Residents and staff at Woodland Court, our Supported Living Service in Surrey, recently completed a mural to brighten up the environment.
The idea arose within their weekly residents meetings of a mural being painted and for it to appear at the entrance of the service.
An artistic resident, Heather, alongside Bernie, our Senior Support Worker, came up with the concept of painting a rainbow, as a bright, happy and inclusive artwork featuring flowers and butterflies. Another resident, Lucy, then found a lovely picture for inspiration and brought it to the residents meeting where everyone agreed that this was what the mural should be.
Bernie was then tasked to book people in small groups to start the artwork, which commenced with an outline drawing, and then painting. Over the next few weeks most of the residents and staff got involved, all helping to paint aspects of the wall. Everyone fully enjoyed seeing it come together and it provided lots of conversation and activity.
The photos show the process of the residents and staff creating the mural from beginning to end. They now have a fabulous co-produced piece of entrance artwork that really brightens the building.