Smilezone murals serve as a source of empowerment and inspiration to the children. Just like Smilezones, no two murals are the same. In consultation with the facility staff, our artists create location unique scenes of inclusivity, wonder, and adventure, often tying in cultural and community elements of significance. Smilezone murals often depict characters of all abilities and backgrounds – embracing wheelchairs, braces, walkers and other medical equipment –while combining familiar,favourite stories with characters the kids can relate to.
Aside from the visual benefits of the murals, therapeutic goals are often incorporated into the art work. Painted basketballs on the wall can encourage children to achieve new personal therapy goals, “I-Spy” images promote focused play and beautiful flowers encourage children to work towards standing strong in therapy.
Aside from our gorgeous and fun murals, we add tools for the kids to express themselves through art such as easels, magnetic whiteboards and sometimes even chalkboard paint! We have created stages to inspire creative acting and play, musical instruments for music therapy and inspiring lyrics for positivity.