Graffiti Style Name Designs

Guess what? Just as we transitioned to remote learning in the spring of 2020, the trimester changed! That means the 100 kids I had been teaching daily for 12 weeks moved on to their next exploratory class, (health,) and a new team of 95 students started art… REMOTELY! Teaching art remotely is tough enough, but it was especially hard making meaningful connections with students I had never met face-to-face. This lesson was a cool and personal way for me to get familiar with something really personal to them: their name! When our district voted to start the 2020-2021 school year completely remotely, I knew this lesson would be a winner once again. The students did not disappoint!

I based the project on this GREAT video , (“Positive Word Graffiti Art”) by Rebecca Speech on the Artsonia website.

We also watched a few videos on Street Artists like Banksy and on the evolution of Graffiti and its ascension beyond the label of “vandalism”.

I adapted the structure of Rebecca’s lesson to make this a name design and created a packet with step-by-step visual instructions.

HERE IS THE PACKET: Graffiti Name Design

Feel Free to edit the packet to suit your remote learning needs, but if you adapt my materials, please credit me and http://www.amslerartroom.wordpress.com when sharing pictures of the results.

Please also credit Rebecca Speech for her video inspiration.

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