C Street Project at Italian Street Painting Marin

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A “C Street Project” team of local teen artists worked with Mentor Artist Cathy Bowman this past weekend to create “Glittering Stones as Sunset,” a beautiful collaborative soft pastel street painting for this year’s Italian Street Painting Marin festival.
The young artists worked for three days ahead of the Festival with Cathy, considering what the Festival theme “Bella Roma” meant to them. Elements they chose were the Colosseum, a marble bust of Flora Goddess of Youth, the famed wolf from the fable of Romulus and Remus, cobblestone streets and a glowing sunset.
They also explored soft pastel techniques, gridding and then finally painting the street. The team was also very fortunate to learn from street painting Maestre Genna Panzarella, who visited courtesy of Italian Street Painting Marin, to share her own techniques and experiences with the younger artists.
Bella Roma on the street

Bella Roma on the street

C Street Project students said they were “proud” to have their work presented so publicly. One student commented, “It felt great knowing people were admiring my work.”
Our next C Street Project workshop “Walkable Comics” will meet Thursday evenings, September 1-October 13 with Mentor Artist Cathy Bowman. Teens will create a “Walkable Comic Book” that will be part of the Bay Area’s “Litquake” celebration.
Register online here for “Walkable Comics” online or come into 617 C Street, Monday-Friday 11-4 to register in person.
Youth in Arts does not turn away students based on an inability to pay. Complete our scholarship application here if you need a scholarship to participate in a C Street Project workshop.
See more C Street Project street painting photos below.

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