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Re: Re:[teacherartexchange] middle school lessons


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 11:58:45 PDT

This sounds interesting, but I'm having trouble visualizing the final
graffiti connection. Do you have images you could share?
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> Vicki, this year my 7th & 8th graders started the
> semester with "Graffiti Art". We talked about the
> difference between art & vandalism, to begin with and
> we look at a few samples of very talented graffiti
> artists. I have students come up with 3 different
> ideas for a design and before they begin their final
> one, I go over one-point perspective. They practice
> doing their name in block letters, going back in space
> in one-point perspective. Then, if they choose to use
> that in their final artwork, they may. I give them a
> lot of freedom of choice in this one because their
> graffiti should reflect their personality, however, I
> do require that it take up the entire 9x11 page. They
> may use colored pencil, markers, or both. This has
> been a very successful lesson. They learn a little
> about complimentary colors, analogous colors,
> symmetrical & asymmetrical balance, and start to
> become familiar with the elements & principles. It's
> also a good beginning lesson because it helps me to
> remember their names!
> Terry

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