As part of the Mural Mentorship Program, you can safely and legally learn how to use aerosol spray paint to create street art at the end of July.
Running from July 29-31, up to 90 participants aged 12 and up will join Edmonton artist AJA Louden for six workshops across the three days.
The skill-building Mural Academy workshops will feature lessons learning AJA’s techniques with spray paint and other tools, with participants getting a chance to practice on a temporary wall after.
After participating in the Mural Academy, participants can submit a design sketch, with 25 individuals getting the opportunity to work with AJA in August to paint murals on the concrete barricades in the Jubilee Centre parking lot.
As part of the Mural Mentorship Program and in partnership with the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre, AJA will also work with local Indigenous youth to complete a mural at the Borealis Skate Park in August.
AJA Louden is a visual artist of Jamaican-Canadian heritage based in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Treaty 6, Edmonton, Alberta). You can learn more about AJA’s work on July 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the Unifor Building.
Registration for the street art workshops can be found here.
Registration to learn more about AJA’s work can be found here.
For registration for the Borealis Skate Park mural, you can contact the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre at [email protected]