Street Art Tour + Graffiti Workshop
Street Art Tour with Caitlin Cipolla
Starting off with a street art tour, we took a walk around Little Italy, in the Bronx. Major sectors of the street art scene that were discussed include, graffiti, publicly funded murals, and commercially funded murals. This helped to show the attendees the different types of street art that can be viewed no matter where they go! Starting off, we viewed some tagged mailboxes, which had been decorated via aerosol, paint marker, and mop marker. From there we moved onto viewing some stickers, and some fills alongside an old ad on a brick building-- which had originally been painted (street art).
We then moved onto the commissioned murals alongside the Dunkin Donuts. These were made by Tuff City-- a tattoo parlor owned and operated by graffiti artists located in the Bronx. There were several large murals here, ranging from your typical old-school style lettering, to a large donut and coffee mural. The final stop of our tour was visiting the public school, to see their front wall mural. This mural takes up about a block of wall. It’s bright colors, and cheerful wit make it hard to miss,The conclusion of the tour let our attendees have a better understanding of how many different sectors and mediums there are within street art and graffiti.