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Paint big art at community mural workshop

By From page A6 | October 17, 2012

Children, teens and adults can learn to paint a mural together at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The family-friendly art class will paint details and add depth to the evolving DAC shack community mural. Techniques taught include acrylic painting, stencil and tissue paper collage.

The mural, tentatively titled “Painting the World into Being,” explores the relationship between artists of many disciplines and the natural world. The colorful piece depicts dance, visual arts, poetry, martial arts and drawing, and was designed by Davis Art Center students and volunteers under the guidance of local artist Danielle Fodor.

Students and volunteers have been painting since the beginning of September, transferring the black-and-white design to the wall and painting the first layer of color on the wall.

The weekend workshop will develop the painting into a detailed, vibrant visual world. The open studio class is offered for artists of all skill levels, from beginning to skilled painters, ages 10 and up. No previous painting experience is necessary.

For two days, students will work as a temporary art collective, working and playing together to create a unified piece of public art.

The fee is $85 for Art Center members and $95 for nonmembers and includes both days of the workshop.

To encourage maximum community participation, registered students are welcome to bring a family member or friend to join in the art-making process. Students should wear comfortable shoes and clothing that they don’t mind getting paint on, and bring a lunch and bring a water bottle.

Enterprise staff

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