During the graffiti workshop the children are asked to reflect on self-representation and how they see themselves as graffiti artist. The workshop explores the graffiti art from different point of view, investiganti the meaning and the objectives of graffiti art, as well as experimenting with various techniques, styles, and subjects.
Each individual graffiti project starts with some brain storming and few sketches. Following the tradition of the graffiti artists, each participant creates a preparation sketch that includes every detail of the final work. In a second step, the participant will create the big format graffiti work.
Children work individually as well as in group during a time of at least two weeks.
Each workshop ends with an exhibition, an event, and maybe an hip-hop dance. The participants are actively involved in the organisation and are in charge of creating and writing the invitations to the event.
We explore different forms of graffiti works, and the Tag Wall is the perfect occasion to create a group work that includes also the youngest kids. The Tag Wall focuses on the meaning of words and what professional graffiti artists can express with little space and few words.
SPIDERMAN Comics and superheros are also a source of inspiration for many kids and their graffiti works. The graffiti workshop is often connected to the comics workshop, where kids learn how to create, draw, and conceive their own comic.
At the beginning of the workshop each kid is asked to choose his or her own "Graffiti artist name or alias" which will appear also in their graffiti work. We also discuss the various reasons why graffiti artists works anonymously.