Using the theme "Our Ocean," Del Mar Pines School created a schoolwide mural for the Wyland “Water Is Life” National Art Competition and won in the K-4 category. Del Mar Pines School is a private K-6th elementary school in Carmel Valley.
"We are honored to win this prestigious award and pleased it was for such an important topic," said Tanya Robinson, the school’s art instructor. "All 145 students collaborated to create one mural, promoting the protection of our oceans. The entries help students connect what they learn in the classrooms with the outside world through the power of the visual arts.”
The concept for the group project was designed by Robinson and art intern Marissa Woytowitz, a Del Mar Pines graduate and Torrey Pines High School student.
The mural draws attention to the diminishing number of female sea turtles in our oceans.
The Spanish message "Protect It" signifies the importance of collaborating with Mexico to help protect the sea turtles from extinction, as well as reaching out to this region’s large Hispanic population.