• The mural brightens up the entrance of PS 506: School of Journalism and Technology.
  • The imagery in the mural portrays different programs at PS 506, such as reading, writing, and technology.

Project Description

“Connectivity” is featured at the entrance of PS 506 and was created by two fifth grade classes. While sketching, the students discussed the best way to represent their school. The mural focuses on the ideas of global community, technology, and journalism. The mural design references a motherboard or circuit board, evoking connectivity and the many parts that make up the whole. Highlighted in the composition are some of the drawings created by the students in the design phase of the project. Inside images of squares and circles, children are represented reading newspapers, writing/drawing, and reaching new heights. Imagery of organic plant life symbolizes abundance, growth, and harmony with the living environment in an urban landscape.

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Project Info

Location: 330 59th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220
Sunset Park

School-based Programs



PS 506

Lead Artist(s):
Crystal Bruno

Assistant Artist(s):
Clare Herron



45 fifth grade students at PS 506
Acrylic on Brick Wall

Dimensions: 9 x 70ft

Fun Facts

Question about the Mural
How many pencils do you see in the mural? What do they symbolize?
Fun Fact
Development of the methods used in modern printed circuit boards began early in the 20th century. Thomas Edison even experimented with chemical methods of plating conductors onto linen paper in 1904.
Before this project, the entrance to PS 506 was very dark and painted a flat dark brown. The mural brought new energy to the school that children, parents, and teachers can admire and enjoy daily.