Steps to Having a Mural Workshop
There are a few things we need to discuss for having a mural workshop. As each school requirements are different I am able to customise around those needs while also giving guidelines of what to expect.
Most schools will have a wall (can be inside or outside) or a number of walls that require a mural. Students participate in the design and painting of the mural. It is normal that I continue to work on the walls until it is completed due to the size of a wall.
So a few things we need to know and cover so we can start to plan the mural workshop:
- How many students to participate
- A wall for the mural (need to send me a photo) and measurements
- Establishing a fee for the mural workshop
- Gathering student input for the mural
- Having a lead designer of the mural
- Setting dates for running the mural workshop
How I normally run a workshop is that once a fee for the mural workshop has been agreed on we would then look at dates for the workshop.
I would then have the students participate in the below murals worksheet exercise, depending upon your school location this can be done online with a teacher by watching the video below or I will do this in person.
What I recommend is that I will be the lead designer for the mural but use the student’s input from the worksheets. I would present a design concept for the students and teachers to review.
Once the design is good to go we then look at how we are going to structure the students with painting the mural. The size of the wall will also dictate how many students can work on the mural in a session.
I work with the students and normally at the end of the workshop I continue working on the wall tidying up bits and pieces and in most cases continuing on to complete the mural painting.
I provide the paints and other materials to run the workshop. During the workshops, it is asked that students wear clothes that might get paint on them, more than likely they do.
A Guide to the Mural Workshop Sheet
You can either use the online form below (read the form to see the part about uploading your sketches) or you can download the Mural Workshop Sheet as a pdf file and email it to me.
At the very bottom of the page is a place you can ask questions too.
A Brief Talk on Filling out the Worksheet
In this video, I will go over the questions in the mural workshop.