Sunday, July 15, 2007

The power of youtube: graffiti art lesson idea

I was just thinking about what I could add to my blog that would possibly give some of you out there some ideas. I feel like I have been collecting a lot of resources lately and gather ideas, but have not been contributing.

Last semester I did a graffiti lesson with grade 9 and 12, which ended up being pretty successful. I started the lesson off by showing the class a video about graffiti as an art form. I found this on you tube, and had the person send me the file.



I kept in contact with this person, and he ended up being a great resource for me throughout this unit. He had completed his masters in education, and wrote his thesis on the art of graffiti, so there were many ideas to be shared. I thought this was incredible how i was able communicate with someone from half way around the world about something no one I personally knew was familiar with.

I believe it engaged the students and helped set up the debate between graffiti and vandalism vs. graffiti as an art form. Afterwards I showered a power point of various graffiti artist, techniques, styles, meanings, etc. (If anyone would like a copy of this PowerPoint just let me know).

To start with I had the students create tag names for themselves, but had them first use this site for inspiration and ideas: http://www.graffiticreator.net/index.htm

Anyway, that's all for now! I hope that I have gave someone out there some ideas :)

130 comments:

Shareski said...

You can actually embed the video right into your post..

This link shows you exactly how.
http://anthonysmirror.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-embed-youtube-in-myspace-and.html

The best part of embedding the link is that people are more likely to view it if they can just click the play button.

Brian said...

Talk about engaging students holy crap this is awesome. Great idea, great way to learn about it and I'm sure the kids had fun with it. Brian

AllyKat said...

I teach painting 9-12 grade. I am interested in your powerpoint. Can I get a copy?

Stephanie said...

I would love a copy of your powerpoint to use with my 9-12 art classes.

sueann said...

Hi there, I teach junior high art and I would love to have a copy of your power point.

Thanks,
Sue Ann

smcatrone said...

please email a copy of your powerpoint presentation
our school blocks any videos

ahigggs said...

could you send me your powerpoint i would love to use this as a lesson for my students! Thanks have a blessed day

ahigggs said...

could you send me your powerpoint i would love to do this with my students!

jberd said...

I have been wanting to do a lesson on graffiti but wasnt sure how to go about it..Id love to get a copy of your powerpoint!

jrc273 said...

Thank you for sharing your lesson! I too would love to use your PowerPoint. Thank you tons!

RMason said...

This is a great approach to a unit on graffiti as art.
I'm a trainee teacher and looking forwards to teaching a unit on street art soon (stuffy old fashioned department- it should really shake things up :D)
IF you could send me a copy of the powerpoint I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks for sharing all this :)

Rich

Meagan said...

I am building a lesson plan around Barry McGee, an ART21 graffiti artist, i was wondering if you could send me a copy of your power pt. it would definately be a big help

Meagan said...

here is my email, thank you!

ralbert said...

Would you please send me any resources you have for this unit, including the powerpoint?

Daniel said...

Hi, Would love a copy of the powerpoint. Please send it to dewjackson@gmail.com

thanks.

mrs_lee said...

I would really love a copy of this powerpoint or any related resources you may have and are willing to share! Please email to mrs_lee_art@yahoo.com
Much appreciated!

christi said...

Hi,

I would also love a copy of your powerpoint if you are willng to share.

Thank you so much!

christischimpke@gmail.com

Damiano Lo Nigro said...

i would like a copy of your powerpoint.

Thankyou

Damiano

damiano@live.com.au

tony said...

Would you be willing to send me a copy of your powerpoint? thanks much! duluthcurler@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I would really like a copy of your graffiti powerpoint. i am doing a graffiti unit with my high school students next week and this would really help. please send it to sarahjfitzgibbons@gmail.com

thanks,

sarah

Kelly said...

I would love a copy of your powerpoint and the original file for this video! My email is bubblewrap@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

annie said...

Hi. I would love a copy of your pp presentation. Cheers.
e: frangipaniannie@hotmail.com

Brooke said...

