SMARTS Street ART Posters, Grades 4-12


SMARTS Street ART Posters, Grades 4-12|Marites Eldred

Week #1| June 6, 7, 8, 9                                   

Inspired by its origin in graffiti and pop culture, we will learn about and create Street art. Street art is ever evolving; its topics can be political, social, funny, direct, or abstract. Some Street artist are known, where others choose to be anonymous. Street art has no rules and anything goes, and is usually created in public locations for all to enjoy. It can be created to commemorate an event, challenge a belief or assumption, or to add interest to a strange location. Street art exists all around the world and through different eras. Works can be created with stencils, freehand drawing, layering, and much more. Artist like Jean Michel Basquiat, Gordon Matta Clark, Jenny Holzer, and Barbara Kruger all started out as street artists before they had works in museums and were publicly acknowledged as an artist. Students must bring their own labeled lunch and drink.