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Murals: Andee Rudloff



Bowling Green artist Andee Rudloff describes her process for painting large-scale murals, from planning the work to transferring the initial sketches onto a building’s surface. She compares the physical challenges of painting outdoors and at this scale to running a marathon, saying that she has to keep a vision of the completed work in mind from the very beginning in order to keep going. She also enjoys the feedback she gets from passersby watching the development of a piece.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use to spark a discussion about artists’ methods and intentions as well as the creative process in general. Have students create art based on the video and your discussion. (See the “Making Art” section of the binder for activities that use this medium or are based on the artist’s ideas and approaches to art.)
  • Use in conjunction with a discussion of the purposes of art, especially the challenges mural painters encounter concerning their work.
  • Compare and contrast the techniques and methods different artists use in their approach to the same medium, using painter profiles from Spectrum of Art and Through Artists’ Eyes, especially painters who use techniques and styles different from abstraction.
  • Use as part of a “careers in the arts” unit or as an introductory activity before an artist-in-residence visits your classroom.

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