Working Together Makes Us Whole: Collaborative Mural Making

Artist: Molly Gaston Johnson

Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual

  • Image of Mural from Working Together Makes Us Whole Workshop by Molly Gaston Johnson
  • Image of Mural from Working Together Makes Us Whole Workshop by Molly Gaston Johnson


Students explore elements and principles of design to develop a language around visual expression with the ultimate goal of creating a collective mural (physical or digital). We collaboratively develop a theme tailored to either math, science, or social emotional concepts (in all cases, math will be used to establish the rule by which individual contributions are visually connected). With intention, this classroom-community agreement fosters mutual respect for individual contributions as well as the need to work within the project parameters. A final share-out highlights how the personal and collaborative work relate and how individuals interpret the same set of instructions. Simple materials are all that is needed.

Program options:

In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)

Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $600

Workshop Materials Fee: $Based on project

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 minutes (up to 4 workshops per day)

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 4

Appropriate For Grade(s): 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



Arts Appreciation Month

Earth Week/Science Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

21st-Century Skills




Visual & Performing Arts