Mural painting course planned for every summer

VISA 460 Mural

VISA 460 mural in progress as of July 22

Students from our BFA program are once again working to create a mural in downtown Kelowna. Last summer, 18 students enrolled in VISA 460 worked with instructor David Doody to create a mural on the outside of the CTQ building on St. Paul Street downtown.

And they are doing it again right around the corner from that location.

This year we have ten students ranging from years two to four working again with instructor David Doody and teaching assistant Jorden Doody to create a new mural on the side of the building at 1358 St. Paul Street.

Throughout the course, that started in early July and runs to mid August, students are being led through all of the steps necessary to plan, pitch and paint a public mural. Students will gain experience with projectors, mechanical lifts and a variety of paint applications and techniques common to painting murals.

Support for this project is made possible with the generous donations from Sunbelt Rentals, CTQ Consultants Ltd., Opus Framing and Art Supplies and Fresh West Official.

See below for in-progress shots of the mural painting. During the course of the summer, we will continue to update this post with  more images of the mural.

Mural as of July 22, 2021

Mural as of July 22, 2021

Mural as of July 27, 2021

Mural as of July 27, 2021

Mural progress as of July 29

Mural progress as of Aug. 3, 2021

David Doody is currently a Lecturer in the Visual Arts program, and a BFA alumni from 2008. Jorden Doody is also a BFA alumni from 2008, and recently completed her MFA here at UBC Okanagan. Together they run Fresh West Official and coordinate the Uptown Mural Project in Rutland.