Art in the Campus: The Sprott Shaw Mural


Have you seen the Sprott Shaw Mural at your local campus?

In case you haven’t noticed yet, our campuses are brightening their walls with a new mural! (Plus, it’s brimming with feature designs so you can even play I Spy with it and search for a bell, laptop, or stethoscope!)

blue Sprott Shaw Mural

The Sprott Shaw Mural: From Conception to Creation

At a quick glance, the entirety of the Sprott Shaw Mural – from the colours, to the design, to the distinct details – all encompass what Sprott Shaw College is about. As a singular art piece, the mural features and represents all of the elements that constitute what it means to be part of the Sprott Shaw family.

In the mural, you can find references to Sprott Shaw elements like ringing the bell, the practical nursing and early childhood education programs, small class sizes, lifetime job placement assistance, course refreshers, and much, much more! How many things can you spot?

When tasked with the project, Marco Vinicio, immediately knew what he wanted to create and bring to life. When conceptualizing the mural, he aspired to spawn a concept that, at a wide glance, could tell the deep-rooted history and story of Sprott Shaw – and that included everything from the inception in 1903, to the 130+ programs offered, to the distinct Sprott Shaw Advantages, and more. In addition to the history and story, Marco wanted to also incorporate intricate features that would draw attention to and reflect on Sprott Shaw’s commitment to both its students and the community. With an understanding of the commitment to hands-on education Sprott Shaw fosters, Marco introduced an artistic aspect to that ideology by executing the project with hand-drawn characteristics.

About the Artist: Marco Vinicio

As a young child, Marco Vinicio realized his spirited passion and appreciation for arts and design, and grew up to fulfill that passion.

Today, Marco is a graphic artist and director of animated films who has worked with an abundance of clients worldwide and has even lectured at festivals like OFFF Barcelona and OFFF Mexico. Throughout the years, Marco’s work has been globally featured and published at exhibitions and events like Pictoplasma Festival, Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, Musée d´Art Contemporain du Val de Marne, IdN Magazine, Gestalten, the Type Directors Club in New York City, and The International Poster Biennial in Mexico City.

At the present moment, Marco is the Director and Founder of Estudio Medellin, an independent workspace for young creatives where he spends most of his time teaching, designing, and animating independent projects.

Make sure you stop by your local campus to snap a #instaworthy picture with the one and only Sprott Shaw Mural. (Pssst, the mural is also up at the Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station if you want to see a really, really big version for the ‘gram).  

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