Summer Youth Mural Program

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

This program pairs students with professional area artists to learn artistic, technical, and developmental skills in the process of designing and executing  mural. This year’s program is being led by Brookley Spanbauer and Lauren Nels (Art Teachers from the Homer Central School District).


June 25th – 3 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Center 4 arts

July 11 and 12  3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

July 25th –  2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

July 26th –  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 29th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

July 30th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Participation fee: $20 per student for all six sessions!
Scholarships are also available. 

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 (New York Business Development Council)

Please fill out the form below and click SUBMIT

Summer Youth Mural Program Registration

Our mural will communicate the mission for the Center for the Arts. (\\\"Celebrating the Arts\\\" - Visual, Culinary, Theater, Literature, Music)Please list up to 5 ideas for themes that you feel could work as this year\\\'s mural:

Public art plays a special role in our culture. Some murals are designed for aesthetics (visual pleasure) and some are designed to communicate a message. Research 1 good example of a mural that you feel communicates a message and is well designed. Please bring this example to share on the first day.

Please note that attendance and work ethic are crucial parts in the success of this program - be ready to bring your \\\"A Game\\\" everyday! We look forward to working with you!