READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Artist: Greg Lamarche
Teaching Artist: Patricia A Barrera
Assistant: Christine Rhodes
Site: Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Roberto Clemente Middle School)
MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA
About the Project
Reading Between the Lines (RBTL) is a project developed by Mural Arts to highlight some of the core design elements – color, line, value, pattern, and typography – that are inherent in graffiti art.
Through classroom, and on-site interventions with professional artists, youth learn the theory and application of these design elements.
Through classroom lessons and activities students:
explored the history of graffiti art in America and specifically Philadelphia
learned about the cultural context of the birth, and development of graffiti
learned about graffiti and its rules and terms
learned about typography and its rules and terms
learned to interpret and communicate meaning through graffiti art
created their own glyph by exploring 100 different styles
created their own collage font inventory
created their own letters (Handwriting Style)
explored and experimented with different graffiti tools
learned about graffiti artists, specifically Greg Lamarche and his process.