The Art and Business of Mural Painting
with Morgan Bricca
February 25 – March 1, 2019
Time: 9 AM to 3 PM daily
Location: Santa Clara, CA
(Two spaces still available.)
Together we will spend a week creating a series of large outdoor murals (or indoor if the weather is inclement that week) at an Elementary School in Santa Clara. During this workshop, I will walk you through both my creative and business process including:
Daily workflow and job site logistics
Increasing community engagement
In 2016, I was a professional artist specializing in chalkboard art, but looking to expand my scope to custom murals. I wasn’t sure where to start, or even if I could paint a mural at all. Morgan was very welcoming and personable, and invited all of us to participate in the design process, making it feel like the murals were a collaboration of our group. I gathered helpful tips on materials, equipment, and even technique that I still use today. Morgan also broke down the business side of the process from the proposal to the contract, which was extremely helpful for me. Morgan’s class helped me realize that I can, indeed, paint a mural! Since the class, I have pivoted my business to exclusively murals, and I am currently finishing up my largest, most complex mural to date.
2016 workshop participant
Morgan has been painting murals in the Bay Area and beyond for over 18 years. She has worked on over 500 different mural projects, ranging from residential and commercial projects to community volunteer and city projects. The workshop will include daily roundtable discussions on the challenges and possibilities of being a professional mural artist. Included in the workshop is a copy of Morgan’s “What Works” binder, a reference book for running a successful mural business.