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Friends, via my collaborator @leonreidiv ‘s statement “Technophemera has reached its funding goal and we would like to thank you all for supporting! We believe that Technophemera will preserve our culture of technology for future generations to discover. We hope you find joy in knowing that you’ve helped push this project towards reality. You are all modern day art patrons.” Thank you so much!!

Friends, via my collaborator @leonreidiv ‘s statement “Technophemera has reached its funding goal and we would like to thank you all for supporting! We believe that Technophemera will preserve our culture of technology for future generations to discover. We hope you find joy in knowing that you’ve helped push this project towards reality. You are all modern day art patrons.” Thank you so much!!

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Class Pict w CAKE & Yoav Litvin on Flickr.
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Cut Paper, stop motion, GIF explosion. 2014

Cut Paper, stop motion, GIF explosion. 2014

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@leonreidiv hits the collaborative metal can after his guest lecture in my #histgraff class @liupost @mengxinghu @1919susie @leehalfpenny @herb_smith @ryanseslow @nickysebsnyc

@leonreidiv hits the collaborative metal can after his guest lecture in my #histgraff class @liupost @mengxinghu @1919susie @leehalfpenny @herb_smith @ryanseslow @nickysebsnyc

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Another #new #collaboration with the talented @mengxinghu aka #smash #pasteup #stencil #slow #newyawk #aerosol

Another #new #collaboration with the talented @mengxinghu aka #smash #pasteup #stencil #slow #newyawk #aerosol

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#stencil session during #histgraff continues #newyawk #slow multiply #streetart

#stencil session during #histgraff continues #newyawk #slow multiply #streetart

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Cut paper, collage sneak peek, new animation to follow #process

Cut paper, collage sneak peek, new animation to follow #process

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@futuradosmil one of my favs in the show #martinwong @museumofcityny so much energy and movement, bubble gum pink, so stylized.

@futuradosmil one of my favs in the show #martinwong @museumofcityny so much energy and movement, bubble gum pink, so stylized.

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Back at the #martinwong collection @museumofcityny with my #histgraff class #newyawk #graffiti

Back at the #martinwong collection @museumofcityny with my #histgraff class #newyawk #graffiti

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The Self-Business of Time

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Back at it again, cutting stencils

Back at it again, cutting stencils

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Moving Horizons, 2014, GIF animation

Moving Horizons, 2014, GIF animation

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Summer 2014

GraffCourse

illustration by Ryan Seslow

The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti Launches at LIU Post July 21 st -August 1st 2014!

This is a NY State accredited 3 credit college level art history/studio course created by artist and professor, Ryan Seslow. LIU students will earn 3 credits towards their contemporary art history degree requirements.

The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti is one of the first college level courses in the USA where students can earn 3 credits in this subject while learning hands on studio practice and techniques.

*Please refer to the class syllabus for the scheduled guest artist times/dates and full itinerary.

Guest Artists & Lecturers for this year:

Ryan Seslow

Chris Stain

Leon Reid IV

SEBS

H.Veng Smith

Luna Park 

John Fekner

Gabe Scheonberg / Graff Tours

CAKE

Yoav Litvin

Schedule 

Day #1 – 7/21/14 - The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti starts with a class overview, learning outcomes and expectations. A historical presentation on early Graffiti in NYC begins with who the early writers were and how styles developed and evolved. Understanding and identifying the difference between legal and illegal works.

Day #2 – 7/22/14 - The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti starts with a tagging workshop in hand style, letters and creating a name. Followed by a guest lecture and aerosol demo from SEBS. SEBS presented the larger scale letter style building process, fill ins, outline and final accent process.

Day #3 – 7/23/14 - The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti starts with a refining tagging workshop in hand style and solidifying a tag name. Students collaborate on a group piece that displays their new identity. Followed by guest presentations and aerosol demos from Herb Smith aka VENG from RWK and photographer, archiver, and historian Katherine Lorimer aka Luna Park.

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Day #4 – 7/24/14  - The class met at 11 AM in New York City for a guided walking street art & graffiti tour of downtown Manhattan with NYC Graff Tours. SOHO, Nolita and the Lower East Side were covered.

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Day #5 – 7/25/14 – The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti hits the classroom for a continued lecture series of early NYC Graffiti as well as a screening of Style Wars. We discussed the importance of this great documentary and made contrasts to the street discoveries made in NYC the day before.

Day # 6 – 7/28/14 - The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti begins the transition into Street Art. Identifying legal and illegal works, permission based murals versus non commissioned stencils. Beginning with a presentation and series of definitions, Chris Stain will present his work and the history of stencils. Chris will also lead the class in a demonstration on stencil cutting. Students will generate an edition of stencil prints and collaborate on a group piece.

