The New York High School of Art & Design, in partnership with School Specialty, recently gave an artful—and well-needed—makeover to the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
It all began when hospital employees noted their dreary hallways could use a serious pick me up. A resourceful nurse approached several New York City schools for help creating something colorful for the hallways. The teachers and students at the New York High School of Art & Design were happy to help, and approached School Specialty for the art supplies they needed for the project. We were happy to oblige!
The art students got busy, creating and submitting paintings ranging from whimsical to classical. A selection committee narrowed down the many art submissions and chose the final pieces to adorn the hospital. An opening reception celebrated the newly-decorated hospital and student artists who created the art. The hospital employees and young patients love the art! The “Pigs at a Party” artwork is a patient favorite—nurses and children stop to sing the pigs “Happy Birthday” as they travel to and from the various exam rooms.
We’re thrilled to share the images below and proud to announce that, after the incredible success of the initial program, we’ll be providing even more art supplies for their next artful venture: a cartoon strip comic book wall.
Is there a place that could use a pick me up somewhere near you? Could your students help by creating art that would brighten someone’s day? Take a tour of your town and see if there’s a way your students can make a difference, too.