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Painting for Change: a creative development education resource about mural painting, public art, citizenship and partnership


This resource is about inspiring others to paint wall murals. It tells the story of the journey of a group of young people from Ireland who travelled to Nicaragua, what they learned through their training and how they shared they their newly acquired skills.

It is interspersed with facts and background information on mural painting in Nicaragua, the partner organisation the group worked with, Funarte, and it also explains the steps to painting a mural.

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The activities in the resource can be used on their own to explore the theme of global citizenship. The resource also includes photo images to help you relate the story to your group and worksheets to help the young people to engage with the themes.

Included in this resource:

  • Murals in Nicaragua
  • How to develop a mural idea
  • From ideas to design
  • From design to wall
  • Sharing what we learned
  • Publicising your mural
  • Launching the mural
  • Supporting young people to become active citizens in their neighbourhoods
  • Stages of design
  • Worksheets and sample photos

Available from:

Download Painting for Change PDF (2.30MB)



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