New Class Mural is a grassroots public art project located in Los Angeles, California; directed and founded by Sya Warfield. We believe creativity will change the world. Our goal is to build confidence and leadership skills to underserved youth by teaching photography and art. We are privately funded and your contributions are welcome.
Summer 2017, we spent 3 weeks on the Navajo Nation in Shonto, Arizona working with the children at Shonto Preparatory School. We produced 2 murals on the Navajo Nation spelling out the words LOVE and BELIEVE chosen by the children attending the program. These murals are made of the photographs the children took during the workshop. Our theme was patterns in nature.
We produced 5 murals throughout 2017. These murals are located in San Francisco, CA, Shonto, AZ and Boulder, CO. To view work created by New Class Mural check out our instagram.
We look to become a home to diverse youth communities around the world by focusing on education and the arts. Our mission is to gracefully transform the world into a more peaceful and beautiful place one wall at a time.
During our workshops, we give each child a camera and discuss ways to capture an image by observing their environment, framing their subject and using light. With photographs taken during this time, we create a mural on the wall of their school. We support a social movement to cultivate empathy and inspire youth.
Are you an organization or artist looking to get involved? We would love to hear from you. Email inquiries to email@example.com