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How to choose areas for your Wall Art

BLOG 12 OCT 2020

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You’ve decided to use Wall Art in your school to meet a particular goal or solve a problem. Now, the challenge is how to choose areas for your Wall Art that will help you maximise your available space, stick to budget and achieve your objectives.

Here we will look at some of the common reasons that schools choose Wall Art. And how we guide them through the process of choosing which areas of the school to transform.

Reduce teacher workload

So, you want to improve your visual learning environment but you don’t want to take up valuable teacher time?

Perhaps you’ve recently redecorated and removed your notice boards. Or you’re facing a full-time job keeping your learning environment looking fresh and your display boards up to date? Where your display boards once stood, are you faced with empty space and dull walls?

Wall Art can instantly create a positive and polished visual environment. Best of all, it’s zero maintenance. So it’s the perfect solution to freeing up teacher time.

Where to start:

This information will help us guide you to choose areas for your Wall Art that will have maximum impact, without any hard work for your teachers.

New builds and refurbished areas

New builds and newly refurbished schools usually have strict building regulations to follow. This can often mean that traditional display boards are not viable. In fact, you may have endless new corridors and spaces to fill – all high thoroughfare and equally important. So, how do you choose which ones to tackle first? You could think about banners or feature walls.

Chertsey wall art for secondary schools

Where to start:

Large areas of white walls can seem daunting but we can help you decide the best way to tackle them. You can always expand the scheme over time and not necessarily all in one go.

Breathe life into older buildings

Is yours an old school building, comprised of a hotchpotch of blocks built at different times?  If so, older buildings can bring charm, character, tradition and History. But, they often require a lot of maintenance and can even feel like a ‘poor relation’ compared with the new build school down the road.

Wall Art is the perfect solution to help with the maintenance of your older buildings and make your school stand out. You may not have long expanses of white walled corridors to fill, so feature walls could be the way to go. Finding a section that has fewer obstacles (for example windows and doors) and making a feature out if it can make a difficult space look so much better.

St Matthews school stairway wall art with vinyl window

Where to start:

Don’t forget that, though your building may be an eclectic mix of spaces, your outdoor areas are just as valuable for learning. So outdoor spaces could be an excellent place to start for a makeover.

Achieve your school objectives

Do you have a new initiative or an under-celebrated part of school life that needs promoting? Or are there any school improvement targets that your walls could help towards fulfilling?

Maybe you need to use a literacy themed mural on the walls of your library to encourage pupils to read for enjoyment? This could support your objective to promote reading. Or, perhaps you wish to designate a calm space or mindfulness area to support pupil well-being objectives? You might even have new values to embed within your school community.

The message you want to achieve and communicate can be the biggest factor in deciding which areas in your school lend themselves best to a Wall Art project.

Image of school corridor immersive wall art

Where to start:

Because all of our designs are bespoke, we can tailor your artwork to your unique needs and preferences. If you’re unsure of what design, purpose or area you wish to focus on, we can guide you through the decision-making process. To begin, we’ll visit your school and walk around to check out your available space and layout. Then we’ll ask about your school objectives and any particular challenges you’re facing. Once we have all the information, we’ll suggest ways of using Wall Art to achieve your goals and meet any needs.

Our next blog will explore how to choose a design focus or style for your Wall Art. We’ll concentrate on how to solve any problems you have with your space and achieve your school’s objectives through beautiful, bespoke Wall Art.

To arrange a free site visit or consultation, get in touch. You can also view more examples of our work in the Case Studies section of the website!

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