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School Mural Workshop

Objectives to a Mural Workshop:

  • Students learn a creative process to plan a mural design
  • Students get hands-on experience in painting the mural

NOTE: The overall mural design will be my responsibility though students’ input will be considered and common themes will be used, that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone’s ideas will be presented.

It’s important that the mural will be something that can be enjoyed for years to come and the aesthetics have been well considered.

Steps to Having a Mural Workshop

There are a few things we need to discuss for having a mural workshop. As each school’s requirements are different I am able to customise around those needs.

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 process (they learn the skills to create their own mural design) and hands-on painting of the mural. It is normal that I continue to work on the walls until it is completed due to the size of the wall.

So a few things we need to know and cover so we can start to plan the mural workshop:

  1. How many students participate
  2. A wall for the mural (need to send me a photo) and measurements
  3. Establishing a fee for the mural workshop
  4. Gathering student input for the mural
  5. Myself being the lead designer of the mural
  6. Setting dates for running the mural workshop

Mural Design Process

The mural design process is that I will be the lead designer for the mural.

I can also use selected items from the student’s input from the worksheets below.

I would then 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 by painting the mural. The size of the wall will also dictate how many students can work on the mural in a session.

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Working with students from Batemans Bay Highschool at a mural workshop

I work with the students and normally at the end of the workshop, I continue working on the mural tidying up bits and pieces 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 review the questions in the mural workshop.

Mural Workshop

  • What feelings are we trying to evoke with the mural?
  • Based on your response to those 3 questions
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB.
  • How would you start to add the objects from above to a full mural as a rough sketch?
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 3 MB, Max. files: 5.

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