Please send me a copy of your powerpoint. I am doing an afterschool class this year and our theme is Graffiti/Street Art and I need all the resources I can get! Thank you so much for sharing.

lindsey21 said...

I would love to have a copy of the powerpoint for Graffti.

Thanks!
Lindsey Smith
Angleton Texas

newcombe.l said...

I am teaching a unit about Graffiti. I would love a copy of the powerpoint. That would be great.
Thanks

Lesley

newcombe.L@xtra.co.nz

hughesphoto said...

I would like a copy of the power point, looks like lots of activity, great post and thanks for the video link too! Horizon Academy Ocala Florida Middle School Art Lab

aurelle-10 said...

Hi there, I am too doing a unit on graffiti and would really appreciate the powerpoint!
Thanks
maschathuis@gmail.com

WES Art Teacher said...

I am teaching about graffiti with my middle school kids. Can you send me a copy of your PowerPoint?

josie said...

Could I also have a copy of your powerpoint? My email is danjoanneec@yahoo.com
Thank you so much!

RebeccaRC said...

Sounds like a great lesson! For my high school art education course I am doing a curriculum on street art, which I will most likely be teaching during student teaching. If you still have the Power Point would you mind sending it to me? Thank you!

cgirard said...

What a powerful lesson idea. Could you please send me a copy of your powerpoint? It would be greatly appreciated. Please send to girardfamily@sympatico.ca

TR said...

I enjoyed your ideas. Could you send me a copy of your power point / lesson plan? tahara02@aol.com

ricia said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas. Please send me a copy of your powerpoint.pwestcott@peoplepc.com

marteesa63 said...

Can I get a copy of your Powerpoint presentation? Thanks!

nashie72 said...

Awesome job! Would love to get a copy of your powerpoint!

farasidah said...

I would really like a copy of your graffiti power point. i am doing a graffiti lesson with my high school students when school starts next week and this would really help. please send it to farasidah@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

Hello, I am teaching a lesson a graffiti art to some 8th graders, could I possibly get a copy of your powerpoint?
Thanks,
Jessica

Jacob said...

Hey, I would LOVE to see your powerpoint presentation. Anyone have thoughts on doing a unit on graffiti in elementary?

Shannon said...

Hi, great video post - thanks for sharing! Could you please send me your powerpoint? I'm starting a lesson on graffiti art this week and would love to incorporate your ppt into my unit. THANKS! Shannon at shannonpultz@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Hi, great video post - thanks for sharing! Could you please send me your powerpoint? I'm starting a lesson on graffiti art this week and would love to incorporate your ppt into my unit. THANKS! Shannon at shannonpultz@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Hi, great video post - thanks for sharing! Could you please send me your powerpoint? I'm starting a lesson on graffiti art this week and would love to incorporate your ppt into my unit. THANKS! Shannon at shannonpultz@gmail.com

rospor said...

awesome! would you please send me a copy of your presentation?

rospor said...

Please send presentation to roportin@msn.com. Amazingly great idea for the kids' next lessons!

Gemma said...

Am I too late?! I have just ome accross you fantastic lesson idea and would love a copy of your powerpoint presentation.

Thankyou

Adrianne said...

i would love a copy of the power point. Im teaching 3rd-5th graders about street art in an after school program.

thanks!
adrianne

jaime728 said...

Can you please email me a copy of your lesson and powerpoint. I think you have a great idea and would love to share it with my students.

Mr. C said...

I would also appreciate a copy of your PowerPoint. I teach 9th grade social studies.Thanks in advance!

clee said...

Hi. Great idea. Could you please send me the lesson plan for this? Thank you. colleenfsho@yahoo.com

giggles said...

I thought this was great!Could you please send me a copy of your power point.

TA.

Cynthia said...

Hi, thanks for sharing your ideas. I would love a copy of your powerpoint if you could email it to me: cynthia.nalbach@wuhsd.k12.ca.us

chalkydigit said...

Hi
If possible I would love a copy of your powerpoint to share with my students.

