Triple Exposure Mural Completed at El Ein Girls School
For the first of this summer's murals, Mural teacher Rimah went to the UNRWA girls' school in El Ein refugee camp in Nablus. Working with seventeen girls from the school, she brainstormed ideas for the scene. Together, they came up with an idyllic park landscape, based on the ideas of the environment and childhood play, to paint across two walls of the playground. Rimah taught the girls, ages 12-14, how to mix colours to make new ones, which they especially enjoyed, and to use stencils to put flowers into the scene. The volunteers, fellow fine art graduates Alaa and Inaam, were really helpful, and assisted passersby -- sometimes as young as 5 or 6 years old -- who wanted to join in. The team worked hard to complete the mural in only two days!
The students love the mural and can take pride in their collective efforts which everyone can enjoy – it's the first and only one in the school. Needless to say, they have asked to do more!
This summer, Rimah and her team of volunteers will complete ten murals in different schools and locations around Nablus.