Meet the Artist: Peach Jin Tao

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Where are you from?

Born and raised in Beijing, China, I came to the US for college.

What do you enjoy doing with Thrive?

So far I did one project with Thrive. I helped co-design and paint the Welcome mural for the elementary school PS 236 in the Bronx.

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See the Portfolio for the Welcome mural at PS 236.

What was something unexpected that you’ve had to do in your work?

It was my first time working on a mural, and my first time engaging kids from 2-4th grade doing it. It was very exciting. The unexpected part was always involving the kids. For example: How would they react to the designs? What new animals they want in the drawing?

How did you first get involved with Thrive?

I’ve always wanted to do a mural, and I like working with kids, so when I heard from my friend Naomi that she’s doing a mural for school through this organization, I became interested and came to a group meeting.

What was your favorite/most memorable moment in the work that you do?

I really loved it when the kids drew me on my sketchbook.

Visit Peach online.

 

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