Summer Mural Program

The Summer Mural Program at the Center for the Arts is an annual FREE program (with support from the New York Business Development Council, The Brockway Foundation and Cortland Breakfast Rotary) that invites students in Grades 6-12 to explore the arts by connecting them to their peers, local artists and community members and giving them a creative voice that enriches the quality of life in the Homer community.

This year’s program will be led by Bryan Valentine Thomas, a multimedia artist whose practice encompasses installation, sculpture as well as two-dimensional work confronting socio-political topics. Bryan has over twenty years of experience teaching college level art courses in Drawing, Design and Sculpture. This summer will celebrate his fourth collaboration with Homer Center for the Arts youth mural program.

Bryan is also a lecturer in the Art & Art History Departments at SUNY Cortland.

We are very excited this summer to be working with Pottery Works of Cortland to create a series of themed textured tiles that will focus on interpreting the 6 arts (Dance, Culinary, Fine, Literature, Performance, Music). These tiles will be brought together to create a large compositional mural that will be on display prominently at the Center for the Arts. Each student will learn about slab clay construction, building textures, creating, and using wooden stamping tools, taking impressions, firing and how to present the final piece.

10:00am – 2:00pm
(please bring a brown bag lunch and snacks)

July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 


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