GRAFFITI AND POP CULTURE
Tyendinaga Public School students explored their relationship to Pop Culture at activity stations. Music, Animation, Video Games and Magazines were used as starting points to develop personal symbols and styles in the form of "characters" and "tags" on sticker paper.
In small groups, they designed and spray painted a portion of a 40 foot long Canvas Mural on the theme of Art in the Future. They discussed the effect of art on culture and made distinctions between art and vandalism.
A practical experience of archeology or social science was accomplished while looking at their own living culture from the inside out. Value was placed on where to draw the line. Material Sciences also played a part as students discovered how to use new mediums of expression constructively.
Artist: Nell Casson