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VPAS 604 Studio Techniques in Mural Making for Educators

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Murals are painted, silkscreened, printed from the computer, mosaiced, laser cut on metal and attached to walls and more! In this course, teachers will be exposed to a range of mediums and techniques used in mural making. In order to develop imagery and understand the process, students will investigate case studies of murals that incorporate mosaic, printmaking and temporary wheat pastes, among other materials including photo/collage based, and printed and hand-drawn/painted. Through drawing, collage, photography, and printmaking, students will learn how these methods can all be used in creating a design. Additionally, students will learn basic Photoshop concepts, which will be used in designing their mural. Sample materials will be presented and discussed and students will be inspired by the range of mediums and possibilities! Students will learn ways of approaching a collaborative process in order to create a mural, as well as develop a smaller portrait mural that will give them the ability to simplify complex imagery with multiple values. Students in the course will design and use various techniques on and off the computer, project the design on parachute cloth, paint it, and install the mural.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.