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ART 158 - Mural Design

5 Credits
This course will combine design, student voices and public artwork into one class. With a focus on the way that public art reflects cultural, political and historical exchanges, course study will include examination of important mural artists and muralism movements in different cultures. As the culminating project, the students will design and create a mural on campus that will incorporate culturally relevant subjects.


Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve Students’ interest in public art, murals and completing their Humanities area II requirements
Active Date 2015-09-25

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
The progression of murals in ancient civilizations ( Neolithic, Egyptian, Greek, Roman) and how political propaganda paid for major public artwork throughout history.

-The history of graffiti and the social impact of Hip Hop as well as gang culture.

-Key mural artists like Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

-Local First Nation artists Like Louie Gong and muralist Andrew Morrison.

- Chicano muralism movement and other cultural public art movements

- Rhetorical examination of exchange between audience, community, physical space, and artists with public art

-Collaborative design process for large scale public art pieces

- Aesthetic principles for large scale compositions

-Design a mural for a space on campus

- Installation of mural

Student Learning Outcomes
Investigate, recognize and describe how murals are shaped by the social, political, cultural contexts for public art.

Recognize the dynamic exchange that exists between audience, community, and artists in public art.

Create murals that demonstrate understanding of basic design principles as they apply to large public works.

Collaborate with other class members to create an original design that reflects culturally relevant topics.

Demonstrate an understanding of the design process through a series of sketches, peer revision, and discussion that will culminate in the final mural.

Demonstrate technical effectiveness using acrylic, spray paint and following organizational procedures of working in a public space.

Demonstrate understanding of the artistic and political contributions of important mural artists.

Demonstrate understanding of the basic elements and principles of composition in drawing

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