True Colors is the public murals program at Berkeley City College. Through our Mural Design and Creation classes at BCC, and in collaboration with the City of Berkeley’s Youth Works Program, Earth Island Institute, The Estria Foundation and other community based organizations, True Colors creates one or more public murals each year. The True Colors Mural Project supports the development of young artist/ activists for the improvement of the urban environment through the creation of public murals. The purpose of the murals is to both educate urban dwellers and beautify the urban environment with messages and images that support ecological sustainability, conservation and restoration. The project recruits, engages and employs under-served, at risk youth from Berkeley and the greater East Bay, in vital community environmental mural arts projects. True Colors trains young artists to design and create community murals with social and environmental justice themes.
Design for The Center for Independent Living, Fall 2016 Mural Class. Planned for painting in the Spring, 2017.
MURAL DESIGN AND CREATION – ART 133B
Berkeley City College, Spring 2017, January 26 – May 26
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-5:20 PM
Instructors: Juana Araiza and Josue Rojas
Place: BCC, Room 413 and on site at the Center for Independent Living,
located adjacent to Ashby BART Station
Class Sections: 24085B1-LEC and24086 B1L-LEC
(both lecture and lab required)
Acceptable for Credit: UC/CSU
A foundation class for the Certificate of Achievement in Public Art
See details of the class
From Incarceration to Liberation
De la encarcelación a la liberación
December 4, 2015 – January 28, 2016, The Art Gallery