By KATRINA ALEXY
SILVER LAKE — Classic film stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, and Dolores Del Rio look out on the campus of Thomas Star King Middle School, bringing a little of old Hollywood to Silver Lake.
Eighth graders Anna-Victoria B. and Huier L. of King Middle School helped create this tribute to the golden age of film after being chosen for their artistic talents by art teacher Charlene Roth. Both students are life-long artists who started off drawing at home and eventually took more advanced classes in school.
Anna lives in Los Feliz and Huier lives in Chinatown. Anna and Huier have their work cut out for them, but they are ready for the challenge.
Both said they learned much from making this mural, such as how to take a blank canvas and create something that will leave a mark. “It feels like an honor to to leave something at my school,” Anna said.
The mural took several months to create, with students putting the finishing touches on graduation day in June. The idea for the mural came from film and media teacher Thomas Chilcoat. Principal Mark Naulls supports the arts and plans to have three more murals painted at King.
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