Paint/ Photoshoot;an introduction to the Artist, a brief history of murals, importance of public art, examples of works in Miami. (No Artistic talent is necessary.) -Introduction to materials, brushes, spray paint, rollers, drop cloths, latex paint, tape and palettes. -Then an explanation of the process and meaning of 'underpainting" as the first step of creating a community mural. A community mural involves groups of people creating together, I will show you the tasks and different sections of the mural. Each participant will be encouraged and given instruction on all facets of the mural. A group photo and progress shots will be taken during the mural process. -How to create a wash, painting with water to make the next stage after underpainting possible is my signature style. -Using different brushes to make different lines as well as the "dry brush" technique for shading on some realistic images will be explored by all in attendance. Then the best way for everyone to enjoy their time is to learn by doing! Set up and introduction is 15 minutes, The actual painting is one hour and the post/photoshoot is 15 minutes. The Final stage of details and photoshoot with your work to always remember the experience. Creating a permanent mural in the mural capital of the world "Wynwood" on a highly visible intersection will culminate in a group unveiling as we say "Artworld!!!!
I am founder of Moving Lives of Kids Mural project (MLKmural.com), I have done murals in 43 countries and 27 states always collaboratively. I use art as a means to bring people together accomplishing a goal of creating something beautiful. I have been painting murals for 21 years as a professional and will show you techniques and skill you can utilize in creating art after the experience.
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hydraulic lift, scaffolding, safety vests, paint, primer, brushes, spray paint, latex paint, palettes, drop cloths, buckets,…
We will conduct our live murals at the actual mural location with local, international and national artists painting their respective sections at the same time. We will provide water to paint, drinking water, rags and paper towels for any spills although it is encouraged to wear paint cloths. The acrylic paint will not come out of clothing, bright colors splattered on your shirt and or pants by "accident". *if it rains there is an inside mural!
Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on, the paint will not come out of your clothing, it is non toxic paint it will not harm your skin or hair. You can take your shoes off so it not necessary to bring 'old' shoes.