Stencil Art Project
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Students will learn about the genre and history of Urban art known as graffiti and street art and the artists that
create it.
Students will learn the difference between vandalism and art
Students will learn and demonstrate an understanding of the technique referred to as Stencil Art
Students will create an original stencil design and use it to reproduce prints.
Resources:
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Scholastic Art Magazine, April/May 2011, Urban Art: Working with Ideas
www.StencilRevolution.com - Artist Bios and tutorials
Work sheet for “Reading about Artist”
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPDpBfGNSgg
Materials:
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Manila folder/scrap railboard
Cutting mat
Craft knife/Xacto
Paint/Spray Paint
Brush/Roller
Chalk
Paper, fabric, etc.
Procedures:
1. Students will watch video article about Banksy on YouTube (10 minutes)
2. Students will learn about other Urban Street Artist by reading a variety of articles from www.stencilrevolution.com.
Students will complete a worksheet about the article they have read.
3. Students will learn about Stencil Art, working with positive and negative shapes, closure, where to get their ideas;
appropriation, Graphic Design.
4. Students will brainstorm and design a stencil by sketching in their sketchbooks. They will make decisions about what
will be positive and negative, cut out or remain.
5. Students will enlarge their design on the board by drawing with graphite.
6. Students will use a cutting mat and cutting tool to cut out the design to create a stencil.
7. Student will use stencil, paint and applicator/brush to create artwork.
Resources:
www.stencilrevolution.com, www.streetartutopia.com, www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPDpBfGNSgg,
www.warholfoundation.org/, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PowerPoint-Banksy-and-stenciltechnique-113439 (powerpoint tweaked)