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Students at McKinley Elementary in Joplin created a student-designed mural together during 4 weeks of curriculum. This mural is now displayed in the school and a larger mural will be on display in the Joplin community shortly. Stay tuned for this reveal!View More Murals
Students at John Tyson Elementary worked together to create a student-inspired mural from all of their creative ideas. We spent 4 weeks together deciding on the colors, ideas, theme and images we wanted to see represented. Then artist Claire Clark took all the ideas and combined them into this piece of art!
This mural is on display at the local Walmart Supercenter in Springdale, AR and a smaller version of the mural is in the school.
This mural was revealed on May 16th in Downtown Bentonville at the Walmart Neighborhood Market! We are thrilled that the students have the opportunity to see their artwork on display publicly- and so close to their school. Students chose the theme of Healthy and Safety along with the color scheme of Bold Brights. Each of these drawings is by a child at R.E. Baker.
There's also a smaller version of this mural inside the school so students can see it every day.
Students at Steadley Elementary spent 4 weeks together working collaboratively to develop a student-designed mural to don their school walls. This mural was revealed in May 2017 with plenty of joy and celebration! This mural is displayed in the school and is filled with drawings by the students.View More Murals
Check out our newest Art Feeds mural at St Ann's Catholic School! The colors, Dreams and Perseverance theme and drawings are all from the minds of the students. The quote was chosen by the school staff.
Now it's on display on the front of the school for all to enjoy.
This mural is installed on the exterior of the school building. Stop by and see it at 1156 Grand Ave in Carthage!View More Murals
Asbell Elementary is home to 450 unique and creative students. We partnered with this school during the school day and produced a student designed mural in 4 weeks of programming. The Asbell staff and students were great to work with and their artwork shows off the innovative space the staff creates for students.
This mural can be found on the deck of Puritan Brew Company on Dickson Street in Fayetteville: 205 W Dickson St.
Thanks to Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream Fund for sponsoring this mural!View More Murals
Parson Hills Elementary in Springdale, AR is a diverse school with strong community values. During the Fall of 2015, we partnered with this school to produce a student designed mural that is now on display for all to see in Downtown Springdale at Shiloh Square! Thanks to our sponsors who made this process possible: the Sharon and Jerry Berkstesser Fund, Bourne Logistics Management, Aaron and Janelle Douglas, John and Libby Walsh, The Norton and Backus families, Brittany Berry and Amy Eichler. This mural was created in partnership with Parson Hills Elementary School, First Security Bank in Downtown Springdale and The EAST Initiative at Helen Tyson Middle School.
The EAST Initiative at Helen Tyson Middle School partnered with us to document each step of the design process with these elementary schoolers. They not only blogged each week's process, they also created videos for each step of the process! Click below to see all the resources they created to showcase these children in their own community.
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Revealed in Spring 2016 in Carthage, MO, this mural is the 4th Art Feeds mural on display in Carthage schools representing the little creatives that designed it. This mural is inspired by the theme Learning Growing and every drawing was completed by the students in this school!View More Murals
Pleasant Valley Elementary is full of creatives with great ideas. During the Spring 2016 semester, the Art Feeds Carthage team invested in these students for 4 weeks and the children designed all aspects of this mural- from the theme, to the color scheme, to the actual drawings in the final design! You can see all kinds of ties to Carthage through their artwork that's now on display in their school.View More Murals
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." This was the first mural we've produced where the school has requested that we translate the quote into another language so more of their school family can enjoy it. Great thought, Mark Twain Elementary!
This mural development took place with the K-5 students at Mark Twain Elementary over 4 weeks in the fall of 2015. The students chose the theme, the color palette and even drew the designs featured in the full image! The design process was in their hands and we love what they came up with. A huge thank you to our mural sponsors, the K.D. and M.L. Steadley Trust!View More Murals
When we approached the school district with the option of producing a mural inspired or designed by students, the principals were extremely supportive and Central was chosen to be the recipient. After 4 weeks of mural curriculum, students were surprised with a reveal on the front of their school building!