Aubrey said...

Like everyone else, I would also love a copy of your powerpoint if that is possible. You can email it to ahetznecker@gmail.com

thanks so much!

jpmerritt said...

I was already planning to do something with graffiti with my students. Will you share your power point with me too? Thanks
jmerritt@bigelow.k12.ar.us

Our Class Blog said...

This is awesome! I would love you to be able to use your ppt with my students. Can you please send it to me? lroberts00@gmail.com

patricenash.blogspot.com said...

I would love to use your powerpoint for my student teaching assignment in a suburban high school. patricenash@gmail.com

patricenash.blogspot.com said...

I would love to use your powerpoint for my student teaching assignment in a suburban high school. patricenash@gmail.com

K said...

I am a fellow art teacher and I would love a copy of your PPT or any other resources that you used to teach this lesson if you don't mind sharing. i think i am going to open the year with graffiti to totally engage the kids. I was searching the web and come across your blog.
My email: kjnosal@gmail.com

THank you! Please let me know if there is anything i can share with you!

Alicia said...

Thanks for the info. Please send me a copy of the powerpoint and any lesson info! I have been teaching a graffiti lesson to middle school kids for the last 4 year and am always adding on. I appreciate it.

Holly said...

Hi-I'm teaching a lesson to middle school students on graffiti art and predominantly stencil graffiti. I'm really interested in your power point if you don't mind sharing it. Thank you!

Mrs. Courtaway said...

Hey, I would love a copy of your powerpoint. Can you send it to me please? Thanks!

Mrs. Courtaway said...

I would really like a copy of your powerpoint, Thanks! Great lesson!

Jessica said...

Could I also have a copy of your powerpoint? thanks you!

westcub1 said...

Could I also get a copy of your powerpoint? It would be a great help to me with my ninth graders! Please send to westcub1@aol.com, thanks so much!

carol said...

Thank you for sharing. I would love a copy of your powerpoint to use with my year 7's. Email: ccroz3@gmail.com

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Edgar and Me said...

I teach Grade 8 art and think that this is a fantastic way to engage the students. I would love a copy of your powerpoint.

Christina said...

I would love a copy of the powerpoint to use in my High School class. thanks

Balance said...

Hi,
I would love to have a copy of your powerpoint.

Thanks!

michellehoogveld@hotmail.com

louise said...

Hi, this looks really interesting. I'm looking to teach something like this to UK Primary children. Any chance of emailing the PPT to me? Thanks for the inspiration so far

louisemkimpton@yahoo.co.uk

Q.Rock639 said...

Thanks for the tips! Please send me the powerpoint as well (bet you're wishing you just posted it online, huh?) Thanks again!!

Roxanne Claire said...

I'd love a copy of your power point. I'm doing a summer program with tweens.

Roxanne Claire said...

I'd love a copy of your powerpoint. I'm teaching a class for upper elementary this summer.

Miss Waters said...

Hi, I am a teacher and was going to try and teach the art vs vandalism graffiti debate in my class. Can I please get the powerpoint you mentioned?

missmiss028@gmail.com

Thanks!

mbhirst said...

me, too. I teach high school art. Suburban urban school. Want to show Exit Through the Gift Shop about Banksy and use your powerpoint (if possible) to introduce to my kids. Have you thought about posting a link for it? or publishing it?
Thanks.
hirstm@district87.org

bottleshopgirl said...

Hi, I am researching graffiti art for a lesson tomorrow and came across your information. Thank you, it has given me a great start! Could I please have a copy of your powerpoint? Thank you for being willing to share your work and resources, its a great thing when teachers all over the world collaborate and share, thank you!
My email is twibgirl@hotmail.com
Regards,
Mia, Tasmania, Australia

Ms.Ridlen said...

Would love to get a copy of your power point...would you mind sharing so I can also use with my art class?

MichaelWPhillips said...

Hi, Is your powerpoint still available - I would love to get a copy for my youth group as we're having a go at graffiti art next week.

