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Paint The Town

Mural Painting Workshop
for artists & community planners

Sept 25, 2021
10 am—3 pm
Pourville Art Studio & Gallery
104 W 4th St Vinton, Iowa
Registration Deadline: Sept 18, 2021
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This intensive planning workshop will be taught by Thomas Agran, muralist and public art consultant from Iowa City. The workshop will offer both artists and community planners tips and techniques for designing and painting large interior and exterior murals. Thomas will discuss materials, application, preparation, enlargement of designs, and historic surface considerations, as well as planning, community engagement, and budgeting/funding of murals in public spaces.
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Guest Artist & Teacher: Thomas Agran
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Thomas has taught painting and drawing at the university level since 2011, and worked for 3 years as the Director of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown District. In addition to his studio work, he has designed, executed, managed, and mentored dozens of mural projects – from private commissions to large municipal scale work in historically sensitive areas to community engaged and participatory mural and public art projects. He also serves as a consultant for murals and other public art projects and programs, and serves on the board of Public Space One, a local arts non-profit in Iowa City.


Born in Kentucky, raised in Ohio, and currently residing in Iowa City, Iowa, Thomas is very interested in the Midwest -- for both its charms as well as its challenges. He is particularly dedicated to the Midwestern landscape, its total transformation through agriculture, and the political, social, and environmental consequences of that change. Some of his paintings also explore the complicated nexus of food, agriculture, nostalgia, and marketing. To learn more about Thomas, visit

Workshop Enrollment
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Thanks for enrolling in the Mural Workshop!

Don't forget to pay by Tuesday, September 18th to hold your seat.

Course Fee (Does not include lunch):

Member of VGFA $30, Non-Member $45 


To join the Guild, add $30 annual membership fee ($40 for families),


Method of Payment

Send check to ....

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts

c/o Pourville Art Studio

104 W 4th St.

Vinton, IA 52349

OR  use the PayPal link below & enter the appropriate $ amount.

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We gratefully acknowledge financial support for Back Alley Art and this workshop from a City of Vinton HOT grant and the Vinton Community Foundation.




The registration deadline has passed.  Please contact VGFA to verify there is space available before signing up!

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