The students in Jamie Oliver’s Mural and Large-Scale Painting class this past fall learned a lot about painting on a grand scale and also about life.
The class created a large mural that was installed in downtown Pittsburg just in time for the Art Walk on Oct. 30. Oliver, a professor in the Art Department, said the students learned not only about the techniques used to create murals, but also about the skills needed to work with clients, schedules, deadlines and other aspects of the work world.
The students were commissioned to do the work, which was installed on the south wall of the Beck and Hill Meat Market on Broadway, by Pittsburg’s Downtown District Committee. Funding for the art came from a grant from the SEK Art Fest.
Each of the 12 students in the class submitted a design, based on a set of criteria developed by the Downtown District Committee. The committee selected one design from that group.