Street Painting Instruction
- Schools & Groups -
Learn to street paint! All students start by viewing a PowerPoint presentation which covers the history of this art form, covers techniques of how to enlarge your drawing for the sidewalk, shows many examples of pastel chalk masterpieces produced on the pavement, and talks about techniques and composition. This indoor presentation is then followed by a hands-on portion outside on the pavement, working directly with Leigh and learning techniques to be successful as a street painter.
Schools: 2 Options
OPTION 1: STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL FOR A GRADE LEVEL
The PowerPoint portion can be done by grade, several grades, or as the entire student body in a large gathering place. It takes about 45-60 minutes. Following the PowerPoint, Leigh will teach the hands-on portion class by class to the grade who will be street painting, which takes about 10-15 minutes each. Leigh uses a portable board to teach the chalk techniques right in the classroom. As each class finishes the hands-on portion, they will head outside to do their own mini street painting.
*Included in the fee is a street painting produced by instructor Leigh Alfredson, in a place chosen by the school.
OPTION 2: STREET PAINTING TAUGHT DURING ART CLASS
Leigh will teach street painting during each scheduled art class (20-30 students). Typical class periods are 40-45 minutes long. Leigh will show a shorter version of the PowerPoint (15-20 minutes long) followed by a short teaching of technique outside and then 15-20 minutes for the students to "try" the art form themselves.
3 Hour Group Presentation:
One-on-One/Individual Street Painting Instruction
One-on-one instruction is best for those who learn better without distractions, or just simply prefer to learn one-on-one. Leigh will share the history of street painting and show many examples of street paintings. You will then learn several techniques professional street painters use, and complete a drawing together.