Calling all young artists! Mural Arts will head to the Please Touch Museum in October for hands-on mural making and mural exhibition of the We Will Write the World public art and early childhood literacy project that proves reading is all around us and inspires adult-child reading interactions.
On Saturdays from 10 am – 12 pm throughout October – including October 8, 15, 22, and 29, artists from the We Will Write the World project will be onsite for hands-on mural making in the Museum’s Creative Arts Studio. The artists will work with children and their families to help paint a new mural that will soon be introduced to the community to inspire reading. Museum visitors and participants in the workshops will preview the mural design and help paint the mural behind-the-scenes on parachute cloth, where it will later be transferred to its future home on a wall in the Philadelphia community.
Mural Arts’ We Will Write the World project with funding from the William Penn Foundation integrates with the Reading Promise campaign to meet Read By 4th goals that stimulate early literacy in Philadelphia. Read By 4th is Philly’s early literacy movement– family, communities, and systems working together to protect every child’s right to read. It is guided by the understanding that children who read well by 4th grade have a better chance at school and life success.