Through 4 weeks of mural development with Central students, we were able to get to know some personalities and engage students in a way they hadn't experienced before. 4 Neosho community members served as Art Feeds educators to help students express their ideas and to cultivate strong imagination during this process. We started with a storytelling web which helps students verbally express their imaginative ideas within the classroom. Next, we helped students decide on themes and colors as classes and as a school. Following, we built upon storytelling and our themes to draw out the images we wanted to see on the mural itself. And finally, we celebrated by creating Paintbrush Buddies! We sent the content to an artist and graphic designer for production and printing, then...
During the last week of school, we revealed the big mural with giant cheers on the front entry to the school for all to see. One teacher even wrote a poem about the experience:
Being creative and expressing yourself
Is making something great and putting it on your shelf.
Being proud of what you make whether it is good or bad,
Should leave you with a sense of feeling glad.
Hold your head high and wear a smile,
Creativity is now your style.
I know my poems can be a bit cheesy
But at least art is a little more easy peasy!
Thank you Art Feeds for showing us a way
To express our self anytime of the day!
Thanks to our sponsors who made this process possible: Neosho Arts Council, Bourne Logistics Management, Sensations Performance Studio, Mitchell's Downtown Drug Store, Solomon's Dance Studio, Ken and Karen Puckett, Randy and Pam Cope, Sara Chaney, Kelly & Compton, John Mills Fine Art and Griffith Motor Company.View More Murals
At West Central Elementary, the students worked as a collective team over 4 weeks to created a student inspired mural. A team of Art Feeds Joplin educators lead the students through the entire brain storming process, where the students decided on the theme + color scheme in addtion to drawing hundreds of images they wanted to see in the mural. The students chose the theme Dreams + Perseverance. After the 4 weeks, the images were sent to one of our artists, Sam Matthews. Sam spent over 40 hours piecing the images together to make one giant piece of art. After, Sam sent her drawings to our graphic designer, Abby Spillane. Abby also spent over 40 hours perfected this piece of art.
This mural would not be possible without our sponsor, Anne Sharp!View More Murals
This mural project is our first collaboration with Upstream Art based out of Division of Agriculture at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. This unique and engaging educational program utilizes art to communicate the function and importance of storm drains and we're honored to be a part of this collaboration. For one afternoon, an Upstream Art representative and the Art Feeds team hosted a workshop for 4th and 5th graders at Parson Hills Elemetnary that focused on the environmental importance of storm drains and also engaged students to develop ideas as to how to decorate their very own storm drain at The Jones Center! After this 2 hours workshop, the Art Feeds team took the ideas and drafts to the concrete and painted the story inspired by the students' imaginations.
A few weeks later, we revealed this mural with these same students. May were excited about the location because their friends and families frequent the Jones Center and now their ideas will be public for all to see- plus, they can now be a beacon of education about the environmental issues surrounding this area!View More Murals
Through a 4 week mural curriculum, Art Feeds educators helped develop the makings of a beautiful mural designed by the little artists that make up Fairview Elementary. During week one, we created a storytelling web with every student and discussed Community Art. The following week, we discussed our theme and color scheme. (Fairview chose Learning and Growing and a pastel color scheme). Week three involved drawing the images they actually wanted to see displayed on their mural. Finally, we created Paintbrush Buddies together to make a souvenir from the experience.
Our mural reveal was such a hit! Our generous sponsors the KD and ML Steadley Trust made this process possible and we loved that we could honor them at the event. The students cheered and each got an up-close look at the mural before heading back to class.View More Murals
The students of Jefferson Elementary collectively voted on Dreams + Perserverance as there mural theme. We can't think of two better words to describe the students and faculty of this school. Over four weeks, the students were lead through our Mural Cirriculum. Every student was a part of the entire brainstorming process. They chose the theme, inspirired the characters and buildings, and even voted on a color palette. After the students dreamt all of the ideas, an artist and granphic designer (Sam Matthews and Abby Spillane) put in an additional 100+ hours of work to perfect this piece of art.
This student inspired mural features a donut building, inspiration balloon booth, a rock concert, and an astronaut riding a paint brush.
This mural would not be possible without the geneousity of Anne Sharp, who sponsored it.
