Students Build Community Through Art

June 15, 2018
UCSB Urban Art Workshop Completes 10th Mural for Isla Vista
On June 8, UCSB students unveiled the most recent mural from UCSB’s Urban Art Workshop, a class taught by Andrew Morrison, artist and UCSB graduate student studying to obtain his MFA. The Spring 2018 mural was completed at 6598 Trigo Road, an apartment complex managed by The Hive.  
The mural was created by all the students in the IV mural class. The students all submitted designs, two were selected for further development, and one was chosen by The Hive to be painted on the property. The students did all the work from the initial sketches, to planning, to executing, to adjusting, and retrieving supplies. This class promotes a strong sense of team work and brings art out of the classroom and into the community for all to see. At the unveiling, the student artists talked about the process of the mural, the impacts that murals have in Isla Vista, and why they’ve chosen to leave their mark in the form of art in Isla Vista. 
The Urban Art Workshop is sponsored by University & Community Housing Services in partnership with Isla Vista Arts and the management company, The Hive.
By Jenn Birchim