We’re off to a strong start this fall, with many new preschoolers in our classroom and new energy for the graffiti curriculum started last spring. As with most curriculum threads, materials have been our entry point to a complex subject. We are working with two large graffiti boards attached to the walls of our classrooms, with permanent markers, chalk markers, and stickers. At the afternoon writing table we are working out letterforms and exploring positive and negative space with opaque chinese ink and various weights of white paper. Using these materials we can explore the relationship between graffiti and calligraphy, a discipline we have followed for three years in this classroom. Iraqi calligrapher,
Hassan Massody, has been an inspiration in bridging the traditional divide between these lettering arts.
Happy Writing, everyone.