SOLANA BEACH — Santa Fe Christian School’s visual arts program hosted its annual Chalk Festival last month.
The school’s senior art class worked in teams to create larger-than-life street murals of vintage comic book covers in the center of campus. Kindergarten through 12th-grade classes visited to see flashes of multicolored chalk take the shape of classic comics, such as Tom and Jerry, Donald Duck and Barbie.
Santa Fe senior Rylee Olson and her team chose to depict the “Magic School Bus” zooming through space on another field trip with Mrs. Frizzle and kids.
Fellow senior Sophia-Marie Crocker’s group created a Halloween-themed portrait of Snoopy and Woodstock.
These two artists commented on being allowed to miss the whole school day, saying that it was the perfect amount of time to dedicate to a finished piece of street art.
Olson also enjoyed the amusement when elementary and middle schoolers would pass by and observe the artists like “zoo animals.”
“I was happy to participate this year alongside students in Advanced Art Honors and Advanced Placement Seniors,” said participating senior artist, Eden Stambaugh. “We spent the whole day on our knees, chalk dust collecting on our tongues as we went through the process of creating street art: first scaling the dimensions, then sketching outlines, and finally scrubbing bright colors into the pavement.”
The collective works honor the artists by adorning the campus Quad for two weeks. All works of art from this year’s Chalk Festival can be found on Santa Fe Christian’s Instagram page: @sfcseagles.