Muralist Visits MVHRS as Artist in Residence

Muralist Visits MVRHS as Artist in Residence
Artist in residence

In December, Mascoma High School welcomed muralist Spenser Macleod from Portland, Maine for four days of design and artmaking. Spenser spoke with art classes and gave an engaging visual presentation on his artistic process and aspects of being a professional working artist. Spenser had just returned from a live painting demonstration in NYC and brought many of his large fine art paintings with him to show students. He then helped students plan and design three murals that will be permanently installed at the school. Students learned about various large scale painting processes including spray painting. While planning and sketching ideas students shared what was meaningful about each of the towns that make up the Mascoma district; many of these elements will be incorporated into the murals. Spenser will return in January 2023 to continue working with art students and to complete and install the murals.