Mural Painting, Real Simple Style

November 1, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

Every year New York Cares, a volunteer organization in New York City, organizes a day of service called New York Cares Day. This year, it fell on Saturday, October 23rd, and our team comprised of Real Simple staffers and members of BE@T (Black Employees at Time Inc.) were out in full force to paint three murals at P.S. 346 in East New York.


I'm happy to give you a glimpse of the amazing work that our staffers did to transform these areas of the school. And also to give a big thank you to Olympic Paint and Lowe's Home Improvement in Brooklyn who donated all the paint and painting supplies (brushes, dropcloths, stir sticks, etc.) for our project.


Here's our team ready to begin:


New York Cares Day - Team Real Simple & BE@T


We started with three "nooks" in the hallway like this.


Under the Sea - Before


And we ended up with these three murals.


Under the Sea

Under the Sea - Final


Under the Sea - Finished

Under the Sea - finished

Letters & Numbers

Letters & Numbers - Final


Letters & Numbers - finished

Letters & Numbers - finished

Changing Seasons

Changing Season - Final


Changing Seasons - finished

Changing Seasons - finished


Last but not least, a huge thank you to our senior designer Jessica Weit who planned and designed all three murals. We couldn't have done it without her!

 (photos by Kenneth Goldberg and Don Kinsella)