Program Description
Explore issues of social and environmental justice through mural painting with spray paint. 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

  • Minimum/recommended # of visits + time per visit (est. cost per classroom): Minimum of 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours (est. cost per classroom/hours of instruction)
  • Materials (est. cost per student/project): Depends on scale of project
  • Travel (from Eugene)