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Graffiti hits DCHS

DCHS Journalism

By Anna Carter

October 08, 2018

Vandals have struck the halls and classrooms of Decatur Community High School – sort of.


Art teacher, Jillian Springer, assigned all high school art students to make a graffiti project to be displayed around the school. The students were required to come up with an alias that could not include their real name in it. They used the alias as the main subject of the project. The alias was done in oil pastel and the background done in colored pencil. They then cut it out and displayed it in the school.


When asked what her goal for this project was, Mrs. Springer said, “I was hoping for the students to get a better understanding of perspective and shading. I also thought it would be neat for the kids to be able to display their artwork around the school.”


“I enjoyed this project because it gave me an opportunity to be creative in a new way,” said senior Kensey Garrett.


Another important part of the overall project was to do some research on graffiti. Each student had to research and find a picture of graffiti done by a known artist and one piece by an unknown artist.



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“I liked this project because I had never worked with oil pastels before,” said Josh Russ. “It gave me the opportunity to try something different.”



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