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Thu, Feb 29


Unwind & Design Creative Studio

Barrio Art : Expression

Objective: This lesson aims to introduce students to the captivating world of squeeze droplet graffiti within the unique context of a Chicano urban art studio, with a special focus on creating a dripping rose. Led by the experienced artist Casandra Bocanegra (REX). Ages : 12 and up

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Barrio Art : Expression
Barrio Art : Expression

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST

Unwind & Design Creative Studio , 455 W State St, El Centro, CA 92243, USA

About the Event

Lesson Summary: Exploring Expression Graffiti with Casandra Moreno (REX)

Duration: 1.5 hours


This lesson aims to immerse students in the captivating realm of expression graffiti within the unique ambiance of a Chicano urban art studio, with a focal point on conveying emotions through artistic expression. Guided by seasoned artist Casandra Moreno (REX), participants will not only learn the techniques of expression graffiti but also be empowered to cultivate and convey their own emotions and stories through their artwork, with a special emphasis on the symbolism of the dripping rose.

Key Learning Points:

Warm-up Activity:

Engagement in a brief graffiti lettering warm-up to acquaint students with foundational techniques and ignite their creativity.

Main Instruction on Expression Graffiti:

Introduction to the distinct characteristics and emotional impact of expression graffiti. Discussion on utilizing techniques such as color choice, line variation, and symbolism to convey emotions effectively. Step-by-step demonstrations to guide students in creating expressive graffiti pieces, with a particular focus on infusing personal narratives into their artwork, using the dripping rose as a symbolic motif.

Hands-on Practice:

Provision of materials for students to experiment with expression graffiti on their canvases. Personalized guidance from Casandra Moreno to foster creativity and emotional expression, especially in the context of incorporating personal stories and experiences into their artworks. Encouragement of collaboration and sharing of ideas among students.

Reflection and Critique:

Group discussion providing students with an opportunity to reflect on their artistic journey, share emotional experiences, and discuss the narratives embedded in their creations. Showcase and discussion of selected artworks, emphasizing diverse approaches and interpretations of expression graffiti and the symbolic use of the dripping rose.

Individual Exploration:

Encouragement for students to delve deeper into their emotions and personal narratives through expression graffiti, with a continued focus on utilizing symbolism and storytelling in their artwork. Discussion on how the art studio provides tools and guidance for personal artistic expansion and emotional exploration.


Summarization of key insights derived from the lesson, highlighting the power of expression graffiti in conveying emotions and personal narratives. Overview of upcoming projects and opportunities for further exploration within the Chicano urban art scene. Invitation for students to share their thoughts and inquiries, encouraging continued emotional expression through their artwork.

Art Studio Atmosphere:

The art studio fosters a Chicano urban ambiance, enveloping students in the rich culture and aesthetics of this artistic movement. Offering access to a diverse range of art mediums and materials, the studio cultivates an environment that encourages emotional exploration and expression. Casandra Moreno (REX) ensures that the studio remains a vibrant hub for creativity, providing students with the tools and inspiration to extend their emotional and artistic boundaries, with a special emphasis on using expression graffiti as a medium for personal storytelling.


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