The Texas Children’s Hospital Mural Project
“I want people to be happy when they see my art.” -Ellie
Imagine children being welcomed by the fantastic creatures, places, and vibrant colors of their imaginations as they are dropped off for doctor appointments or treatment; a once daunting space transformed into a wonderland of dreams.
On Wednesday, October 14th, we began this exciting and rewarding new adventure at Texas Children’s Hospital, alongside our friends and partners from Eyeful Art Murals & Designs and Little Wonders Learning Center. Inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland, and by our “Once Upon a Door” collaboration with Little Wonders, we invited the children to describe and to create their own wonderlands. We gave each child a folded piece of watercolor paper with a tiny cut-out door, which they could open to reveal a small part of their world, or unfold to reveal the bigger picture.
Over the course of our creative workshops at Texas Children’s Hospital, we will collect these amazing drawings and ideas as inspiration in the creation of the final mural in Spring 2016. This is what we are passionate about at the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts — Making a difference in children’s lives!