Modern Urban Muralism
Monday-Friday, June 10-14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 13 - 18
Review the history of modern urban murals, from late ’60s proto-graffiti to ’80s train writing to the explosion of street art in the ’90s and 2000s and more. Students explore, design, and create a mural from inception to completion.
Instructor: Cedric Umoja
Cedric Umoja was born in San Francisco, California, but is based out of Columbia. He has been influenced by the likes of Dondi White, Sam Kieth, Max Beckmann, Amedeo Modigliani, Rammellezee, Ernie Barnes, Sun Ra, and Hans Hoffman. The elements of Graffuturism, Neo-Expressionism, Afro-Surrealism, Comic sequential art, Japanese manga, and Afrofuturism have played a role in his artistic development and can also be found in his work. Umoja developed his style under the instruction of Tony Cacalano, a veteran fine artist whose own teachers included Jack Tworkov, one of the founders of the now-famed New York School.
$250 / $200 for Solo members and above