Moving this beautiful art form forward has a lot to do with education. I've been blessed with many opportunities to teach so many people from so many backgrounds what graffiti and street art are all about. From kids in high school looking to express themselves to web devlopers looking to break out of the box, I've been able to help people face their fears and embrace spray paint as a unique and fulfilling medium.
I'm always open to new and unique teaching opportunities. Contact me if your school or organization could use a breath of fresh air.
Graffiti The Art Form (session 1) is an introductory 7 week class series where students learn the history, styles, and traditions of graffiti writing. Through discussions, video presentations, and a vast library of books, graffiti’s significant past is instilled into the minds of our students. The on-going dialogue is designed to stimulate questions, challenge misconceptions, and ultimately gain a greater understanding and appreciation for this ever-evolving art form.
Students are taught through repetition and practice the basic foundations for writing. Students are shown how to develop and enhance an individual hand-style tag, the first and most important step of becoming a writer. Then we cover how to create a throw-up, including the fill in and outline. Finally, we walk trough how to paint a straight letter and a softie or bubble letter piece.
Throughout the course, students learn how to conceptualize their ideas on paper and transfer them onto a wall with the use of spray paint. This on-going process helps students sharpen their skills and acquire a greater understanding about scale, proportion, and can control. The goal of the first session of Graffiti The Art Form to gain a greater joy and appreciation for the art, to be inspired, to inspire others, and to glimpse into the world of graffiti writing a natural form of human expression.
Community art is expression that positively affects and inspires a local region. Here are just a few examples of Mr Maxx Moses's public art projects across the country and all over the world.
"Concrete Alchemy is the first tour of a group of visual artists visiting four major urban centers on the East Coast. These artists, who are major driving forces in pushing the limits of contemporary urban arts, were carefully selected. Their work dictates the direction of future developments in graffiti and street art." (source)
"Peter K and Pose2 of Albus Cavus participated in creation of sculpture titled “Bummer” by Myk Henry, an Irish artist living in New York. A crew of 12 people flew in from around the world and built this colossal art work from scratch out in the desert for Burning Man" (source)
"La Entrada is a collaborative art project in personal spaces. The project is infused as murals and art workshops throughout the new landscape rising in San Diego, California. The project actively cultivates culture in the community and is a reflection of social change. The core mural pieces are embedded on the new architectural development in Logan Heights. The different visual elements redefine traditions by creating a hybrid culture and universal identity. La Entrada's designs have a meaningful approach that speaks with the people's language and is meant to mobilize the community in a new, creative direction."