The objective of this lesson is for students to design original pieces of graffiti-inspired artwork and incorporate the principles of design into their art.
Graffiti began as an art movement that focused on social and political messages and has become an established genre of artistic expression. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions. Graffiti art has a way of reflecting an artistic identity and message without having the problematic issues of branding.
Graffiti-inspired artwork has made its way into music. Many musicians, including Led Zeppelin, The Beastie Boys, Chris Brown, and Green Day, have used graffiti-inspired artwork for their album art.
Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.
Students should watch the provided videos and discuss if they think graffiti is a form of art.