Cabrillo launches new art class, unveils first project

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WATSONVILLE — For the past three months, a small group of students has been meeting once a week at Cabrillo College’s Watsonville location to learn about creating public art.

The class unveiled its semester-long project Wednesday: a mural inside the student lounge.

That comes thanks to the college’s newest art class, Art 91 - Painting a Mural.

The one-credit class was designed to give busy people an option for taking one of Cabrillo’s art classes, while tapping into a local passion for public art.

“The mural tradition is very strong here,” said Cabrillo Dean of Education Centers and Online & Innovative Learning Rachel Mayo.

The mural is a montage of Pajaro Valley culture that includes strawberry fields and California poppies, Ohlone Indians, slough wildlife and other things.

Student Nick Craig said that every student added to the mural during the once-a-week, three-hour class.

“We could have spent a year on this,” he said.


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