• “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up  with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile...” -Banksy 

    Learn ALL about Street Art. its history, culture, its many aspects of art making, hear from local street artists, and even get the opportunity to paint a summer mural! 


    The Street ED Academy, taught by New York-born,  Portland-based artist and muralist Adam Brock Ciresi, is a comprehensive opportunity to extend the many facets of Street Art to PPS students. 

    Register to participate in the 



    • Participant students will be exposed to a variety of methods of street art: spray paint to wheat paste, performance to text, stickers to installations, and everything in between.  


    • Students will learn about Street Art history locally, regionally, and internationally, 


    • Understand the social and cultural aspects of artwork placement in the public realm and the permitting processes. 


    • Some classes will feature presentations and discussions with prominent Street Artists. 


    • Students will have the opportunity to make work in the streets, and connect with outdoor mural projects for the summer.  The final week will give students the opportunity to connect with outdoor mural  projects for the summer.  



    Session 1- Tuesday, April 27, from 4:15pm-5:30pm

    Session 2- Tuesday, May 4, from 4:15pm-5:30pm

    Session 3- Tuesday, May 11, from 4:15pm-5:30pm

    Session 4- Tuesday, May 18, from 4:15pm-5:30pm

    Session 5- Tuesday, May 25, from 4:15pm-5:30pm

    Session 1 

    Class Overview/Introduction 

    What is and can be considered street art? 

    Discuss different artistic disciplines of street art 

    Look through graffiti artists and get familiar with different styles 

    Session 2 

    Street art as multidisciplinary 

    Performance, poster art, sticker art, guerilla art, subversive art, wheat pasting, sculpture, flash  mobs, poetry, environmental art, activist art, etc. 

    Street art as forum and public conversation 

    Session 3 

    Local mural artists and their works 

    Local history on murals 

    Look at the work of PSAA 

    Students spend time with the building/s they’d like to art on, thinking about the neighborhood,  community inclusion, researching any applicable history or information relevant to the area, and  begin sketching artwork to mock up  

    Session 4 

    Street art as community building 

    Murals and street art tied to social and revolutionary movements 

    Finish mural and/or collaborative street art work mock up 

    Discussions on artwork placement, how it is conversation with the building, the area,  neighborhood, etc 

    Session 5 

    All the legal stuff with street art in Portland - Permitting 

    Conversations with business and building owners 

    Grant funding applications 

    Neighborhood intersection street painting opportunities 

    Students will fill out grant funding/permitting applications to submit their mock up mural work  to RACC if they choose to do so! 

    Saturday, May 22nd - Optional Session: “Saturday Community Building Session for Students Mural Painting”

    Hosted at Ethos Music Center on Saturday May 22nd - Meeting and group conversation with community leaders and prominent guest artists to discuss the community-based mural PPS students are encouraged to participate in for the summer mural painting internship!

    This community building session will be hosted at Ethos’s outside space, therefore is subject to change, depending on COVID-19, weather, etc. COVID safety protocols will be in place and should be observed. Parking will be available and Lunch will be provided. 



    Pre-Registration is Required. Slots are very limited.

    Go to this link to register NOW!: http://bit.ly/StreetED-Reg



    Deadline to submit your Registration is Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. You will be notified by April 23rd, 2021 of your acceptance into this event. 


    Register NOW for the VIRTUAL STREET ED ACADEMY! 


    Hosted by the PPS Office of Career & Technical Education.

    In partnership with:



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