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Why Teach Graffiti?
Graffiti as Art Advocacy 4:04
Creating a Personal Meaning 3:53
Connecting with Language Arts 3:19
Basic Materials and Organization
Paints and Material Basics 2:01
Miscellaneous Tools and Supplies 2:27
Beginning Graffiti Processes
The Elements of Graffiti 8:39
Brainstorming Content and Imagery 6:35
Drafting the Composition 6:26
Getting Started with Exercises
Where to Begin the Lesson 2:36
Using Sticker Sheets 3:20
Beginner Project Ideas
Graffiti Alphabet Exercise 1:33
Graffiti Project Examples 2:46
Final Project Example 2:32
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Discover the basics of graffiti elements such as tag, throw, and piece.
2 Learn how to develop student knowledge of symbolism, metaphor, and artistic convention.
3 Immediately add a contemporary and relevant spin to your drawing curriculum.
Graffiti-inspired curricula can engage, motivate, and transform every student. In this Learning Pack, learn how to bring graffiti into your art room as a valued art form where students feel supported to express elements of their identities. Discover how to encourage technical, artistic growth through the art form as well as study the fundamentals of art. Develop the confidence to teach your students the ins and outs of this empowering art form.
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
High School Art Teacher
Matt Christenson is a high school visual arts and mural design teacher in San Francisco, CA who strives to cultivate maximum creative potential in all students.