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Thu, Feb 29


Unwind & Design Creative Studio

Barrio Art : Recycled Graffiti

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 : Recycled Graffiti
Barrio Art : Recycled Graffiti

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST

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

About the Event

Lesson Summary: Exploring Recycled Graffiti Art with Casandra Moreno (REX)

Duration: 1.5 hours


This lesson aims to introduce students to the captivating world of recycled graffiti art within the unique ambiance of a Chicano urban art studio, with a special emphasis on utilizing everyday found objects to create compelling artworks. Guided by experienced artist Casandra Moreno (REX), participants will not only learn the techniques of recycled graffiti art but also be empowered to cultivate and express their own artistic style, particularly in the creation of a dripping rose using recycled materials as the focal point.

Key Learning Points:

Warm-up Activity:

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

Main Instruction on Recycled Graffiti Art:

Introduction to the unique characteristics and impact of recycled graffiti art. Discussion on the creative use of everyday found objects to create texture, depth, and visual interest in graffiti artworks. Step-by-step demonstrations to guide students in repurposing materials and incorporating them into their graffiti compositions, with a special emphasis on the creation of a dripping rose using recycled elements.

Hands-on Practice:

Provision of materials for students to experiment with recycled graffiti art on their canvases. Personalized guidance from Casandra Moreno to foster creativity and skill development, particularly in the context of repurposing found objects and integrating them into graffiti artworks. Promotion 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 recycled graffiti art and the incorporation of the dripping rose motif using recycled materials.

Individual Exploration:

Encouragement for students to explore and develop their own artistic styles within recycled graffiti art, with a continued focus on utilizing everyday found objects to enhance their compositions. Discussion on how the art studio provides tools and guidance for personal artistic expansion and experimentation.


Summarization of key insights derived from the lesson, highlighting the significance of recycled materials in graffiti art as a means of environmental consciousness and creative expression. Overview of upcoming projects and opportunities for further exploration within the Chicano urban art scene. Invitation for students to share their thoughts and inquiries, fostering continued creativity and innovation in their artwork.

Art Studio Atmosphere:

The art studio fosters a Chicano urban ambiance, immersing students in the rich culture and aesthetics of this artistic movement. Offering access to a diverse range of art mediums and recycled materials, the studio cultivates an environment that encourages exploration, expression, and environmental awareness. Casandra Moreno (REX) ensures that the studio remains a dynamic hub for creativity, providing students with the tools and inspiration to extend their artistic boundaries, with a special focus on the innovative use of recycled materials in graffiti art.


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