How to create a large mural

Need bold beautiful paintings for your classroom or Art Show? Why not have students created large murals inspired by a culture or famous artist. These were inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo.


Follow these simple directions for beautiful projects
1. Students draw out sketch
2. Students use large paint brushes and tempera paint, then fill in the entire display paper



3. Students outline, shade and add details with oil pastels.



Parents and students alike love this concept and the end results!


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    November 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I love your website! These murals are beautiful! I'm an art teacher of 7 years in Houston and just started a blog, please feel free to check it out! http://www.elementaryartfun.blogspot.com

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    Tisha Smith
    January 27, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for sharing this lesson, it inspired me to do this lesson. http://artwithmrssmith.blogspot.com/search/label/Frida%20Kahlo
    Thanks again!

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    Suzanne Fox
    March 10, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I love the way you display all over the walls of your school. My problem is getting anything to stick to the painted cinderblock walls. Any suggestions? I know you have mentioned a blue sticky something before. Thanks.

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