Collaborative murals begin with a group of people– regardless of age, race, culture, social status–who have a message they want to communicate. It can be done inside or outside. It is a way for people to serve and better the place they are a part of. It is also a way for them to gain self-worth and to feel valued by those they are among. The concepts and the ideas represented in the final mural come from the group through a process of brainstorming, critical thinking, sketching, design, and group discussion.
Redemption Art has done these murals with schools, camps, churches, in Haiti, in Africa, and in Belgium thus far. You can see a community mural done with a non-profit called Redemption Stories by clicking here.