Jan 12, 2019 | 2:00 PM | Saturday

Sat Jan 12, 2:00 PM - Sat Jan 12, 5:00 PM

2015 East Riverside Dr

Building 7BA, Austin, TX 78741

Community: Austin



Intro to Mural Painting is dadageek’s first public art related course with a series of more planned for upcoming quarters.

Event Details

Intro to Mural Painting
January 12 - February 23, 2019
Saturdays, 2 pm - 5 pm
7 class sessions + open house exhibit March 2, 2019

$300 class fee + $50 material fee

The possibilities of infusing murals with technology abound, from various high tech paints, autonomous, integrated lights for the nighttime view to Augmented Reality layers on the top of a physical mural. We are offering this course for its potential to rethink murals, and also because public art itself requires new sensibilities and approaches to art-making.

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.

This 7-week course will focus on guiding each student in developing their own concepts through hands-on workshopping and in-class experimentation until the last 3 weeks when we collaborate on a large scale piece.

The class ends with a finished mural for the dadageek showcase on March 2, 2019

Students who successfully complete this course will:

have hands-on, real-life experience painting a mural on designated wall(s)
increase your awareness that mural concepts and scaling up logistics are as much part of murals as painting itself.
understand better your material and technical limits. Limits are good and there to be taken advantage of!
work together with others on our final, large-scale mural that takes time and dedication.

No prior painting experience is necessary


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