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Thu, Feb 22


Unwind & Design Creative Studio

Barrio Art : Fondo / Background

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 : Fondo / Background
Barrio Art : Fondo / Background

Time & Location

Feb 22, 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 Graffiti Backgrounds with Casandra Moreno (REX)

Duration: 1.5 hours


This lesson aims to introduce students to the dynamic world of graffiti backgrounds within the distinctive setting of a Chicano urban art studio, with a particular emphasis on creating compelling backdrops for graffiti artworks. Under the guidance of experienced artist Casandra Moreno (REX), participants will not only learn the techniques of graffiti backgrounds but also be empowered to cultivate and express their own artistic style, with a focus on enhancing their compositions.

Key Learning Points:

Warm-up Activity:

Engagement in a brief warm-up exercise focused on graffiti lettering to acquaint students with foundational techniques and stimulate their creativity.

Main Instruction on Graffiti Backgrounds:

Introduction to the unique characteristics and impact of graffiti backgrounds in enhancing overall composition. Discussion on techniques for creating various background styles, including brick walls, concrete textures, and urban landscapes. Step-by-step demonstrations to guide students in creating dynamic backgrounds that complement their graffiti artworks.

Hands-on Practice:

Provision of materials for students to experiment with graffiti backgrounds on their canvases. Personalized guidance from Casandra Moreno to foster creativity and skill development, particularly in the context of layering and blending techniques to achieve depth and realism. Encouragement of collaboration and idea-sharing among students.

Reflection and Critique:

Group discussion providing students with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences, share challenges, and highlight successes encountered during the creative process. Showcase and discussion of selected artworks, emphasizing diverse approaches and interpretations of graffiti backgrounds.

Individual Exploration:

Encouragement for students to explore and develop their own artistic styles within graffiti backgrounds, with a continued focus on enhancing their compositions with dynamic backdrops. Discussion on how the art studio provides tools and guidance for personal artistic expansion and experimentation.


Summarization of key insights gained from the lesson, underscoring the importance of graffiti backgrounds in elevating the overall impact of graffiti artworks. Overview of upcoming projects and opportunities for further exploration within the Chicano urban art scene. Invitation for students to share their thoughts and inquiries.

Art Studio Atmosphere:

The art studio cultivates a Chicano urban ambiance, immersing students in the vibrant culture and aesthetics of this artistic movement. Offering access to a diverse range of art mediums and materials, the studio fosters an environment conducive to exploration and expression. Casandra Moreno (REX) ensures that the studio remains a dynamic hub for creativity, providing students with the tools and inspiration to push their artistic boundaries, with a special focus on creating captivating graffiti backgrounds.


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