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The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti
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The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti starts off with a class overview, learning outcomes and expectations. A historical presentation on early Graffiti in NYC begins with who the early writers were and how styles developed and evolved. Understanding and identifying the difference between legal and illegal graffiti pieces will be explored.
The two short videos below offer a bit more insight into our discussion today.
On Tuesday 7/10 Style Wars the film/documentary will set a great tone and leave students with much to think about, especially a challenge to what you previously thought Graffiti is and how it can be defined from its origins.
Style Wars is an essential part of the definition process of understanding NYC graffiti.
Who is Henry Chalfant? – http://www.henrychalfant.com
The Style Wars website – http://www.stylewars.com
Materials for Tuesday – Lets learn how to create a TAG. Bring some pencils, markers and sketch paper. (I have plenty if you forget)
*We will be chatting with RJ Rushmore at 11:45 am about his work and projects.
What did you think of today’s opening class?
What stuck out most to you? What did you see that has also made an impression?
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