the school, reflecting and representing the youth of the area with diversity between BIPOC communities of all shapes and sizes. Students were gathered in groups of four; some worked on the concept while others picked the palette of colors and created mini murals on paper to accompany the mural on the side of the stairs. The whole group then participated in the painting of the mural. Participants were able to learn more about the historical significance of painting murals, from cave paintings to Diego Rivera to the art they see in their neighborhood today, all while gaining hands-on experience. 

The culmination of their artistic journey was marked by a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony that drew a crowd of proud parents and guardians. The event buzzed with excitement as students immersed themselves in the celebration. A notable highlight was a moving speech delivered by a standout 5th grader, emphasizing the importance of unity and artistic expression. The festivities were enhanced with a delightful spread of pan dulce and beverages. Special thanks were extended to our supporting sponsor, City of Austin Office of Violence Prevention, whose contributions made the event possible.