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YAA artists practicing color mixing and creating different shades in preparation for mural painting with YAA artist facilitator, Yusuf Lateef.

Youth artists taped off areas to be painted after covering the area with a color gradient.

Filling in the shapes with distinctive variations of shades.

Blue and orange are complementary colors – they make one another POP!

Youth vision the space is coming to life.

Angled lines and bright colors give the walls an energizing feel.

Filling in a tree branch on a mural created in collaboration with artist facilitator Mary Thiefels.

Youth working in collaboration on a mural, with creative facilitation by Mary Thiefels.

Setting up for the filming of a documentary about the mural process.

Getting started on a mural at the Parkridge Community Center.

Past YAA participants teaching and mentoring during the mural making process.

Parkridge youth are becoming experts at choosing where to put their paint.

Teaching artist Yusuf Lateef supervising some “up high” painting.

Yusuf Lateef, Jalil Lateef, and a YAA all-star finishing up with the detail work.

All done! Parkridge Community Center established 1945, featuring Youth on the Move!