Is graffiti ‘art’ or just a mess?
Who does graffiti and why do they do it?
If you saw someone doing graffiti near your home, how would you feel about it and why?
When and where do you think most graffiti is done?
Does the location of the graffiti determine whether it is considered art or vandalism?
Can you think of a time when graffiti could be considered antisocial?
Who was the first graffiti artist to be considered an 'artist'?
How might the materials used to perform graffiti have changed over history?
What are the different types of graffiti?
How have the types of graffiti have changed throughout history?
Can you draw your own piece of artistic graffiti?
Instead of a story today, you could hold a debate in your classroom, discussing whether graffiti is art or just a mess!
Once you have developed opinions and points of view for both sides, write a discussion text about it.
This is a perfect opportunity to look at some of the work by the graffiti artist ‘Banksy’ to help your discussion.
You could also consider the questions in the Question time challenge.
Can you insert the correct punctuation into the paragraph below?
In my opinion graffiti if done in the right place can be considered art For example a designated place within a city where artists gather
However if the graffiti is unwanted perhaps on somebodys house or garden fence it can certainly be called antisocial behaviour
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
Graffiti can be called art because sometimes it looks nice.
Graffiti can look a mess if it is done in the wrong place. Graffiti can be offensive.