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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 PRO 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!
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
A. Develops instruction that incorporates historical and contemporary artwork
B. Develops instruction that incorporates artwork from a variety of cultures, communities, times, and places
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education
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 and PRO Facilitator
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.