Elective

PS 264K: Create

The “CREATE” mural celebrates all forms of art, children, and diversity. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of PS 264 Elementary School in Bay Ridge, and Council Member Justin Brannan for his continuing support. From Student Drawings to Design Here, Michela demonstrates how she integrates student drawings directly into mural designs. Watch the…

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PS 288: Soaring Towards Excellence

“The PS/IS 288 mural project (along W 25th Street between Mermaid and Surf Avenues) in Coney Island is coming along beautifully! I was proud to secure resources for this great community art project prior to the pandemic and this initiative has found a way to deepen social connections in an era of physical distancing. The…

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PS 249: Blossoming (1 of 3)

249-wall1 249-wall2 249-wall3 thank-you-cover thank-yous thank-yous2 thank-yous3 thank-yous4 thank-yous5 thank-yous6 “The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this school mural project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept.…

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PS 249: Blossoming (2 of 3)

249-wall1 249-wall2 249-wall3 thank-you-cover thank-yous thank-yous2 thank-yous3 thank-yous4 thank-yous5 thank-yous6 “The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this school mural project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept.…

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PS 249: Blossoming (3 of 3)

249-wall1 249-wall2 249-wall3 thank-you-cover thank-yous thank-yous2 thank-yous3 thank-yous4 thank-yous5 thank-yous6 “The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this school mural project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept.…

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PS 188: Spongebob / Islanders Dive Deeper

Collaborating with Nickelodeon Our first mural collaboration with Nickelodeon celebrates SpongeBob’s 25th birthday and features art direction by Romero Britto and Marissa Molina. “If nautical nonsense be something you wish…” Led by Marissa Molina at PS 188 The Island School in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the “Islander’s Dive Deeper” mural design features original art by…

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P.S. 204 businessman on mural

PS 204K: The Games We Play

Artist Statement – By Michela Muserra It’s a wrap! Where do I start? “The Games We Play” school mural project was another fulfilling experience with Thrive Collective. We started working with the 4th grade students of PS 204 The Vince Lombardi School back in March. Funded by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative via a grant from…

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MS 183Q: Yes I Can

We were privileged to return to PS/MS 183Q with support from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards and Art as Catalyst for Change for a fourth consecutive year. We provided 160 middle school students accredited, in-school murals classes for an entire semester. In this collaboration we explored the theme of “Yes I Can.” MS 183 Final…

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Walton Campus: Global Gastronomy

The “Global Gastronomy” school mural adorns the main entrance to the cafeteria at the Walton Campus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, along with the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Youth, the mural highlights the diverse culinary traditions of different immigrant groups…

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P.S. 245K creators

PS 245K: Creators

The “Creators” mural at PS 245 in Flatbush explores the creative convergence of artists and scientists over time with the help of a time machine. It is one of two mural projects funded by NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene in spring 2019. As a school, PS 245 has embraced a STEAM educational focus (Science Technology…

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