Using Collaborative Public Murals as an effective way to motivate students to learn visual art techniques!
Through the process, students explore educational themes and become empowered participants by elevating the vibrancy of their community and making a visible impact on their environment. While developing mural content and artistic form, students build tangible skills in collaboration and decision making. Additionally, they practice strategic thinking while figuring out how to visually present their collective ideas and cooperate with their peers while creating a large-scale project.
- Eating Healthy Through Art with block long Big Fish Mural
- Redefining a Schoolyard with City Year at McMichaels
- Building Classrooms Through Art at Cornelia’s Neighbors
- Our Tallest Mural Bridging Communities KenCrest
- Transforming School Hallways Through Art with Mantua Family Center
- Integrating Core Subjects Through Art at Southwark House
- Building A Playground Through Art at Southwest Family Center
- Restoring Lemon Street Park and West Poplar Playground
- Grays Ferry Lot Transformed into Peace Park
- Memorials Through Mural Restoration
- Teaching Teens through Art with Build with Books
To complete murals, we often host community paint days and invite the local community to join us. At these events we welcome individual volunteers who want to share their skills and help Art Sphere reach underserved children through art. We also welcome volunteer groups who want to spend a few hours with us helping transform communities by revitalizing public spaces. It’s fun, easy, and a great way to participate in our programs!
“The need to achieve consensus amongst the diverse opinions of the community was a key element in the design symbolized by the bridge. This resulted in both a physical mural and a new outlook in the community embracing pride and creative spirit.”
– muralist, Kristin Groenveld