Class Activity Term 2 / 9-10

What is Graffiti Art / Street Art vs Vandalism?

In the opinion of George C. Stowers Prof. Goldman Phil 651 Aesthetics Fall 1997 he comments that, “Graffiti in the form of spraycan art is art. It has form, color, and other base properties as well as an arrangement of these elements into structures that qualify it aesthetically as being art. Just doing something with spraypaint might make it graffiti, but it does not necessarily qualify it as art or graffiti art. In addition, when the spraycan art is analyzed according to the artist's intention and value to audience, there is even more evidence to suggest that it is genuine art. The only obstacle that has hindered the general acceptance of graffiti art is its location and presentation. However, the instances of acceptance of graffiti art by the art world shows that conventional methods of presentation are not all that matters in determining if something is art. And graffiti art is not to be disqualified as art simply because it might appear unsolicited. In short, graffiti in the form of spray can art is art like any other work that might be found in a gallery or a museum.”


Unit: “What is Graffiti Art / Street Art vs Vandalism?” The Practices

Year: 9-10

Time: 9-10 Weeks (Approx)



 Class Activities

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Art making

Students learn to:



Students helped move stuff and organise my Art room. Renovations and other stuff happening.

04/02/10 - 08/02/10

04/02/10 Students helped clean and move stuff - some students have looked online to print off assignment 1. Maddi, Prue and Kirsty. 08/02/10 Students helped clean and move stuff.


Students helped clean and move stuff - We looked online to print off assignment 1 and explained by looking at Becks Website.



Student present Bec, Prue, Maddi, Kristy and Hopkins. Student missing JordanThursell.


Kirsty,Bec,Maddi,Rachel and Prue present. Jordan absent today. Students went through one period of Simryn Gill and studied why it relates to the assignment. Students answer questions 1-3 of the art critisim. Students understand how the assignment should be created.

2D Pencil Drawing/


Free Websites

24/02/10 - 30/02/10

Students continued with their assignment and websites. For those who do not have Internet at home they needed more time here at school.


Glass House Trip - Maddi, Prue, Rachel, Bec and Kirsty

(watch videos before you read the assignment)

Bristol Bansky City ‎‏‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‎‎‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‏‏‏‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‏‎‏‎‏‏‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‎‏‏‏‏‎‏‎‏‏‎‏‎‎‎‏‎‏‏‎‎‏‏‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‏

Bansky Pokes Fun at the Artworld

  • Students will investigate Graffiti Art as an art form.                
  • Students will investigate graffiti and decide if it is an art form.



reflect on and   interpret actions and choices, and document these in their diaries

make images and objects (artworks) that approximate an approach to artistic practice

make artworks using a range of 2D, including drawing, 3D and/or 4D forms, materials and   techniques and various investigations of the world

Using imagination /practicing artist practice



Critical / Historical

Students learn about:


Artwise questions

Homework questions

  1. Students Study Symrn Gill and Shona Wilson completing given Homework
  2. Study and read Symrn Gill and Shona Wilson in Artwise 1/2. Answer the questions.

 subjective, structural, cultural and postmodern approaches to making artworks