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Eastmorland is a beautiful example of our student inspired murals. The students were lead by our educators through the entire brainstorming process. As a team, they decided on a theme (or themes in this case) and began to brainstorm whimsical images that fit their theme. We then turned over hundreds of sticky notes filled with our students' images to one of our amazing mural artists– Samantha Matthews. She took the students' ideas and created a one-of-a-kind mural. This mural features everything from: a friendship fun house to a globe shaped ferris wheel to a weightlifter balancing a bar of ice cream and donuts.
The themes of the mural were Dreams and Perseverance + Friendship and Unity. The student body tied in a vote over the two themes which resulted in a split mural. Which worked perfect with the split location that was previously chosen!
We want to extend a special thank you to our Eastmorland mural sponsors, CoCo's, Anne Sharp, and Lauren Langland, and our generous volunteers who implemented this mural.
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In this student designed mural, the students at Soaring Heights Elementary collectively created to the theme, Friendship + Unity. The result was a beautiful portrayal of the Joplin community. The artists featured local buildings, landmarks, and dozens of friends holding hands.
With the student design mural process, the students first choose a theme. After the theme is chosen, the little artists begin to brainstorm. After we have collected hundreds of hand-drawn ideas, we scan them in on the computer and a graphic designer works to combine them.
Bear hugs to all those who helped make this mural possible!View More Murals
Joplin is made up of such a wide range of individuals. This mural was pitched a For the Love of Cities workshop & selected as the community's choice as a love letter to Joplin. The rest of the funding was crowdfunded from Joplin businesses and individuals while Kevin Deems Photography photographed hundreds of people who love Joplin as we do. Each individual is holding a sign saying "I Am ____" with an original description of what they contribute to the community.
Location: 6th & Main St. JoplinView More Murals
Missouri Baptist Children's Home is a non-profit organization providing resources to children in foster care. This mural was sponsored to provide a cheery, bright space for children to feel safe when arriving at MBCH. During a 2 hour workshop with the Art Feeds staff, children served by MBCH workshopped ideas of what inspires them. From tooth fairies to lollipop hills, hot air balloons to tiny cities, their imaginations were on fire and it shows through their great ideas.View More Murals
There are few places more inspiring than courtyards designed for learning. This mural was a labor of love for the students who attend Jefferson Elementary. When we were approached with ideas for helping spruce up this outdoor classroom, we couldn't wait to bust out the paint. Generous sponsors from the community made it possible for us to dream, create and paint this mural for Jefferson students during Summer 2013 with the HUGE help of Jordan Murdock, designer and muralist.View More Murals
The mural at Columbia Elementary is extra special to us- it's the first mural we've ever developed with our Mural Curriculum! This means students were involved in every part of development of ideas of this work of art! From color scheme, to subject, to actual drawings, every decision in terms of this mural was drawn from the children's ideas and inspiration. Painted by community volunteers and designed by the Art Feeds team, this mural sits in the hallway directly across from the office so every students walks by it daily.View More Murals
Art Feeds programs reached Irving Elementary within months of the Joplin tornado in May 2011. Because the school building had been destroyed, the Art Feeds Joplin team taught programs out of a spare space in a FEMA trailer at the temporary facility. After 2 1/2 years, the Irving community combined with another school community (Emerson) at a beautiful, spacious new building rebuilt just for these students! During Spring 2014, we spent 4 weeks developing theme, color scheme and designs for a mural in their school. They chose the theme Dreams and Perseverance and we couldn't be more pleased with the imagery that flowed with this. We took their drawings, scanned, composed & painted them to produce this unique 9'x12' mural that showcased in the brand new building.View More Murals
As one of our first murals, the Cecil Floyd border mural was not created with our mural cirriculum. However, we collected hundreds of drawings from the student body and pieced them together to create this mural. Over one hundred volunteers hand painted this beautiful border over the course of a week. When the students from Cecil Floyd returned from their Spring Break, they were greeted with their very own drawn images painted on the walls. Check out the video for the full experience.View More Murals
After the May 22, 2011 tornado, several schools moved to temporary facilities before they could be rebuilt. At one of these spaces, Washington, the Irving community moved into for a couple years. During this time, Art Feeds launched programs, hosted several workshops & painted a mural along a city block with Irving students.View More Murals