Lee Quiñones • Howard the Duck, 1988 • Oil on canvas • Museum of the City of New York, gift of Martin Wong, 94.114.1

Lee Quiñones • Howard the Duck, 1988 • Oil on canvas • Museum of the City of New York, gift of Martin Wong, 94.114.1

Day #7 – 7/29/14 – The class will meet at 11 am in New York City at the Museum of the City of NY to view the Martin Wong Collection “City as Canvas” Graffiti exhibition. We will be meeting at the Museum at 11 am. Location – 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street) New York, NY 10029. Admission fee is $6 with student ID. Further info – http://www.mcny.org/content/city-canvas

Day #8 – 7/30/14 - The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti continues with understanding various Street Art styles and techniques. Street art awareness, photography and the Outdoor Gallery book author Yoav Litvin will give a presentation on his work. Identifying wheat pastes and paste up process. Beginning with a presentation and series of definitions, CAKE aka Jennifer Caviola will present her work. CAKE will also lead the class in a demonstration on paste ups. Using stencil prints from the previous day and otherness, students will generate and collaborate on a group piece with CAKE.

Day #9 – 7/31/14 - The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti welcomes Public Artist Leon Reid IV to give a presentation on his work. Leon will discuss the transition from graffiti writer to public artist. Leon will lead the class in a group activity on developing public works of art.

Day #10 – 8/1/14 – Final Class – Final class assessment, learning outcomes and discussion. Students will present and discuss the works generated in the class. How will the information learned during the class influence each student? A final Skype chat with John Fekner will conclude the course.

Collab

A collaborative ongoing piece from The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti at LIU Post. Working in the campus Printmaking studio, this piece features ongoing works by guest artists Chris Stain, Herb Smith, Nicky Sebs, Ryan Seslow & Susie Kelly on the door. More Artists will add to the piece as they visit during the class duration.

LIU Campus Library Book Resources

1. Scrawl : Dirty graphics & strange characters,
by Blackshaw, Ric., Farrelly, Liz. London : Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1999.

2. Street art, by Schwartzman, Allan. Garden City, N.Y. : Dial Press, 1985.

3. Subway art : 25th Anniversary edition,
by Cooper, Martha., Chalfant, Henry. San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2009.

4. Trespass : A history of uncommissioned urban art, by McCormick, Carlo, Seno, Ethel, Schiller, Marc., Schiller, Sara, Banksy, Pasternak, Anne, 1964, Serra, J. Tony. Köln : Taschen, c2010.

5. Getting up : subway graffiti in New York,
by Castleman, Craig, Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1982.

6. The History of American Graffiti, by Gastman, Roger , Neelon Caleb, Harper Design , April 5, 2011.

LIU Campus Library IMA Video Resources

1. Exit Through the Gift Shop
by Banksy., D’Cruz, Jaimie., Cushing, Holly, Baring, Zam., Gay-Rees, James, Ifans, Rhys, 1968-, Fuzzface, 1971, Size, Roni., Mister Brainwash., Fairey, Shepard, Paranoid Pictures Film Company Limited., Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm) [New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2010.

2. Next: A Primer on Urban Painting
by Aravena, Pablo., Arts Alliance America (Firm), Arthouse Films., Curiously Bright Entertainment (Firm), New Video Group. [United States] : Arthouse Films ; [New York] : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video, c2010.

3. Style Wars
by Silver, Tony., Chalfant, Henry., Schacht, Sam., Wartes, Burleigh, 1932-1991., Pollard, Sam., Alfieri, Mary., Kanefsky, Victor., Public Art Films, Inc. Los Angeles, CA : Public Art Films, c2004.

4. Tats Cru: The Mural Kings
by Lia, Jonathan., Kotlinski, Mark, Anthem NYC (Firm) [New York] : Anthem NYC, c2006.

5. Wild Style
by Ahearn, Charlie., Quinones, Lee George., Fab 5 Freddy, 1959-, Grandmaster Flash., Busy Bee., Fabara, Sandra, 1964-, Davidson, Clive., Foster, John R., Stein, Chris., Cold Crush Brothers., Rock Steady Crew., Wild Style Productions., Rhino Home Video (Firm) [New York, N.Y.] : Wild Style Productions ; Los Angeles, CA : Rhino Home Video [distributor], c2002.

6. Bomb It - 

7. Graffiti-Post Graffiti – by Tschinkel, Paul, ART/new york, 1984.

:: CLASS Image Gallery ::

Check out the Full Class Image gallery here :: http://wp.me/P2SFO-1Qb

*Please refer to the class syllabus for the scheduled guest artist times/dates and full itinerary.

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short-link to this page :: http://wp.me/P2SFO-1Pa

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Mirrored concrete cans on the horizon. #imagemaker #manipulate #graffiti

Mirrored concrete cans on the horizon. #imagemaker #manipulate #graffiti

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Where we are at #newyawk #photo #fam

Where we are at #newyawk #photo #fam

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