Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center Summer Mural Program: S.P.O.T.S.

Summer Mural Program: S.P.O.T.S.


Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center Summer Mural Program: S.P.O.T.S.

14 - 18+ yrs


Tue, Thu

Jul 5, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022


1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT




Fred A., Keena R.


12 students

Class Experience

S.P.O.T.S: Supporting Peoples Outlooks, Talents, and Speech Muralism, Actions, and Community Activations. S.P.O.T.S also calls to The painting spot, the gathering spot, the spot light or epicenter of action. Public art is a powerful tool for community building. This program will introduce young artists to the means to create vibrant community art works. 


Students Ages 14 to 24 who live and work in Richmond are encouraged to participate.

Each student will receive a $200 stipend for their work at the completion of the program.

This class welcomes Spanish speakers and is an inclusive bilingual space.

El Artista Maestros habla Español.

Class Requirements

Student will be asked to submit a short statement in response to the following:

  • Help us get to know you, your interests in art or your artisitic practice. If you have an artist bio, please share it with us
  • Describe what interests you about this program and why you would like to participate.
  • Who are some artists that inspire you? or What kind of art inspires you?

What you'll learn

A cohort of young artists will learn about different models of community art projects, help to define how the program will local youth, and create a collaborative mural project. This program will focus on designing and painting a community mural through a collaborative process. Students will learn basic color theory, composition, and painting methods.

Sample Class Format

Week 1: Intro to Program: View examples of similar projects, murals, and public art works. Create a list of outcomes that empower young artists. How do you want this program to perform? Should we invite community to help paint the mural?

Week 1: Brainstorm ideas, sketch, do research, develop themes. Write a collective statement of what we envision for this program now and in the future.

Week 2: Guest Artist TBA. Develop Black and White Sketch of mural. Prime and grid wall. July 15: Start Color version. Color in murals presentation of examples of color and composition. Write a mural narrative. Grid Black and White composite. Continue to color main version.

Week 3: Guest Artist TBA , Finish color composite. Present drawing to community stakeholders.

Week 4: First day of Painting! Block in background, invite community for painting event and continue to block in painting.

Week 5: Guest Artist TBA August 5: Finishing up, focus on details.

Week 6: Guest Artist TBA. Touch ups, varnish mural, presentation and Artist Statements for reception.

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What To Bring

All Materials Included

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