Merijein Saperas – Mural Painting

Runaway University

College of the Arts

Klein School of Performance Painting

ART 127: Graffiti Writing: Mural Painting
Instructor: Merijein Saperas

Syllabus

In this site-specific mural class Prof. Merijein "Meri" Saperas will guide students through the mural process from concept sketches and paint selection through client negotiations and painting the mural itself.

Prerequisites
None. However concurrent enrollment in Kinesiology 111: Rock Climbing, is recommended to build the grip strength required for hours of spray painting for your finished mural work.

Merijein Saperas drawing a sketch in a notebook for a "RULA Mural" she will paint the next day.
11:37 pm, Thursday, 24 October 2019Prof. Saperas works on a sketch for the mural she will paint tomorrow.
Merijein Saperas paints a curve for the letter "R" on an exterior wall
5:10 pm, Friday, 25 October 2019Merijein Saperas begins her mural on the east wall of the veranda at Tikiwood
Tiki Brown supervising (sleeping) in a basket surrounded by Montana 94 paint cans as Merijein Saperas paints a "RULA" mural.
5:18 pm – Campus Security Chief Tiki Brown supervises work on the RULA Mural
Merijein Saperas painting a mural on a wall using Montana 94 spray paint
5:19 pm
Merijein Saperas working with paint for her "RULA mural" on the Tikiwood veranda at Runaway University, Los Angeles.
5:28 pm
Merijein Saperas works on her "RULA" mural as her client Tiki Brown sleeps nearby.
5:29 pm
Meri paints a black and white pair of glasses over the "R" in "RULA"
5:53 pm – painting Glenn’s Valley Eyewear glasses
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
5:59:24 pm
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
5:59:55 pm – stepping back to evaluate the mural so far
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
6:02 pm – Client Approval – Prof. Saperas discusses her sketch for the RULA Mural with Campus Security Chief Tiki Brown.
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
6:24 pm
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
7:07 pm
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
7:17 pm – Meri decides to add a Lucha Libre mask to her illustration of Tiki Brown.
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
7:29 pm – working on Tiki’s Luchadora mask
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
7:45 pm – Ophélie Rodrigue reads Helaine Posner’s book Tania Bruguera: on the political imaginary, and Tiki Brown watches as Merijein Saperas continues work on her RULA mural on the East Wall of the veranda at Tikiwood.
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
8:03 pm
Meri tastes a tater tot from a tray offered by Ophelie
8:09 pm – Ophélie serves Meri some fresh & hot vegan tater tots!
Sitting around the table on the Valencia Veranda at Tikiwood
8:43 pm – Vera, Meri & Ophélie enjoy hot & fresh vegan corn dogs!
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
8:49 pm
Merijein Saperas painting a graffiti writing mural of the letters "RULA" at Runaway University in Los Angeles, California.
9:00 pm
Merijein Saperas and Tiki Brown sitting under Saperas' just completed "RULA" mural on the East Wall of the Valencia Veranda at Tikiwood in Los Angeles, California
9:11 pm – Tiki approves!
9:14 pm – Ophélie approves!
Meri slicing a potato
8:38 am, Saturday, 26 October 2019
Tiki sitting in her basket
10:11 am
Meri stepping out of the kitchen and into the veranda dining area with two large plates of tortilla de patatas
10:12 am – Meri serving her amazing Tortilla de Patatas
Robert goes for a swim at the Tikiwood aquatic center
12:22 pm – Robert

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