Thursday, April 10, 2014

5th grade Graffiti Cityscapes




These graffiti cityscapes by 5th graders were showcased at our 2014 art show. The first step was to paint the skylines with our knowledge of tints. The following class, students used Styrofoam printing plates to make the brick walls. I pre-made about 5 or 6 of these to save time and materials. The brick walls were printed onto gray paper in most cases (some students requested a colored paper and wanted to use black ink). Then each student got to work designing his/her name in a unique font style.....the name designs were cut out and glued on top of the brick walls using liquid glue. Then came the final assembly - the brick wall was trimmed of excess paper and placed below the skyline. You can't use liquid glue behind a print, so these were adhered using a glue-stick! 









*These were inspired by a fellow art teacher. You can find her post at Ms. Elfers Art Room.


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  1. Amazing job Laura! I like all the elements you incorporated and the overall look is great.

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    1. Thanks, Hope!! I was pretty impressed as well :) Fun project for sure.....

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  2. Love these! What a fabulous and fresh name art project.

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    1. Thanks, Rina!! I am glad you like it :)

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