Mural Painting

The first session will entail a brief history of murals, and the power that they have both socially and visually in a city like Baltimore. We will emphasize the usage of symbols, specific imagery, and hierarchy of text to come up with a cohesive image that is both powerful and uplifting,

Location
Maryland Institute College of Art
Instructor
Juansebastian Serrano
Sessions
 
 

This course will be divided into three sessions, with the goal of finalizing a mural on Parachute Cloth and adhering it to a property owned by the Ark Church of Baltimore. The first session will entail a brief history of murals, and the power that they have both socially and visually in a city like Baltimore. We will emphasize the usage of symbols, specific imagery, and hierarchy of text to come up with a cohesive image that is both powerful and uplifting, as well as in line with the vision and parameters of the Ark Church who are allowing us to use a wall for this project. Mid way through this first course, we will transition into finding out what the students would like to see on this mural, and from there we will individually draw what we would like to put into the mural. From there Sam, Renz, and Juansebastian will create a Pastiche of all of the ideas we pick up from this session and lay it out on the parachute cloth for the Second and Third Sessions. The Second and Third course will entail hands on drawing and painting of the Pastiched design, and making it a seamless process similar to painting by color, so we can abide to the 3 course timeline.