Graffiti & Style-Writing
Workshops and Residencies
Grades: 6-12 | Program Length: 45 minute sessions | Cost: Variable by number of visits and classrooms
Availability: September – May
From its uniquely urban inception to its current place in modern museum collections and massive street art exhibitions, the culture and style of graffiti has revolutionized the art world and been adopted / co-opted by pop culture and marketing campaigns worldwide. Teaching artists work with classroom educators to customize an outreach program for students. From single day workshops to multi-visit residencies, the program focuses the visual language of graffiti style-writing, from the basics of techniques, caps, colors, kinds of paint, and general styles of lettering to advanced fill-ins, mural-esque backgrounds, and discussion on (in)famous contemporary artists and connections to hip-hop and pop culture. Workshops and residencies can also be structured around the creation of colorful, site-specific murals on school grounds. Contact Rivers of Steel to customize a residency—in-person, onsite, or virtual!