ART 2130: Mural Painting and Public Art
Summer I, Summer II, Fall, Spring,
$ USD 1010
This studio art course introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of large-scale painting, murals and public art. The course includes a practicum using large-scale media. Students will also experiment with early and contemporary techniques such as drawings, fresco, paints, aerosol and various industrial materials. Students will develop an understanding of the social roles of art and the impact of murals to communities, based on both historical and contemporary applications.
Students will learn to control scale, color, specific techniques and safety measures in public spaces. A Service Learning component will be incorporated, either by facilitating a workshop for children in a rural community or painting a collective mural on canvas to be later donated to a community. A fine arts background will help students grasp the complexity of the final project; however, no previous painting experience is required.
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