The things that can be accomplished without great expense just creativity.
1. Transform garbage
2. Direct the flow of people in an urban setting
3. Document the passing of time
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
Manitoba Artists: John Wiebe and Caleb Hamm creating this mural below
I wonder if they would come out and teach a bunch of us how to do this?
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.
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….. ?
Jack Layton Ferry Docks, Toronto Street Art
Cleaning to create art, removing grime to expose grey tones and black and white images.
Sidewalk Chalk Festivals, May long or Labour day weekend Heritage Square, PCI plaza, the Crescent Lake walking path, so many great places to have a sidewalk chalk festival.
http://www.chalkthewalk.ca/Lantern 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.