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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.
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
A. Develops instruction that incorporates historical and contemporary artwork
B. Develops instruction that incorporates artwork from a variety of cultures, communities, times, and places
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education
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 and PRO Facilitator
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.