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Is Graffiti Art?
Art Appreciation Discussion
Using the piece above, we answered the following questions:
- What do you see? Colours?
Lines? Shapes? Values? Space?
- What makes up the image?
- What is your personal and emotional response to
- What would you do to change the piece? Why?
Fast Forward Magazine Article
"War on graffiti meets resistance" by
Jeremy Klaszus (September
The article presented a very
about graffiti – that
the city is cracking down on businesses that open their walls to graffiti artists,
even though this does not actually qualify as graffiti according to the city's
the following questions after reading this article.
- Do you agree that graffiti
hurts everyone? Why or why not?
- How much does the city spend in removing graffiti? It is a necessary
- What is the fine for painting on public property without permission?
Do you think it’s fair? Why or why not?
- Explain what is meant by “the city is contradicting itself”.
- Is it fair that the bill for cleaning up graffiti goes to the business
owner? Why or why not.
- Why do you think the city charges the business owners for the
clean up of graffiti, especially if the owner does not want the graffiti
- In your opinion, what should happen if businesses continue to
- What is Urban Youth Worx? Do you agree with the program? Why or
- How would “cultivating a positive youth culture” save
a lot of tax dollars?
- Is Karen Hirl’s statement about graffiti spreading like
cancer fair? Why or why not?
- Find out what “anarchist” means. Do you think it’s fair
that graffiti is called by some people an “anarchist for of revolution”?
Why or why not?
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