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. This video was originally made on the Artsonia website, but is now restricted. The link here will take to you the version Rebecca posted on Youtube!

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

NOTE: The Artsonia video link on the cover of the packet is no longer valid. Use the link above!

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

Please also credit Rebecca Speech for her video inspiration.

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