Program Description
Explore issues of social and environmental justice through mural-painting with spray paint as well as other brush paints and primers. Learn rattle-can basics such as working on a large scale, color blending, and can control, as well as the history of mural painting as an important tool for addressing socio-political issues in our community, country, and world.

Final Product
Students will create a large-scale mural.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn to work as a team to create a collaborative art piece.
  • Students will identify justice issues that they feel are important to address.
  • Students will learn how to use spray paint effectively, focusing on technique and safety.
  • Students will learn the history of mural painting.
  • Students will learn how artists can contribute to their society beyond the realm of aesthetics.

Suggested Grades

  • Best suited for 9th-12th grades.
  • Can be modified for 6th-8th grades.

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1.5 hours per classroom
  • Materials: $100-$500 per mural, depending on scale
  • Travel from Eugene