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Why Mural Painting in Art Curriculum?
Murals as Art Advocacy 6:48
Natural Progression of Skills in Mural Painting 3:28
Murals Enrich the Community 3:34
Materials and Organization
Brushes and Paints to Use for Murals 8:16
Miscellaneous Tools and Supplies 7:09
Beginning the Mural Making Processes
Brainstorming Content and Imagery 3:30
Drafting the Composition 8:54
Prepping the Paint
Calculating Color Needs 13:01
Mixing and Labeling Colors 7:42
Grid Transfer Methods 4:58
Using an LCD Projector 1:29
Paint Order of Operations 2:12
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
4 PD Hours
1 Discover ways to initiate students in complex leadership skill opportunities through mural painting.
2 Learn how to promote critical thinking about composition and theme as well as integrate academic content across disciplines.
3 Immediately integrate technical mural painting methods and techniques into your curriculum.
Mural painting, as a process and product, is the pinnacle of skills and content in the realm of artmaking. In this Learning Pack, discover the best strategies for introducing technical skills through accuracy in drawing, transferring imagery in large-scale proportion, color theory knowledge, paint mixing abilities, as well as paint application. Set your students up to take their large-scale artmaking to a new heights!
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
High School Art Teacher
Matt Christenson is a high school visual arts and mural design teacher in San Francisco, CA who strives to cultivate maximum creative potential in all students.