A unique series of art classes: Art Scene — Painting a Michigan Wildlife Mural, will be offered for free from June 8 - 25. Students from local junior high and high schools in eighth through twelfth grades are invited to discover their inner Michelangelo and help to create a beautiful mural on the wall of the DNR building on U.S. Hwy. 2.
The kids will be guided through the project by experienced instructor and artist James Finlan, and assisted by art students from Bay College.
Students will practice their drawing skills, along with large scale and detailed painting skills, and will learn important lessons in perspective and teamwork.
The group will meet between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., though the schedule is flexible. Students are asked to register by calling the Bonifas at 906-786-3833 by May 1.
A general meeting will be held at the end of May, with more details forthcoming. This mural project is being sponsored by the Michigan DNR.
The DNR is looking forward to the mural
"We are very grateful to the Bonifas Arts Center for their support to partner with the Finance and Operations Division of the Department of Natural Resources to do this venture.
"The mural will represent what the outdoors has to offer in this beautiful area that we live. We hope that motorist and tourists driving by, and customers of the Escanaba Service Center will view and enjoy this outside mural for years to come.
"We are very fortunate to have such devoted and passionate local artists working on this project."