Make a Mural with Precita Eyes

Friday, February 28 & Friday, March 7, 3:30 p.m., César E. Chávez Branch Library, 3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271.

Oakland teens can learn the collaborative mural process used by San Francisco’s acclaimed Precita Eyes muralists. This is a two-week workshop in which we will develop a theme for the mural, sketch out ideas, compile sketches, outline the images with charcoal and then paint. Over the course of two sessions, students will learn about the community building aspect of painting murals and get hands-on experience creating a lasting work of art for the Oakland Public Library.

We encourage youth to come to both sessions to see their finished product. Mural Making is part of a series of urban art workshops co-hosted by Oakland Public Library and the Estria Foundation, which supports artists to create large-scale public art to raise awareness on community and environmental issues. 

For more information, please contact Amy Sonnie, Teen Outreach Librarian, at or (510) 238-7233.