Part 1: Street Art Discussion
In continuing with our discussion on street art, we are going to watch part of the film: Exit Through The Gift Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqVXThss1z4
While there are a handful of street art films out there, this one captures some of the most famous ones from the early 2000s (Banksy, Shepard Fairy, Space Invader, etc. ) who helped bring it to the mainstream.
We will watch the first 45 minutes of the film and answer five questions afterward and post in a Google doc.
Questions (answer in complete sentences.)
1: The person filming the actions of the street artist captures the evidence of illegal activity (vandalizing, trespassing); should this evidence be allowed in a court of law?
2. Last class, I asked if you consider street art was vandalism. Has watching this film changed your opinion?
3. During this film, Banksy commits sensational happenings (pranks, performances). Would you consider these works of art? Why or why not? Defend your answer.
4. I'm going to assume that most street artists aren't making any money from their work; what do you think compels them to invest the time and money to make the art?
5. What part of the film stuck out the most for you? Why?
Part 2: 2-Point Perspective Drawing
So the good news is, you get to create your own buildings! So the street art you will be making on that building will be completely 100% legal.
Project: Create a draft of a 2-point perspective building that you will eventually add street art.
Supplies: Pencil, eraser, ruler (or something to make a straight like a book), and A4 paper.
1. Create a building using the 2 point perspective method. Go here for step-by-step instruction. http://www.mrbobart.com/2010/09/2-point-perspective-pen-and-ink.html
It might be easier to follow along with the video.
2. Only create three buildings. one in the front, one in the back left, and one back right. The first building should be overlapping. Watch the video I've attached.
3. Add details like a sidewalk, windows, doors, street, trees, etc.
4. Take a photo and upload it to Classroom.
5. Think of your street art ideas and concepts that will cover the building(s).
Additional links to work by my former students.
Selected Student Outcomes: