The Mabin School created their first public art piece. The grade 5s and 6s in the school took pictures of every other kid and teacher in the school’s smile. When we took these pictures, we asked the kids to express peace and happiness through this smile. Then together, we made wheat paste and every child pasted there own smile on the wall, the older kids helping the younger ones, everybody working together. The idea for this project inspired by the artist JR. The grade 5’s and 6’s had been looking at graffiti before that and she thought it would be a good idea to get involved with the world wide Inside Out project that JR started. We had been talking about street art in our class. We were discussing what we thought of graffiti, if it was bad, good, if it should be illegal. What most everybody thought was that the graffiti depends on where it is, and what it is. If it was a bad message on a public place many people will see, that’s not a good type of graffiti, but if it’s an important message on an appropriate place, that’s a good type of graffiti. We tried to make our street art piece a good one, we want it to impact the community and everybody who paces by it, we believe that smiles can change the world
Become a Group Leader by organizing an Inside Out Action in your community. Gather 50 or more participants that stand behind a message you are passionate about and paste your portraits in your community.