The Teachers Mural Painting Workshop
At the May
meeting of the Art and Culture Commission
of Contra Costa County, commissioner
was authorized by vote of the commission to explore the idea of designing a workshop that could help teachers produce murals in elementary and middle schools in
Contra Costa County.
After two successful workshops, it became
clear that each school wanted it's own mural.
Through evaluations from teachers attending the first workshops, a plan was designed to accommodate many more schools, as well as to exploit the unique benefits that murals can add to individual school identity.
The all day workshops bridge a huge gap in arts and education for youth by providing teachers with the tools and materials needed
to produce large-scale painting projects in our schools that will involve many children.