Year 5 – Graffiti in School!

Last week, Cedar and Laurel did some graffiti with the artist Stephen Lamb (Lamby). First of all we discussed whether we thought graffiti was art or vandalism. It was really interesting to hear people’s different opinions. Some people thought it depended on where the graffiti was done and others thought it depended more on what was being drawn or written. After our discussion, we used the Ipads to research different types of graffiti – there are 7 types!

Lamby then took use out in groups and gave us our own blank canvas. He took us one at a time to spray our canvases in a colour of our choice to create the background to our artwork. Whilst we were waiting we looked through folders containing some of Lamby’s work and played Jenga. Once our backgrounds were spayed, we chose a stencil we would like to use and what colour spray paint we would spray it in – there were lots to choose from! Carefully, we placed the stencil over our background and sprayed over it which left a coloured print.

We all thought graffiti would be really easy but we were all surprised at how difficult it was! You have to have lots of creative ideas to be a graffiti artist. Lamby has his own job as a graffiti artist and he is very skilled which we think would take years to learn and perfect! All of Year 5 had a great time making our graffiti canvases and we are very proud of our work.
Some of our artwork will be selected to go on display around school so make sure you keep your eyes peeled! Below is a photograph of all of our masterpieces.

Thank you so much Lamby for using your time to teach us how to be graffiti artists!

Report written by Sienna and Charlotte

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