Operation Design collaborates with downtown public school PS/IS 276 on "Four Seasons," an all-school community-building ceramic mural project

The four seasons have inspired great artists throughout time, and none more powerful or prolific than to the nearly 500 students in NYC’s PS/IS 276 in Battery Park City. Under the tutelage of professional ceramic artists, architects, graphic designers and in partnership with Operation Design a 501c3, students, faculty and volunteers of this “green school” will unveil a massive ceramic tile installation in the school’s lobby in June 2012, after nearly six months of preparation, in-class curriculum and after school workshops.

Imagined, designed and executed by the students, the Four Seasons Mural, shows the school within an intricate scene of its neighborhood and surrounding iconic buildings, and will entail more than 5,000 hours including instruction on how to work with ceramic material, tile glazing, pointillism, blueprints, construction, working with a kiln and overall artistic collaboration upon completion. Each child will paint at least one tile to be included within the spectacular scene, a 20’ x 8’ cityscape incorporating Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall from left to right.

The artful effort is made possible by Operation Design an organization that provides professional mentorships with architects, designers, and artists and New York City public school students and is being sponsored by Brookfield Properties.