Franklin students moving ahead on mural

Franklin art students Estella Adams (far left), Kirsten Hicks (left), Taylor Edge (far right), Skylynn Shontz (middle right) and Madison Woloszyn (right) apply gesso to the fabric that is being used to create the mural of downtown Franklin. (Submitted photo)
Staff writer

Franklin School District art students tore through the priming portion of their downtown Franklin mural in a day and a half as they finished up the priming Thursday morning.

The work was complete by the end of art teacher Rachelle Surrena’s third-period class Thursday.

Sophomore Sara Vecchil said she is “very excited” about the mural.

“Just the fact that I’m making something that is going to be seen by people is really cool to me,” she said.

Mikahla Ho, an eighth grader, said she is also “really excited for (people) to see my work.”

“(The project is) very fun,” ninth grader Jaeyla Myers said. “It’s different from other projects we’ve done because everyone’s working on one project.”

Surrena noted that her students “have been doing an excellent job working through (the mural).”