Make it Wild: Making Mural Art
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Making Mural Art with Greta Gretzinger
Make it Wild, an online art class series
Greta Gretzinger has worked as an artist in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming/Driggs, Idaho area since 1988. She is known primarily as a muralist but also does a variety of other custom painting and portraits as well as graphic design and illustration. Her work is whimsical, colorful and fun. The use of local characters, humor and situations are trademarks of her art. She particularly likes to add something that has a humorous twist on traditional themes or subjects. She has painted murals in many local businesses and homes in addition to creating work throughout the western United States.
Greta’s murals can be seen in Jackson, Wyoming at the New York City Sub Shop, The Merry Piglets, The Rocky Mountain Oyster, Pearl Street Bagels and the biggest one, in the alley beside the Sundance Inn.
Greta became a muralist more by chance than deliberate choice. Working as a sign painter for several years, she became comfortable with large format work and wanted to create her own, original work. It seemed, for her, a natural progression to creating outdoor murals. She derives joy in the making of her work and the anticipated pleasure it will give others. She injects humor and whimsy into her work as a way to create an immediate connection with her viewers. “Humor”, the artist explains, “is a way to draw people in so that they might first enjoy the artwork without feeling it’s too cerebral or inaccessible. No one has to worry about whether they understand.”
Live, online courses on Zoom are open to adults and young adults with beginner to intermediate abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during these interactive programs. Registrants will receive a zoom link and list of inexpensive and easy to acquire art materials for use during the online course(s).
- $35 per Live Online Class
- $20 per Recorded Class
Your registration fee supports the Museum’s Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings. Dick Jennings was a Museum board member whose memory inspires us to pursue our passions. The $4,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a local High School Senior who plans to study art at the college level. Thank you for your support!