Aaron said...

have you though about putting your powerpoint on slideshare? there are a lot of requests for it!I'd like a copy too please...

B said...

Hi there, I run community art workshops for youth and would love a copy of your powerpoint.
My e.mail is brenden48@hotmail.com
Thanks,
Brenden

Leah Van Rees said...

I have a student interested in Graffiti art and I would love a copy of your power point.Thank you so much. Have a great night!

Leah

leahvvr@yahoo.com

emg790 said...

I would LOVE a copy of your powerpoint! I teach high school art and I think they would really enjoy this type of lesson! emg790@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!

Artsmarts said...

Would love that powerpoint! Thanks for the link. (Flanrad@gmail.com)
One more thing to add to my graffiti lesson! Much appreciated!

kara art teacher said...

I'd love a copy! Starting graffiti lesson next week. Mikeandkara@hotmail.com
Thank you!!

ArtGuy said...

Please forward a copy of your powerpoint. I'm a HS art teacher.
jshanzer@jerichoschools.org

Thanks

Wallace said...

Hi there,

Can i please have a copy of the powerpoint too! really looking forward to teaching this to my year 8s.

Thank you!!!

Cheryl

z3220303@student.unsw.edu.au

Wallace said...

Hi there,

Can i please have a copy of the powerpoint too! really looking forward to teaching this to my year 8s.

Thank you!!!

Cheryl

z3220303@student.unsw.edu.au

momavarh said...

Hello,

I would love a copy of your Powerpoint - Helping some High School students paint a set for their production of RENT, really digging into social, cutlural and political aspects of graffiti on the Lower East Side during the 80's. They want to leave their own mark on the set!

thanks,

Jenni
jennimd@mac.com

lynchalive said...

Hey Nickster

I'm going to compliment the hip hop dance i'm teaching with graffiti art, have kids in each dance group create a graffiti title which represents what they are trying to convey. I'd love a copy of your PPT. Thanks

lynchalive said...

Hey Nickster

I'm going to compliment the hip hop dance i'm teaching with graffiti art, have kids in each dance group create a graffiti title which represents what they are trying to convey. I'd love a copy of your PPT. Thanks

ellied said...

hey I am doing work experience at the moment teaching kids aged 14-18 I am going to be doing a graffiti workshop with them
wud love a look at your powerpoint for some inspiration!
thx
elliedowney@ymail.com

staceys said...
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staceys said...

Please can you send me a copy of your powerpoint. Thank you. staceystokoe@googlemail.com

Missy said...

Hi! I'm going to be teaching Graffiti to 9-12 graders next week. Can you send me your ppt slides? I'd be happy to do a trade with what I've created as well!
Thank you
struykma@hsd401.org

Missy said...

Hi! I'm going to be teaching Graffiti to 9-12 graders next week. Can you send me your ppt slides? I'd be happy to do a trade with what I've created as well!
Thank you
struykma@hsd401.org

CWalker said...

Hi there
I'd really appreciate a copy of your powerpoint. The motivation you used with your class sounds amazing. Im guna pinch a few ideas. Thanks heaps
jackandcarren@gmail.com

Shine said...

Hi,
Teaching junior high art and I am very interested in the powerpoint. Can I please have a copy??
Kish

Alicia Byron Hall said...

I would be extremely interested in learning more about this as I will becteachibg art and would like to use banksy as an opener please email me the PowerPoint Alicia.hall@sd76.ab.ca

Alicia Byron Hall said...

I would be extremely interested in learning more about this as I will becteachibg art and would like to use banksy as an opener please email me the PowerPoint Alicia.hall@sd76.ab.ca

Senor.Fisher said...

Yeah, if you can, hook me up with that powerpoint as well!
grantf@ualberta.ca

KB said...

I would love a copy of your PowerPoint on Graffiti! Could you please send me a copy?

Sweetart1020 said...
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Sweetart1020 said...

This is awesome! Pleae send me the powerpoint! fims.ssummers@gmail.com

efieldhouse said...

