Mural Painting as Public Art STEAM

Students design and paint a mural either on a wall or on panels, for display inside or outside as part of a community service public art effort. They learn the history of murals, basic acrylic painting techniques and visual art concepts such as working to scale, perspective, color theory and composition. Themes can either relate to a communitywide theme or idea, or be entirely student-generated. High school students receive credit for their community service work in the form of a certificate and/or a letter.

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Instructor: Richmond Art Center
  • Class Duration: Classes can be held once or twice a week, for one to two hours. A class can last from four to twelve weeks, depending on what your site needs.
  • Class Size: 10 – 14 students allows us to deliver a quality art curriculum. A class with 15 – 22 students is possible with a staff person present.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is a curriculum that integrates the visual arts with Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Our teaching artists introduce STEAM concepts through engaging projects that integrate design with artistic processes. Students brainstorm and develop their ideas in sketchbooks and then explore and experiment with key concepts in a collaborative setting. Their explorations and resulting designs are presented to parents during a final community celebration.

Benefits of STEAM:

  • Develops creativity and independent thinking, what are the 21st century skills of entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Inspires creativity and innovation, which can be applied to any career a student pursues
  • Improves problem solving skills
  • Develops interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Promotes understanding of societies and cultures

The Richmond Art Center is proud to be bringing the nationally recognized curriculum to Richmond in collaboration with several local organizations.