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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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ART 174 - Community Mural Painting, Experimental

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

This course examines both the practice and theory of community mural painting. Students are involved in all phases of a large-scale community mural project at a location to be determined. The course includes readings, discussions and individual projects that develop students’ knowledge of art and their ability to apply that knowledge in a range of artistic endeavors. Successful completion of the course will result in the further development of creative, verbal, and collaborative skills that will transfer to any non-art profession in addition to bolstering potential careers in the arts.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Transfer images from small to large scale.
  2. Render images with traditional and digital means to make 2D forms appear 3D.
  3. Apply elements and principles of design for specific design projects.
  4. Complete formal design analysis of public artworks, including the relationship to social and cultural commentary.   
  5. Utilize technology effectively to aid in design development
  6. Describe the impact of public art projects in both written and oral form.
  7. Articulate the relationship between a design and its environment.
  8. Consult with local communities in the siting and development of mural projects.
  9. Develop skills in creating collaboratively with other artists and with the community.
  10. Document and use social media to extend the impact of community art projects.
  11. Practice the process of developing proposals and applying for grants.
  12. Discuss muralism in a multicultural context where public artworks serve as an impetus for social change.
Listed Topics
  1. Collaborative community mural design
  2. Individual mural design
  3. Painting and drawing projects
  4. Digital media projects
  5. Grant proposals
  6. Multicultural art history, with a focus on art in the public sphere
  7. Written formal analysis of artworks
  8. Discussion and critique of student artwork

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship

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