Laguna Beach High School students picked up spray paint cans and brushes April 28, finishing off the neon-infused, animated mural they added to the school in three days.
Hurley Director of Art Jason Maloney has been supervising the project.
Maloney is known for his offbeat drawings of animal characters such as Tippsy the elephant and Coily the snake. His works have been showcased all over the world, appearing on skateboards, murals and paintings.
However, he took a hands-off approach, adding his expertise when needed, letting the kids dictate the design.
"I like to see the light bulb come on when they see it come to life," he said. "You kind of lose your breath."
Principal Don Austin said Hurley and Laguna Beach High have formed a special relationship, working on different art projects, such as a mural in the school's gym and a mixed-media piece on a cultural exchange they did with a Mississippi high school.