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Workshop: Introduction to Mural Art (Mural Routes)

“Mural Routes is excited to partner with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto for our next Introduction to Mural Art series of workshops.

Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all skills levels. Professional artists lead a series of six sessions connecting basic art and design techniques to the practical skills of mural making, empowering community members to participate in public wall art projects. Must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Workshops include: drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, stencil design and printing, enlarging techniques, and large-scale collaborative design. While the program focuses on mural techniques, participants will not be working on a wall mural but on large-scale panels.
When: Monday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm March 26 – May 7, 2018
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
Who: Ages 14+ all skill levels welcome to attend.

Registration: Participation is fully subsidized, but participants are expected to commit to all six sessions. To register simply fill out and submit the form here.
Please note: Spaces fill up fast, so register now!
Contact: marta[at] for more information.”

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Call for Applications: Mural Art Career Development 2018 (Mural Routes, Toronto)

“Applications are now open for Mural Art Career Development program!

Mural Art Career Development is a fully-subsidized, intensive program for emerging artists and project managers who have completed some previous training. As the only program of its kind in Canada, acceptance to the program is by application and subject to a selection process.

Mural Art Career Development will take place from May 1st to July 3rd, 2018, on Tuesdays and some Saturdays, at Centennial College Story Arts Centre and Mural Routes. The application deadline is Monday, March 5th at 5pm. For application guidelines and other information, please visit

The 60-hour curriculum encompasses a wide range of relevant topics, from discussions of administrative fundamentals to hands-on practice with various mediums. Participants also benefit from a supportive environment with networking and placement opportunities.

Led by experienced professionals, the program is designed to provide committed artists and managers with skills specific to mural-making. Skills ranging from budgeting to community consultation are developed through in-class and hands-on workshops. Students also have the opportunity to make connections with established artists, collaborate with each other, and gain experience.

Mural Art Career Development saw a 60 per cent increase in applications in 2017 with one student travelling from Ottawa to Toronto twice a week in order to attend. “This type of comprehensive mural training isn’t offered in my city,” noted artist Kalkidan Assefa, “so despite the distance I consider it a worthwhile investment in my career as an artist.”

The program is part of the Mural Art Learning Institute, a Mural Routes initiative funded by a three-year, $565,100 Grow grant made in 2015 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Thanks to this support, the 60-hour program is offered entirely free of charge.


Mural Routes is the only member-based, not-for-profit art service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, and promotion of public wall art. Their vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building. In late 2015, Mural Routes was awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant for the purpose of expanding their existing education and mentorship programs into the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALi).

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

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Mural Art Career Development (Mural Routes)


“Emerging mural artists and producers are invited to apply for Mural Routes’ Mural Art Career Development Certificate Program

Quick Details:

  • A free training program in mural art design and production.
  • Dates: April 26th-July 5th, 2016. Tuesdays 5:30-8pm, Saturdays 12-2:30pm *No classes on Victoria Day weekend
  • Eligibility: Open to emerging artists over the age of 18; for full requirements please see application package
  • Application deadline: Midnight on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
  • Locations: Toronto Public Library, Bloor/Gladstone, 1101 Bloor St. W, Toronto & Mural Routes Office, 1859 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Mural Art Career Development is a free training program for career development in mural art production and project management. The program offers an opportunity for young, emerging mural artists to gain experience, make connections, and develop skills. This is an intensive, approximately 60-hour, curriculum course led by professionals in the field. While the focus of this program is mural art, a number of other transferable skills will be learned that can be used in any large-scale creative enterprise. Topics include:

  • Paint and materials
  • Hands on practice with mosaics, panels, and installation
  • Project management
  • Budgets and funding
  • Health and safety
  • Community consultation
  • Client relations
  • And more

Questions? Contact Natalie Dewan, Program Coordinator: or 416-698-7995

Application package: Mural Art Career Development 2016 Application

Please read application carefully. Submit completed application via email to by midnight on Wednesday, April 6th”

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