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ART14A:  MURAL PAINTING


Course Description

Studio practice in the design, methods and materials of mural painting through the production of individual and collaborative murals. The course will also provide a historical survey of mural painting, from pre-historic cave painting to contemporary urban murals, with particular focus on the muralists of Mexico. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course was previously listed as ART 14.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and discuss, in written and oral form, historical and cultural styles of murals and how they relate to contemporary public art production.
  • Demonstrate effective workshop facilitation skills including lesson preparation and delivery to diverse populations.
  • Appraise and differentiate cultural and artistic elements of murals from eastern and Mesoamerican periods and apply them to contemporary mural production processes.
  • Demonstrate the elements of original design through creation of finished sketches for mural projects that demonstrate the Value and Color theories as they pertain to mural production.
  • Demonstrate creative thought, critical judgment and integrated ideas of design and composition.
  • Appraise their final mural projects, and critically analyze the design, composition, expressive content and impact, and stylistic and historical influences, if any.
  • Identify suitable mural location, considering weather, orientation and wall stability
  • Articulate verbally and in written reports, documented rationale for the sources, ideas and inspirations behind his/her mural designs.
  • Analyze and critique verbally and in written form his/her mural designs and the works of others in classroom critique sessions
  • Analyze and critique verbally and in written form his/her mural designs and the works of others in classroom critique sessions


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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