Mural Training Program

Each year the Mural Arts Program offers a Muralist Training Program for artists interested in adapting their skills to public mural-making. The Muralist Training Program offers the following:

  • A comprehensive overview of the community mural-making process
  • An in-depth look at design challenges that arise in the community mural process
  • Step-by-step instruction on mural making techniques, including wall preparation, design enlargement, paint application, the cloth method, and sealing the completed project
  • A detailed look at materials required for best results-from primers and paints to brushes and sealers
  • An opportunity to acquire hands-on skills and exhibit your work
  • An opportunity to work on a large-scale public mural project with one of the Mural Arts Program's experienced mural painters
  • History of the Mural Arts Program and its work in Philadelphia communities over the past 25 years



Next Mural Training Program Schedule - Fall 2015

(We will be unable to offer a Mural Training Program Class in Spring 2016)

Application Schedule

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015, 5pm
Acceptance notifications will be sent out: Week of Oct 5

Class Schedule

Classes will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8:30pm on the following dates:
October 21 - December 2, 2015 (No class on Thanksgiving week)

Class Location

The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center
at the Thomas Eakins House
1727-29 Mount Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Class fee: $150