Summer Youth Mural Program


The Center for the Arts is offering a hands-on, instructional and free Mural Program for students between the ages of 12 – 17.

This free program pairs students with professional area artists to learn artistic, technical, and developmental skills in the process of designing and executing a full scale mural. This year’s program is being led by Brookley Spanbauer (Homer Central School District), Bryan Thomas (SUNY Cortland) and Scott Oldfield (SUNY Cortland)


10:00am – 2:00pm
July 11 – August 15

Students will plan, implement, and evaluate an on-campus mural project through to completion, giving participants guided license over the project. This unique program inspires creative problem solving, artistic exploration, collaboration, innovation, and opportunity for area youth to act as creative leaders.

Applicants should have an interest in exploring the presentation of their work in a public settings and an interest in community-building. Applicants should also be committed to learning how to maintain artistic creativity and vision. The mural program is open to youth living in Cortland, Onondaga and Cayuga Counties. This is a non-competitive process, yet artists must apply to be considered.

This program is supported, in part, by NYBDC and the Cortland Breakfast Rotary Club.

Please fill out the form below and click SUBMIT