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Mural Routes Presents:
WALS: Behind the Scenes (Workshop Series)

What: From January to May 2017, Mural Routes will be offering at least one workshop per month focusing on the behind-the-scenes aspects of mural-making. Attend all 5 sessions or pick and choose the most relevant topics for your practice.

Who: These workshops are perfect for mural artists or project managers looking to build their skills and knowledge during the lead-up to mural season.

Where: Workshops will all be held at the Bluffs Gallery (1859 Kingston Rd, Toronto), in partnership with Scarborough Arts.

When: Varies by workshop, see full details

Registration: Full details and registration here. $30/workshop for non-members, $25/workshop for Scarborough Arts or Mural Routes members.* Or save $20 by signing up for the full series!

Looking to get your hands dirty? Keep an eye out for our WALS: Hands-On series, to be held in the spring/summer, focusing on artistic techniques and hands-on lessons.

The Behind the Scenes Series includes:

Photoshop Basics for Mural Artists
February 2, 9, and 16, 6:00-8:30pm
Karen Roberts, Artist and Graphic Designer
This three-part workshop series will provide an introduction to Photoshop for visual artists. Learn basic skills such as menus, tools, palettes, and layers from an experienced graphic designer and mural artist. Walk away with new skills to support your artistic practice, and the ability to present your design on a wall for your next mural proposal.
Register now

Painting Utility Boxes
March 23, 6:00-8:30pm
Panel Discussion: Lillie Zendel (StreetARToronto), Michael Cavanaugh (Bell Box Mural Project), Margaret Cresswell and Robin Hesse (mural artists)
Do you want to liven up the streets with a utility box mural? Not sure where to start? In this session we will introduce the StART Outside the Box and Bell Box Murals programs, review the application processes, and discuss effective design and painting strategies for utility boxes.
Individual registration for this workshop coming soon.

Project Management Essentials for Murals
April 20, 6:00-8:30pm
Karin Eaton, Executive and Artistic Director, Mural Routes
Managing a mural project from idea to unveiling is no easy feat. In this workshop, veteran mural manager Karin Eaton will walk participants through each component in the management process, including budgeting, role management, scheduling, and more.
Individual registration for this workshop coming soon.

Health and Safety for Murals
May 13, 10:00am-1:00pm
Michael Brown, Artist and Educator
An overview of essential health and safety information for mural artists, including hazards to be aware of, safety on site, and proper use of ladders and scaffolding.
Individual registration for this workshop coming soon.

Murals: The Fine Print
May 17, 6:00-8:30pm
Vandana Taxali (B.A.Sc., J.D., LL.B), Digital Media Lawyer
Learn how to navigate the legal aspects of mural making with this overview of contracts, copyright, and legal rights for mural artists.
Individual registration for this workshop coming soon.

Get in touch with Mural Routes!
1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto, ON, M1N 1T3
416 698 7995
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram @muralroutes

These workshops are being held in partnership with Scarborough Arts.


The Wall Art Learning Series is part of the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALI), a continuum of training programs in all aspects of mural-making. MURALI is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


*Prices may vary for some workshops. Please visit for up-to-date pricing.





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