A team of students at Tillamook Junior High School brightened up the music room with a mural that extends through the entrance hallway.

The Mural Team was led by arts instructor Nancy Bernard and included Jessica Verdin, Rayanne Notbohm, Anna Chambers, Olivia Hooley and Natasha Franske. Hooley had asked about mural projects early in the schoolyear, and Bernard found a location and helped assemble the team.

The project began in mid-January and required around 150 hours to complete. The team worked after school mostly, including a solid week of work at one point. Guided a mockup they drew before starting painting, the students filled in the mural square-by-square in using a grid methodology.

Each student was assigned a section of the mural to complete or touchup. The students expressed different reasons for joining the team, but all agreed on the opportunity to leave a mark on the school for everybody to see, a legacy showing they were there.

With a range of skill levels on the team, finding each other’s strengths and weaknesses was key to success. The team members credited Bernard for guiding them and helping express what they desired.

Bernard will be on the lookout for those interested in another mural project next year. She thanked Rosenberg Builders Supply for supplying the paint that made the project possible.

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