Each Where Art Lives class flows differently depending on the needs and interests of everyone involved.
Below is an outline of the Where Art Lives curriculum. Contact Todd Berman firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Imagine ourselves as property owners in San Francisco and design signs for our businesses and organizations.
- Explore self expression.
- Everyone gets a sketchbook to begin to develop their personal styles.
- Homework: observe what’s painted on the public walls in your neighborhood.
- Examine examples of street art and develop a vocabulary to describe it.
- Discuss how different types of street art and graffiti can affect the mood of a neighborhood.
- Learn some drawing techniques.
- Spend time drawing and reflecting.
- Homework: keep drawing!
- What are facts around vandalism laws and artist rights in San Francisco?
- How can we identify the difference between public art, illegal graffiti, and advertising?
- Begin final project. Students work together to decide how they think their neighborhood should be decorated.
- Homework: talk to people in your community about what values they would like to see promoted.
- Students design and draw the neighborhood they would like to live in. They design murals they would put on the sides of their property.
- Photograph the finished art and share it with the world.