Art Feeds believes all children are curious, imaginative, innovative, creative and our greatest resource.–artfeeds.org
This year we have been fortunate to print several large format projects for Art Feeds, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves an inspiring mission. Founded in 2009 by Meg Bourne, Art Feeds provides a variety of therapeutic art and creative education programs to children. They work within schools and community centers using art and the creative process as a way to encourage, inspire, and empower kids from all walks of life. In the decade since their founding, they have reached over 50,000 children in over 100 communities with their art programs!
We specialize in pre-school to elementary aged children with lessons meant to fuel expression, creativity, inspiration and problem solving in education. We use all forms of art – dancing, painting, drawing, sculpting, music, storytelling and more. Each lesson is designed for […] mental and emotional wellness and to grow creativity and innovation. Our motivation is the success of children in education and overall personal development. Our curriculum is proven to reduce fear, stress and anxiety, and increase creative problem-solving skills […] Also – it’s just fun!– artfeeds.org
Art Feeds Murals
One of the many programs that Art Feeds offers is focused around guiding a group of children through the process of imagining and designing a community art piece. They work with the kids to come up with the theme and design for these large-scale murals, translating the childrens’ artwork into professional quality designs. Once the art is complete, the murals are printed and installed in schools and community centers where the young artists can see their artwork inspire others for years to come.
The Printing Process
Printing large format murals is challenging, but it’s one of our specialties! Depending on the project and its final location, we print on Chromaluxe Masonite, Aluminum, or Exterior Aluminum. Aluminum presents a unique challenge because it expands and contracts under the heat of the sublimation process. In order to get clean seams between the individual panels of a large mural, we have to carefully account for that expansion and contraction throughout the printing process. From cropping individual panels out of the master image with the appropriate amount of bleed, to carefully wrapping each panel to precise specifications during the printing process, it all comes down to our attention to the details.
For more information about Art Feeds, the programs they offer, and how you can get involved, check out their website: ArtFeeds.org