The mural needed to be educational and fun, so I thought about what the kids would be learning. I threw up alphabet and some basic shapes in primary colors but then got a little bit more fancy.
There are a bunch of floating flowers and leaves that can be used for counting; the petals correspond to the numbers dancing around. I also put a yellow brick road in the far left to rep the school but also to show the children a little bit about how perspective works. And on the far right I executed a little island oasis to peek out of the shadows.
Overall, I aimed for the piece to be pedagogical in a very direct way but also in an indirect way through dramatic, basic explorations of various artistic devices such as perspective, color theory, symbolism, line, overlapping planes and representational art, among others.
I kept it simple so the children can mimic the work and experiment artistically on their own.