SATURDays 2 — 5PM
from January 12
to February 23
for 7 class sessions
+ Student Exhibit on March 2, 2019
2015 East Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78741
THE RISE OF MURAL ART
Intro to Mural Painting is dadageek’s first public art related course with a series of more planned for upcoming quarters. The possibilities of infusing murals with technology abound, from various high tech paints, autonomous, integrated LED lights for nighttime to Augmented Reality layers on the top of a physical mural. We are not just offering this course, however, for its potential to rethink murals, but also because public art itself requires new sensibilities and approaches to art making.
Intro to Mural Painting
Recent years saw a massive rise in interest in mural painting as one of the most versatile ways to transform our built environments. This course is an introduction to mural painting and installation of large scale 2D artwork. This is also a hands-on course. We will discuss various mural concepts, and approaches to public art and apply these concepts so we can intervene on an existing, two story wall near the classroom. We will paint both individual exercises and a collective mural. We will also take a stab at understanding our material and artistic limits, what to accomplish with paint, especially if you have not painted before, and cover logistics from how to scale up a drawing to what scaffolds to use. We will discuss the context of working on murals, its past and future. The course concludes in working as a team to complete a final large scale mural.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR
This course is for
those beginners who have wanted to try painting large scale on interior or exterior of buildings but are not sure where to start and for those more advanced muralists who have already created public works but would like to improve on their concepts and techniques.
This hands-on course is an introduction to mural painting and installation of large scale 2D artwork
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- hands-on, real-life experience painting a mural on dedicated wall(s)
- mural concepts and scaling up logistics are as much part of the course as painting itself.
- understanding your material and technical limits. Limits are good and there to be taken advantage of!
- final, large scale mural takes time and teaches us all to work together efficiently.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
No prior painting or mural painting experience is required
The course accommodates students of various exposure to practicing mural art.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
All materials listed are provided by dadageek
painting supply, scaffolding