Garden Road Elementary School
Reading Room Mural
In December 2019, Rachel Gozhansky completed a mural for Garden Road Elementary School in San Diego, California. The mural depicts a park landscape wrapping around a 36’ long space (15’ along one wall and 21’ along the adjacent wall) and reaching 9.5’ high up into a 4’ ceiling overhang.
The mural was completed over 9 consecutive days during the 2019 winter holiday and consumed roughly 82 hours of painting.
Garden Road Elementary was awarded a grant by The Ben Carson Reading Project to build a reading room in their library. Each completed reading room is required to have a mural that depicts the room’s selected theme. Garden Road’s theme is a park full of trees and walking paths. Garden Road's school mascot is an eagle so the mural features two eagles as well as several other animals.
The left wall was intentionally left free of trees and animals so that book cases could be placed in front of it.
PROCESS PHOTOS AND TIMELAPSE VIDEO
FINAL READING ROOM AND GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
On Feb 4, 2020 Garden Road Elementary celebrated a grand opening celebration of the final reading room. The celebration was attended by Candy Carson of The Carson Scholars Fund as well as a number of the Poway Unified School District Board Members. Read some of the local coverage of the event: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/schools/story/2020-02-06/garden-road-opens-new-reading-room