Fairfield fifth-graders work with artist to create massive mural

Fifth-graders at McKinley School got to step away from the usual reading, writing and arithmetic for a special lesson from an artist creating a massive

FAIRFIELD - Fifth-graders at McKinley School got to step away from the usual reading, writing and arithmetic for a special lesson from an artist creating a massive mural in Connecticut.

Ellen Griesedieck is creating a mural saluting American work that, when finished, will be 120 feet wide, 10 feet deep and 5 stories tall. The mural is so large that an old mill in Winsted has to be renovated just to hold it.

Griesedieck says that the mural is a unique art education opportunity.

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