Rawlings Elementary School Murals

With support from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Arts in Medicine recently created a mural with a health and wellness focus at Rawlings Elementary School. Artist in Residence Sarah Hinds engaged the students at Rawlings in the project from conception to completion.

The process began with Sarah leading the students through brainstorming ideas to illustrate a physically active community. Sarah synthesized their ideas, and then the students painted the design they helped inspire. At the mural’s unveiling, students shared how much they had learned about both physical fitness and art.

“These kids had so many good ideas. The chalkboard in their classroom could barely hold them all. But the best part of the process was seeing the children’s pride and ownership at the results of their hard work.” -Sarah Hinds, Artist in Residence

Special thanks to Rawlings Elementary, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and all the volunteers who helped with this special project.

Click the images below for a glimpse at the mural painting process at Rawlings Elementary.

AIM staff and volunteers pose with the finished murals before they are revealed.
Revealing the murals to the students.
The finished pieces!
Rawlings student adding details to an alligator.
Rawlings student adding layers to the background of the second mural piece.
Rawlings student adding details.