Eye-catching installations sprout about amidst renovation at Assabet Valley

by alyssa on July 29, 2014

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Above: Painting and Decorating students take advantage of the temporary drywall structures, as part of Assabet’s ongoing renovation project. (Photo contributed).

Dull, ordinary-looking drywalls, set up to divide the construction crew and classrooms at Assabet Valley are being turned into colorful, eye-catching canvas’.

Students in the Painting and Decorating program are putting their knowledge to test by using those temporary drywall fixtures as a learning mechanism.

Instructor John Hughes and students appear with ladders, mud, tape, and paint to transform the empty walls into billboards. A press release states:

what was once a bit of an eyesore becomes a conversation piece of gigantic dimensions, sporting larger than life character drawings depicting various careers,  highlighting colleges that Assabet students attend, or silhouettes of numerous sporting figures or obvious professionals. . .

Vinyl words of encouragement and wisdom accompany the mural-like works of art, giving students and staff alike pause as they walk through the hallways.

1 resident July 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Does anyone know if there is a group of students at AVRH that does house painting? I am in need of my house being painted but I have limited funds. This might be a good option.

2 alyssa July 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM

I’m not sure… you can try contacting John Hughes, the painting and design instructor via email in the staff directory on Assabet’s website.

3 Anita Reeder July 30, 2014 at 7:51 AM

What a great idea!!! Kudos to those students and their advisors :-) sure beats looking at plain old construction walls!

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