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ART14B:  MURALS: PLANNING


Course Description

This course is intended for students that have completed ART 14, Introduction to Murals. The course builds on the skills and knowledge learned in that course in teaching students how to create and organize a community-based mural project. New elements learned in this course are: creating Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), building a mural project budget that includes supplies, director stipends, mural maintenance and conceptual design fees. Students will also learn how to facilitate small-group mural workshops within a community. PREREQUISITE: ART 14


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate organizational skills in preparing for a community mural project.
  • Students will research and identify a local community organization in need of a mural project.
  • Students will demonstrate effective group facilitation skills.
  • Students will create a mural conceptual design appropriate for the community organization they have researched.
  • Students will demonstrate the use of appropriate communication skills with the host community organization they are planning a mural for including a basic Memorandum of Understanding that includes projected timelines, budgets and the responsibilities of the host organization and the muralist.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mural design creation including conceptual designs, value studies and color studies.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in presenting their mural conceptual design and its various stages/studies to the host organization.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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