Artist Profile

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mark Melnick

Melnick, Mark

With more than three decades as an independent professional artist, designer and muralist, Mark Melnick is experienced in all facets of commercial, scenic and fine arts. Mark has participated in many projects and residencies that introduce children and young adults to the creative process through mural painting. These projects are structured around professional mural painting techniques and procedures with an emphasis on the finished piece and how it will integrate with its environment. Students come away with confidence and pride in being part of the collective effort to create a permanent piece of public art. Making art in public spaces is one way Mark shares his art with a broad audience. His murals bring color and creative energy to a chosen space and inspire curiosity and imagination.

Mark has a special interest in using mural painting as a focus for teaching the creative process to children and young adults. Through residencies and creative projects, Mark teaches his students professional mural painting techniques and procedures with an emphasis on the finished piece and how it will integrate with its environment. Students working with Mark finish their projects with new-found confidence and pride in being part of the collective effort to create a permanent piece of public art.

Las Vegas, NV
(702) 327-4703
mark@melnicholas.com
www.melnicholas.com

Counties Served
Statewide
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades K-12), young adult, adult, at risk
Venues
Schools, theaters, colleges, communities, pediatric facilities
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Contact Artist
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
Professional Mural Painting Techniques: This one day workshop outlines the process of creating and producing a professional mural from start to finish and is intended for anyone who is seriously thinking about undertaking a mural project: school faculty, community groups, and artists. The workshop will include a slide presentation showing step by step processes and interactive demonstrations using actual tools and materials of a professional mural painter.
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Community/ School Mural Projects: The goal of this residency is to develop and implement a mural project that reflects the needs of the community or school while offering hands-on participation for students and neighborhood youth. Because the creative aspects of a successful mural project--concept and design--are complex, Mark works with your organization to design a mural that tells a unique story. The mural will be tailored to criteria associated with each project such as age level, group size, time and budget. Once planning is finalized and approved, production and execution are straight forward. Mark introduces young artists to professional procedures, proper materials and the experience of participating in a project from start to finish, thus, empowering students with the tools and confidence needed to express their own individual creativity in the future.