Rockwell Art Studios today announced the launch of Mural Camp 2012, a new outdoor arts event coming to Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood this summer. Adults and students will have the unique opportunity to learn by doing: painting a beautiful music-inspired mural on an 80-foot wall at the Silver Platters flagship store on Fifth and Roy.
This is a special opportunity to work side-by-side with professional mural painters, and will be a great experience for anyone who’s feeling artistic or who wants to do something new and adventurous. Everyone is invited to get their hands in the paint while learning large-scale painting skills such as layout, pouncing, scaling, inking, rigging, color mixing, oiling, creating a pallet, cutting, filling, blending and more. Participants should be age 15 and up, and need no previous experience or skills to enjoy the event.
The event’s founder, Don Rockwell, has been painting outdoor signs and murals since the 1970’s and has often been approached while on the job by people who notice his beautiful artwork and ask questions about his technique and career. Rockwell feels it’s time to share his craft and encourage everyone to learn more about it.
“Many people tell me how much they admire seeing it done, and how it makes them feel like they’re living in Paris when they see an artist on the street,” says Rockwell. “But sometimes I hear questions like, ‘Do you need an apprentice?’ and ‘Why didn’t they teach us that in art school?’ Essentially, it was these conversations that inspired us to develop this event.”
Rockwell will provide nutritious lunches and refreshments each day, make restrooms available, and will provide everything participants need to have a memorable outdoor summer art experience.
“We’ve been hiring Don to paint our album artwork murals since we opened our Queen Anne store, and every time he puts up something new, our customers rave about it,” said Mike Blatt, Owner of Silver Platters. “We’re delighted he chose our location for Mural Camp 2012 and can’t wait to see this historical painting develop over the summer.”
Mural Camp’s 4-day sessions are scheduled throughout July and August. Visit www.MuralCamp.com for details and registration.
About Rockwell Art Studios
Seattle’s Don Rockwell has spent over thirty years painting with the very best there is in the business. He has traveled all over the country tackling wall signs, billboards, murals, and stadium tops.