In hopes of disbarring the myth that Graffiti is just vandalism, COTC strives to allow artists to tell their story through our Hip Hop arts traditions. This project will attract people of all ages and ability who have been inspired by graffiti and would like to try their own hand at it with an opportunity to learn. In a casual atmosphere, surrounded by art, this project teaches graffiti painting basics such as how to shake and prepare cans, the difference between the types of size tips, cans, and spray paints and their uses. Students will also learn how to make thin and fat lines, how to fade the paint as well as to write their name in graffiti. Students sketch and fill in with colors, outline and design their signature. The project will provide 1-2 hour classes once a week for 4 weeks! By the end of the session our aim is for our participates to produce a fantastic piece of art work, gain self esteem and express their own creativity and story! COTC highlights street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement by providing an open, safe & free paint session, urban arts apprenticeship for youth (free or small fee) and workshops by renown local street artists.
We are fortunate to have local artist instructor, and community leader, Lito Aguinaga sharing his perspective this year. We are also excited to partner with Phan's Asian Cuisine Restaurant who are providing the location of the project.! Event is free to the public and first come first serve! Urban Art Project by Child of this Culture Foundation is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.