The students at Charles H Hulse did a great job on our Peace, Love, Kindness mural funded through the Crime Prevention Ottawa Paint It Up grant.

Nancy Dean from Arts Express Ottawa worked with each student to get their input on our theme.

The mural artist Claudia Salguero took all these ideas and created a beautiful design. She then projected the design on to the panels so the students could trace all the images.

Then the students at Charles Hulse, with assistance from some awesome students from Ridgemont High School, painted each panel of the mural.

It was such an amazing process to watch – and so empowering. Claudia was explaining to the kids at one of the art sessions that life is like the mural – you can achieve any big idea you have by breaking it down into steps and starting line by line.