The Charlottesville Mural Project welcomes applicants for this summer’s Mural Camp! Mural Camp is a muralist training course, taking place over 5 weeks, introducing aspiring muralists to everything you need to know about the craft. It is designed to provide an opportunity for artists to expand their toolbox and get their footing in the world of mural-making. Each week, aspiring artists will get to learn from experienced muralists on a number of topics relevant to the mural making process. Participants will enjoy opportunities to network and engage other Charlottesville artists. Best of all, every participating artist will make a mural!

Key Dates

Classroom Dates: 7/23,  7/30,  8/6,  8/13 

Mural Painting Weekend: 8/14,  8/15 

Topics covered include:

  • What makes a good mural?

  • Incorporating community feedback in your design

  • Engaging stakeholders

  • Taking your design from small-scale to large-scale

  • Mural making techniques

  • The business of mural-making



Cost & Scholarships

Mural Camp is open to all artists high school age and up. The $400 Mural Camp fee covers teaching artists stipends, materials, paint, and supplies for all 5 sessions. In an effort to reduce economic barriers to participation, we have scholarship opportunities for those it would help. You will be able to indicate whether you are seeking a scholarship in your application. Artists will be admitted based on interest in the program, artistic background, and diversity, to create a vibrant and enthusiastic cohort of mural-campers. There are a limited number of slots available, so apply now!