Feb 10, 2021 | 6:00pm–8:00pm EDT Past Event

Community Mural Training Program Webinar Series

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Lead by artist David McShane, the Community Mural Training Program is ideal for community-based artists looking to go public with paint, or for muralists and other public artists looking to learn how to work with communities while sharpening their mural production methods.


Three Part Series:

The annual Muralist Training Program is designed for local artists who are representative of the diverse communities of Philadelphia and are interested in adapting their skills to public community-based mural making. Because of the national COVID-19 health crisis, our normal class schedule and format has been adapted to a safer and more accessible webinar series. The program will be offered as a three-part series of two-hour long webinars.


Wednesday, February 10

Overview of the Community Mural Process, Pointers on How to Get Commissioned, and Important Things to Know About Contracts and Agreements

Includes a brief world history of murals, a brief history of Mural Arts Philadelphia, and a brief overview of our Community Mural process, followed by how mural projects get initiated, how artists are selected, and important information about contracts and letters of agreement.


Wednesday, February 17

Community Engagement for Community Mural Projects Includes organizing and planning community engagement for all phases of the project: introducing the project, generating mural themes and subjects, generating design content, mural production, and celebrating the finished project.


Wednesday, February 24

Technical Aspects of Creating a Mural

Includes useful information about wall selection, logistical planning, wall preparation and priming, mural painting and production (direct painting and cloth method), sealing, signage and credits, lists of supplies needed for each step, plus some factors to consider when budgeting mural projects.


Sessions will be held online using the Zoom platform. Participants will receive a detailed curriculum including login information prior to each session.

The fee for this webinar series is $75. Please contact Amy Johnston at amy.johnston@muralarts.org if this fee poses a financial hardship.

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