MUSEUM SCHOOL // BANKERS HILL
Welcome to St. Paul’s Park! This mural was painted by The Museum School 1st grade class of 2022. Led by artists Chloe Moya and Isabel Halpern, this piece serves to welcome all to a colorful, bright, and joyful playground. The 1st grade students played a direct role in helping design this mural by sharing their words, drawings, and ideas. Not only did they help inspire the design, but they also helped paint the entire wall! The themes present in this design touch on sharing, collaboration, creativity, kindness, growth, and togetherness. Different hands can be seen across the wall- all engaged in various activities that further enhance these themes: growing a flower, holding hands in trust, making friends with a bird, and creating a drawing on paper. Every flower on this wall is the exact drawing from a 1st grade student and large, joyful, and colorful shapes make up the background.
As a legacy gift to their whole school community, the 1st grade artists painted this mural with excitement, care, and compassion. It serves as a big representation of a true neighborhood collaboration. St. Paul’s Senior Services offered the wall, The Museum School students helped paint it, and ArtReach brought it all together with design and project leadership. It reminds us of the importance of friendship and collaboration- that beautiful friendships grow out of helping and listening to each other.