Hello. This is a wonderful introduction into graffiti art. I discussed this with my drawing class and they were all engaged and excited. Would you mind sending me a copy of your powerpoint?
Thanks in advance!

efieldhouse said...

This is a wonderful way to introduce students to graffiti. I started talking with my students about doing a graffiti lesson and they were all engaged and excited. Would you mind sending me a copy of your powerpoint?
Thank you.

Melody said...

Would I be able to get this powerpoint? Thank you so much! Awesome job :)

Shannon Smoot said...

Would love a copy of your powerpoint and additional resources for this unit.

I also work with high school students in a life skills communication class and this would be perfect!

shannon@youthcommunityservice.org

Thanks!!!

Taylor Strode said...
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Taylor Strode said...

I teach a similar project to my Art 1 class and am looking for a fresh spin. would you please send your powerpoint. Phunklove13@gmail.com Thanks

J.Ohsfeldt said...
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J.Ohsfeldt said...

I teach Jr/High School Art, and we are right in the middle of our "Graffiti Art Unit". I would love a copy of your powerpoint!! Thanks! johsfeldt@gmail.com

Row said...

Hi I teach high school secondary 5 and we are just about to start a unit on Graffiti. I would really appreciate a copy of your power point.
rp2031@hotmail.com
Thanks so much

Daphne and Alejandro said...

Hi there, I am definitely interested in your powerpoint. I would love to have a copy. I am trying to empower a group of youngsters here on st. Maarten in the caribbean and i think a graffiti project would help!
Thanks so much,
Greetings from a sunny St. Maarten
daphneprevoo@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Hello, I am a student-teacher planning a unit on graffiti art. I would really appreciate if you could send me a copy of the powerpoint you've put together. Thanks

Leanne Benn-Majzner said...

I am planning a graffiti lesson for year 9 students. This is very engaging. Please could I have a copy of your powerpoint sent to benleas@carmel.wa.edu.au
Thanks so much :)

kmay said...

Do you think the powerpoint would be appropriate for 6-8th graders? If so could you send it to me? kelliermay@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Kellie

Sarah Hubel-March said...

I'd love to see the powerpoint for this! If you could share that would be great!

Sarahhubel@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Sarah Hubel-March said...

I'd love to see the powerpoint for this! If you could share that would be great!

Sarahhubel@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Ms. Ohlms said...

I would love a copy of your powerpoint. I teach middle school art and we have done a graffiti project the past couple years. Would love outside help. Thank you.

Matthew Modley said...

Hey man, great ideas. I would love a copy of the powerpoint!

Matthew Modley said...

Hey man, great ideas. I would love a copy of the powerpoint!

Matthew Modley said...

Hey man, great ideas. I would love a copy of the powerpoint!

nilda alecio said...

Hey, this sounds awesome! I'm actually trying to facilitate a street art club in the after school program at the middle school that I work at. If I could use your power point that would be amazing and I would be very grateful. I, myself, haven't done street art but I believe this could be a great learning experience for the kids and me.

nalecio09@yahoo.com

Thank you

artistjudy said...

Please email your PPT!
artistjmk@comcast.net

I am creating a new lesson for my 8th graders.

hannah canel said...

I'd love to have a copy of your powerpoint. In France and teaching English.
Merci d'avance.

Mrs. H said...

Nicole,
Would you mind sharing your ppt with me? I'm planning a project for my drawing students!
Thank you for sharing!
Mrs. H

MRodich said...

I would like to have a copy of your powerpoint. Please email it to me.
mrodich@austinsd.net

Thanks for sharing.

Jonathan_P. said...

Hey great post. Would love a copy of your Powerpoint! jp3050@nyu.edu thanks!

Eric Bland said...

would love to see your powerpoint. am i too late? this post is from 2007.

joannelaranang@hotmail.com

thanks!

Orangeline2Stonybrook said...

Can you send me a copy?
monestime.michael@gmail.com

JemArt said...

May I please have a copy of the Powerpoint presentation?

jemart1953@GMail.com

Thank you