“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.
STREET ED VIRTUAL ACADEMY
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS:
- 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
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
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
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
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
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.
HOW TO REGISTER?
Pre-Registration is Required. Slots are very limited.
Go to this link to register NOW!: http://bit.ly/StreetED-Reg
DEADLINE TO REGISTER?
Deadline to submit your Registration is Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. You will be notified by April 23rd, 2021 of your acceptance into this event.
Hosted by the PPS Office of Career & Technical Education.
In partnership with:
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