Class #3 – 7/11 – Re-Cap, Info & Resources
Dondi White, speaking, wise words.
Class Discussion and image show of various NYC Writers:
Dondi White, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, SEEN & Futura 200
Blackbooks are introduced and discussed. The students are encouraged to create their own and contribute drawings to each others books. Online resources will be introduced, discussed and explored featuring Art Crimes & @149th St. After Day #2’s Style Wars screening, we discussed the importance of Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver’s classic documentary as well as Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s book “Subway Art” aka the Graffiti Bible.
Guest Artist Presentation :: VENG aka Herb Smith will present his work and share a tagging demonstration. Herb Smith will present his current work and his evolution as an artist. Starting out as a traditional graffiti artist while simultaneously maintaining a career as a fine artist. Heavily influenced by Dutch masters, Herb’s unique style ranges from large scale 40 foot collaborative murals to smaller scale oil paintings of realistic birds, landscapes and portraits.
What did you think Herb’s presentation and story? Were you surprised to see how his work evolved in mediums, subject matter and scale?
How did graffiti and street art influence his studio work?
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**Reminder – Thursday 7/12 – We will be meeting in NYC for a guided walking tour of downtown street art & graffiti with the Graff Tours Co. Our class will meet at 11:00 AM – The meeting location address is – 1 Bleecker Street in front of Think Coffee (off the corner of Bowery). Yes, you may bring a friend or two if you wish! Please be on time!
Please plan your travel to NYC with plenty of extra time.