● INDIRECT PROCESS: We use an indirect technique that is called “the parachute cloth technique” in which we paint the entire mural on sheets of canvas before installing it onto the wall.
● OPEN ACCESS: This technique opens up the possibility of collaboration in the creation of the mural: in the classroom, in the park, inside or outside...anything! Everyone is able to participate.
● INSTALLATION: We install the canvas sheets in a process similar to permanent wallpaper. A mural created using this technique lasts longer than a mural painted directly onto the wall.
DESIGN: We involve the community in every part of the mural. We begin conversations with the main institutions involved in the project and later open it up to the public with community design events.
MURAL PAINT PARTIES: We provide a fun opportunity for the community to come out and paint the mural at a family-friendly painting event.
CELEBRATION/MURAL REVEALING: A community party to celebrate what we created together!
Community Paint Parties
During the mural creation process, we work with you to host community paint parties where everyone has a chance to be a part of the mural painting and/or mosaicking. The purpose of the parties are:
- To promote a common sense of ownership of the artwork.
- To foster the sentiment of shared pride in the artwork and in oneself for having made it which transforms more generally into pride in place.
- To create an educational opportunity for the public to engage in fine art.
- To provide a space to sow friendship and relationship between neighbors.
- To create opportunity for youth to teach within their community.