University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Painting outdoor mural on Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Building

30 hours

Community partner: UWEC Barron County
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce asked the UWEC-Barron County campus to design and paint a mural on their building. The goal is to add artwork and create a photo op at the Chamber building to help promote tourism.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer UW-Eau Claire – Barron County provides quality liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, prepares students for success and promotes lifelong learning, leadership, service and responsible citizenship. With an associate degree option, students here can get a quality education that will help in preparing for a career in the real world. At UWEC-BC, we strive to give each of our students an unforgettable experience. The Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, voluntary, not-for-profit membership organization of businesses and professional persons dedicated to improving the economic and community environment of the Rice Lake area and fostering the development of quality business growth and prosperity.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Motivation to follow through and complete the project over the summer is essential. That will require good communication skills with the supervisor and others working on the mural. Painting experience required Experience upscaling designs to large areas would also be very useful


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Students will learn about the process to create an outdoor mural: preparing the surface, upscaling the design, selecting paint, using various methods of applying paint to different textured surfaces, and sealing the mural.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer This project is scheduled to begin June 1 and 2. We will meet those days (weather permitting) at the Chamber building to discuss the project and hopefully start transferring the design to the wall. After the first meeting, we'll continue to communicate about future painting dates, which can be flexible for students' schedules but are very dependent on the weather.


Additional information (not required).

Answer This is a great opportunity to paint a public, long-lasting work of art and to learn new skills.