Graffiti is a huge movement in art and is extremely controversial. Students are passionate about the topic and it makes for lively class discussion. This lesson can be used for upper middle school through high school students.
This lesson includes the following:
*4 page lesson plan that includes learning objectives, steps for production, aesthetics & criticism, examples of student work, and links to websites for further learning.
*17 slide Power Point (PP Doc and PDF) introducing street art, graffiti, and reverse graffiti (environmentally-based graffiti). PP Doc includes two (2) embedded files of videos, one for each art style
*14 slide Power Point (PP Doc an PDF) introducing Banksy
*Article and accompanying worksheet for students to give their opinion about graffiti and street art (including the illegal nature of it)
I use this every semester in my painting class (though it can be used in many different classes). It's a really fun project and one of my students' favorites!