A Whale of a Tail
Beach ocean artist Wyland came to Malcolm Elementary School in Laguna
Niguel last week, and painted a stunning visual portrait on the wall of
the school's playground. This life size painting features a migrating
whale swimming along the California coast, and the best feature of this
original Wyland piece, is that all the kids in the school got to add
their own personal touch to the aquatic themed classroom wall.
Every child in the entire school got the chance to paint a fish, a
seahorse, an octopus, or whatever a child thinks is lurking around under the sea
The children hand painted colorful sharks, crabs, jellyfish, sting
rays, all in bright colors, with most of the sea creatures donning
smiling faces. Wyland took the lead, and painted a magnificent whale
just breaching the water, with the California coastline in the
background. Then he handed his paint brushes over to the children, and
led them up in groups of four, and let the kids finish this one of a
kind ocean masterpiece.
I think the children's touch truly adds a special feel to this piece,
and the kids will grow up, and be able to visit their old Elementary
school and point out which fish they added to Wyland's school piece.
Thank you Wyland for donating your time, and adding this crustacean creation to such a young learning environment.