Learn About Painting Murals Virtually

The Allied Arts Council is offering a free virtual session on Painting Murals as part of their professional development series ART/WORK.

ART/WORK: How to Paint a Mural – Art in the Public Sphere with Andrea Bowes and Jill Stanton
In partnership with Public Art Lethbridge

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, 6:00 PM (MDT)
Length: 1 hr – 1.5 hrs, with time for questions from the audience at the end
Zoom Registration link: http://bit.ly/ARTWORKMurals

How can I shift my practice into painting murals if I’ve only worked on canvas? Is there any special training I should have? What type of materials should I be using? Is there anything I can do to help a mural survive outdoor weather conditions?

Are you an artist looking to take the plunge into painting murals but you’re not sure where to begin? Join us for this upcoming free professional development session about how to paint, prep, plan, and preserve murals. Our two panelists Jill Stanton, an Edmonton based artist and muralist, and Andrea Bowes, a Public Art Conservator, will share their experience and expertise in the public art sphere around how to navigate the public art process, how to prepare for painting a mural, and other things you need to know to start building a career as a muralist.

FREE professional development session for those interested in pursuing art as a career or those curious about the process.

Andrea Bowes works as the conservator with the Edmonton Arts Council. She came to the EAC in 2012 working initially with artists commissioned under the City of Edmonton’s Percent for Art Policy as a Public Art Officer. She later moved into conservation where her training and experience as an objects conservator has been put to use maintaining and conserving Edmonton’s Public Art Collection. In her role, she advises on material selection and construction of new works being commissioned and she prepares plans for their ongoing maintenance and conservation needs.

Jill Stanton is an artist and muralist living in Edmonton, Alberta. She has extensive experience painting large-scale murals, for both private and public/municipal clients, interior and exterior, across North America. Over the past eight years, Jill has produced over 70 murals of varying complexity and size. She has painted walls for several mural festivals, including the Vancouver Mural Festival, Winnipeg’s Wall to Wall, Tulsa OK’s Habit Fest, Dallas TX’s Wild West Mural Fest, and the Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) in Calgary. Jill’s murals combine graphic elements with representative, using still life objects to act as symbols in order to weave open-ended narratives.

Photo featured mural by Jill Stanton for Nextfest/Varscona Theatre in Edmonton, AB.