RLML Crowdsourced Art Program
We know how hard our med students work - and we wanted to give our students a study break! The librarians recognize the value of the library’s educational resources – but also wanted to use our space to emphasize the importance of work-life balance. We now offer study break projects. Puzzles and canvases are always available on the second floor of the library, in the space that is accessible 24/7.
Students are provided acrylic paint markers and a canvas – with an image of something to be colored – imagine a crowdsourced paint-by-number. Check out the process below.
A simple study revealed that students generally spend 10-15 minutes painting/coloring, usually late at night. Students ask that the project continue, and offer future painting ideas.
This is some of the art that has been created so far in 2015.
Future slated projects: Human skull, human heart, sailboats, school of fish, abstract pieces, Dia de Los Muertos skulls (Day of the Dead/Sugar Skulls)
The crowdsourced art program is a unique program for any school of medicine. Finished canvases are framed & donated to appropriate IUSM departments. Have a painting idea? Want to see if your department can display a certain piece? Contact the program coordinator, Kacy Allgood, at firstname.lastname@example.org.