Making a mural at MLK Library in East Oakland.

Brandy and the kids at the library worked together for over a year.  They came once a week for free lunch and Brandy’s art programming.  East Oakland brings many Latino families.  For bilingual kids, art has power to make communication stronger than just words.

On the last day of the art program (until they get more funding, wherever it can come from), the librarians wanted a mural to celebrate their time together.

The kids started by making Shoe Fish. First you trace your shoe on paper, then add fins, tails, faces and character.  A partner contributed volunteer help to draw a cartoon background.  Together, we made a super fun underwater scene!  This will be up at the library for several months.