Street Art in Rio
Summer and Winter courses - Rio De Janeiro.
: August 2018
: 15 hours
The workshop is dedicated to presenting and discussing aspects and the context of Street Art in Rio and includes themes such as the beginning, the development and the practice of graffiti as an artistic language and its evolution in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, one of the cities in Brazil where street art is most renowned. The workshop includes a theoretical portion, when information will be presented concerning the history of street art and its main artists, as well as a practical part where students will get in touch with tools and materials, as well as techniques and the practice of painting with spray cans. The students will also be introduced to the carioca graffiti scene, through a tour to the main street art spots of Rio de Janeiro.
Artists in general, design, fashion and art students, as well as people interested in the street art universe. People with some experience in drawing and/or painting.
1. History of Graffiti: the beginning of graffiti, relevant artists and contemporary styles
2. Typography: beginning the creative process with the drawing of letters
3. The relations between Graffiti, Design and Fashion
4. Techniques and practise of spray painting
5. Visits and tour to graffiti spots in Rio de Janeiro
6. Main artists of the carioca graffiti scene
» The historic development of Street Art
» The various forms of the street art language
» The main supports, materials and production techniques
» Practical introduction to spray painting
» The Graffiti scene in Rio de Janeiro
Structures and Facilities:
From classrooms dedicated to academic lessons, to communal spaces at disposition of the student, and relying on skilled personnel, IED built structures and facilities aimed at transforming “know” into “know how to do”.
All the activities held in classrooms are planned to translate theory into experience, for this reason every classroom is provided with educational and research tools: computers with Mac OS X and Windows, projectors, sound stystems.
In order to complete the educational experience in classrooms and let the ones who want to live an individual training in the location, IED offers students communal areas dedicated to studying and free-time. All the communal spaces are covered by WI-FI networks.
Books, newspapers, magazines and audiovisual materials are available and can be consulted or borrowed by the students, in support of schooling and researching. The equipment of consultation rooms at IED is constantly updated, thanks to a dedicated staff.