How would you…. With art?


1. Transform garbage

2. Direct the flow of people in an urban setting

3. Document the passing of time

Graffitti Stop motion by BLU

4. Sell Nothing

5. Create decoration that is also information.

6. Celebrate and everyday object by giving it a new use in a public setting. For example transform a plastic shopping bag.

7. Create a piece that is dependent on height.

8. Create a piece that incorporates one of the senses you use the least

9. Create pieces based on a recurring character

10. Create a piece using one of your habits as a source

11. Create a piece that answers the question, “if you only had one last chance to say something to the world, what would it be?”

12. Share little bits of your life one or two sentences at a time.

13. Instead of asking questions, give answers

14. Create a piece based on light

15. Create a piece based on sound

16. Create a piece that is subtractive

17. Work with the concept of instant sculpture

18. Create a piece that incorporates air.

19. Create a piece that is dependent on rain

20. Create a piece that changes over time.

21. Combine 2 of the above ideas

22.Create a work and install it in a secret location

Exercises from “The Guerilla Art Kit” by Keri Smith

Stencil Art

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Sayings, quotes, inspiration, humour..

What about repeating patterns like leaves? Flowers, dots ( you could do dots like pixels, and create a huge image)

Using flour instead of paint on grass, you can have fun, create something new, and the rain can erase it and someone can start fresh, a new chance to be creative.

Out door seating

Why not have a competition? Our high school, other schools, here and there through out the city, people could use a place to sit for a moment. I was wondering about a cement form like Bears on Broadway or the wolves but that could be used to sit on? People could paint and individualize them but they would all have the same shape, a cohesive look, structure.

Or if we leave it up to the students at the high school, they could come up with seats out of recycled pop bottles, maybe squished pop cans, wooden structures, re-purposed logs, tires, …unlimited the things they might come up with, they just may not be as permanent. Non permanent would be fine as long as they have fun making them and realize they may only be out for a short term before they need to remove them. Maybe the BCT class could collaborate with the arts class, and it could be a school project…..IM000194.JPG IM000195.JPG2004-Margate-Park-C_ 2004-Margate-Park-D_ public_plazas_2 536681_441869465827042_1847667769_n IMG_1477 366_1293 366_1294 366_1304 366_7417 ff165e0be908fcfc689b36ff54ef3fff 1-spring-diy 3_Copy_of_Pictures_&_potteries_028 bench4?



Made of concrete by Winston Leathers underground at Portage and Main.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Cochrane Alberta murals, large images made up of many smaller images, smaller images shown below.ImageImage for a mural made of many small imagesImageImageImageCeramic Mural

Jack Layton Ferry Docks, Toronto Street Art

Art Festivals, sidewalk chalk, lanterns, ice sculptures, circle art….

Sidewalk Chalk Festivals, May long or Labour day weekendImage ImageImageImageImageImageImageHeritage Square, PCI plaza, the Crescent Lake walking path, so many great places to have a sidewalk chalk festival. Festivals, last year students made 100’s of lotus lanterns through ArtsSmarts that we set a drift on Crescent Lake, a beautiful sight.

In south East Asia, lantern festivals have been going on for years. Sky lanterns are released into the sky, setting dreams and wishes off to the universe.

At Trout Lake in Vancouver, they have an incredible lantern festival, using over head projectors on surfaces, people bring lanterns of their own making, held on bamboo poles, some large structures, they have white tents with shadow shows on them, fire dancers, people dressed in lights, lanterns floating on the lake, numerous ways of lighting up the night. Beautiful.