guerillas in the midst

I had the privilege of hosting a workshop yesterday for several art teachers here in Frisco.    At the end of the day, I challenged them to go out and participate in “guerilla” art.   (I was inspired by Keri Smith’s “The Guerilla Art Kit” — a great, easy-to-use book on how to get started making anonymous, public art).   They divided into 6 different groups and  each went out to make their mark on the world.  Here’s what they did:

“hidden fortunes”

The guerilla group known as Sam Itch left hidden fortunes about town for others to find.  Wish I could have found one, or been a fly on the wall somewhere to see when someone came across each one.  Hopefully, some unsuspecting passers-by made fortunate discoveries!

Another group, cleverly known as “notice the name of my group” left little notices in a local park — encouraging others to see the beauty around them.

“notice the pool of shade provided by this tree”

“notice the fuschia flowers”

“notice the view of the fountain from this distance”

“notice the nice kick”

“Notice the Nice Kick” encourages viewers to examine a public sculpture that the viewer must look inside of and spin the wheel to view the football player kicking a football.

“wish tree”

The CMs  made a Wish Tree.   They created leaves and wrote their own wishes – then left blank ones on the tree for others to add to. (I got to add my own wish to this one).

“Big Pine” made ‘friendly’ notes out of simple circles.

“be a sweetie, wipe the seatie”

“everybody loves clean hands”

“it’s time to make a new friend”

“i’m thirsting for a new friend.”

“lock in a new friend today”

This is one of my favorites –  I love the way adding the eyes makes the locker look like a face!

The “Rockerillas” transformed a rock garden into a work of art.

“rockin’ garden”

 

 Very cool!  And last — but definitely not least — is a work done with chalk.

Thanks to all of these artists for sharing their work!  Keep up the creativity this summer!

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