Art and health care – some may say those two things don’t go together. We agree! They don’t go together as well as say, peanut butter and jelly. But, we CAN make connections between the two.
Art is everywhere and in everything, including many job fields. This is what Ms. Meredith of Prairieland Elementary School is teaching her 5th grade art students: the connection between art and many different career paths.
Recently Ms. Meredith tasked her students with choosing a logo from a local business and re-designing it. The point of the project was to show art isn’t just oil paintings and sculptures; art is everywhere. Graphic design (such as logo creation) is art!
Luckily for us, many students chose OSF St. Joseph Medical Center for the project! From minor tweaks to complete revamps, we were supplied with the students’ new logo designs and the meanings behind them.
We enjoyed these submissions so much we’ve decided to share them here on our blog! Below are a few of the students’ creations and their (super cute) justifications.
“I think that it should be changed like this because you need a cross for St. Joseph and for miracles, and personally I like the OSF on the cross. And on the near top there’s a first aid symbol for the hospital part.”
“I think that you should change it because the picture is easier to see. The book with the words on it is kind of like the Bible. It shows all of your patients that God is protecting them.”
“I think you should expand the cross to show the care of God and the care of your patients at your hospital.”
It was wonderful to be able to help these grade-schoolers make connections between art and different career paths. We enjoyed their creations so much, we asked them to take a field trip to OSF St. Joseph to learn more about us!
For more information on the visit by Prairieland Elementary School students, click here.