Graffiti

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Drammen is a city with a lot of graffiti and street art, and we have got one of Norway's largest legal graffiti walls down by the harbor. But what is graffiti? And what is street art?

The students get a small introduction to some of the existential visual expressions in the public space, but with a focus on the original, namely graffiti. Graffiti is simply pure writing. We look at how the writing first became part of the cityscape in the USA, and how this spread to Norway. We will consider different types of graffiti, fonts, and the students will learn to build their own "piece" in the workshop afterwards. We want the students to become more aware of what is found in various non-commercial expressions in the public space, as a counterweight to advertising that otherwise visually characterizes the city. One goal is for students to learn to "read" these artifacts. Then it can be more exciting to walk around the city! The streets become like a free gallery! 

There may be changes in the program with regard to the infection control rules.

Junior high school, 8th grade

Municipalities: Drammen

Contact person
Hilde Julsrud: 48 95 75 43
formidling@drammens.museum.no

Orientation meeting for teachers

Discontinued on known programs.

Practical information

  • For whom: 8th step in Drammen
  • Duration: 1h 30 min
  • What: dialogue-based communication with PowerPoint, and creative work in the workshop
  • Method: dialogue, creative workshop

This is an offer through The Cultural Schoolbag, which means that attendance is mandatory.

Anchoring in the Curriculum

  • After 10th grade
  • Arts and crafts: -visualize form using freehand drawing.-analyze how identity and place belonging are communicated
    in art and integrate cultural references in their own creative work
  • Our goal: Get to know graffiti and street art. Look at different techniques and tools.
    Create your own work in our workshop, inspired by what we have looked at.

Before the museum visit

  • Prepare students for their visit to the museum. Talk a bit about how to behave as a visitor to galleries and museums.
  • Talk to students about what graffiti is? What is StreetArt? Have they seen any street art in their local area?

After the museum visit

  1. Practice writing their name in different graffiti styles. Go to YouTube and watch more instructional videos.
  2. Make an exhibition of the "piece" you made at the museum.
  3. Make street art in the schoolyard! In this way, one can leave positive traces in one's immediate environment. Here are some tips: All students knit a patch each, which is sewn together and forms a blanket for a bench, possibly they sew together around a tree, bike rack, etc. Weave thread, cloth strips into metal fences around the schoolyard.
  4. Go in and find street art from Drammen and the whole world inside this map: https://drammen.streetartcities.com/

The cultural schoolbag Drammens Museum autumn 2021

Roadmap Graffiti, 8th step Drammen and Frydenhaug

Contact person
Hilde Julsrud: 48 95 75 43
formidling@drammens.museum.no

Change of day and time must go through the contact person at Drammens Museum.-
Brandtsgård buss AS: 93 49 86 78

Buses are ordered by the museum to the schools that are furthest away. Bus picks up at school approx. 20 minutes before the program starts at the museum.

Scheduled time applies to arrival and departure Drammens Museum, Marienlyst.

-Last updated 23.11.21 HSJ

Tue 23.nov
0900 - 1030 Svensedammen (26)
1130 - 1300 Svensedammen. The learning workshop (11)

Wed Nov 24
0900 - 1030 Gulskogen (30) NOT BUS
1030 - 1200 Gulskogen (28) NOT BUS
1200 - 1330 Gulskogen (30) NOT BUS

Thurs 25 Nov.
0900 - 1030 Montessori (14) DO NOT BUS
1130 - 1300 Frydenhaug (8 + 7)

Mon Nov 29
0900 - 1030 Børresen (32) NOT BUS
1130 - 1300 Børresen (26) NOT BUS

Tue Nov 30
0900 - 1030 Børresen (29) NOT BUS
1130 - 1300 Børresen (30) NOT BUS

Wed Dec 01
0900 - 1030 Svensedammen (25)
1030 - 1200 Svensedammen (25)
1200 - 1330 Svensedammen (24)

Tors. Dec 2
0900 - 1030 Svensedammen (25) 1030 - 1200 Svensedammen ()
1200 - 1330 Svensedammen (25)

Mon Dec 06
0900 - 1030 Svensedammen (26)
1130 - 1300 Kjøsterud (24)

Tue 07. dec
0900 - 1030 Kjøsterud (25)
1130 - 1300 Kjøsterud (25)

Wed Dec 08
0900 - 1030 Kjøsterud (24)
1030 - 1200 Kjøsterud (24)
1200- 1330 Welcome class Kjøsterud (20) (8th-10th step)

Tors 09. dec
0900 - 1030 Marienlyst (16) NOT BUS
1130 - 1300 Marienlyst (17) NOT BUS

Mon Dec 13
0900 - 1030 Marienlyst (19) NOT BUS
1030 - 1200 Marienlyst (19) NOT BUS
1200-1330 Marienlyst (19) NOT BUS

Tirs Dec 14
0900-1030 Marienlyst (19) NOT BUS
1130 - 1300 Marienlyst (19) NOT BUS

We 15.des
0900 - 1030 Marienlyst (18) NOT BUS
1030 - 1200 Marienlyst (18) NOT BUS
1200 - 1330 Akademiet Realfagskole (formerly Heltberg) (35) NOT BUS

Thurs 16 Dec NB other times!
0930 - 1100 Galterud (27)
1100 - 1230 Galterud (27)
1230 - 1400 Galterud (27)

Mon Dec 20 NB other times!
0930-1100 Galterud (27)
1100 - 1230 Galterud (27)
1230-1400 Galterud (27)

 

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