Students learned about urban art and social responsibility while creating a graffiti-style "tag." Students first learned about the history of graffiti and then discussed the controversy surrounding it -- is it vandalism or is it art? After looking at a multitude of popular graffiti artists' work, students looked at and emulated four popular styles of lettering including: bubble letters, block letters, wildstyle and calligraffiti. Students were then invited to design a signature (tag) using lettering of their own design.
The 6th grade students are currently working on their own personal mandala. Students first used a protractor and compass to create a perfect circle and divide their circle into 12 sections. Then, they added concentric circles inside the first circle. Students began adding designs in black pen, focusing on radial symmetry.
Bateman Art Department