Project Description

This class students how to design an image for a community mural or interior space, focusing on composition and environmental context. Together, they will learn how to research and apply historical and cultural context in design. Then, students will enlarge an image using the grid technique and paint a design on a large canvas or wall.

Final Product

Students will create a long-lasting mural in or near their school or a large canvas which can be moved.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand how murals can illustrate cultural and historical values of a certain place.
  • Students will be able to size up images using the grid technique in order to transfer their designs to any larger canvas or surface.
  • Students will understand how teamwork lends opportunity and connection in large scale artwork.

Suggested Grades

K-12th grade

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1 hour per classroom plus extra hours of design and painting time for permanent murals
  • Materials: $400 per classroom
  • Travel from Oakridge

Why I teach:

“I want to create an avenue for students to explore ideas with freedom while helping guide them toward success. Uninhibited imagination can surprise us with results not yet discovered. I never think there is one way to achieve something. Art is a practice of creative problem solving and fun—what better way to grow and learn?” – Barbara Counsil

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