How does art reach the masses? You bring it to them! In this class we will be painting a permanent mural on some interior spaces of the Harrison Village Library! We will go through every phase of public mural making—speaking with the client, creating our design, and painting together—with a final product that will live on for years to come. This will be a collaborative project, so we will be bringing our ideas, honing them, and executing the project together. We will all need a willingness to let our ideas transform into something new through the process of working with others.
The painting days will require some hours of working on your feet—and up on a ladder or table, as the ceiling is at 8.5 feet. Painting experience is not required.
The morning and afternoon classes will be designing murals for separate spaces in the library.
Meet your Instructor
Since 1997 Alex Cook has painted over 150 murals in 15 states and 4 countries. In 2014 he created the YOU ARE LOVED mural project. http://www.youarelovedmurals.com/ In this project he works with volunteers in schools, worship communities, prisons, homeless shelters, and more to create public murals of those 3 words. He has also written 5 albums of original Bible-based music and performed over 220 concerts in the US and abroad.