Challenge: Create a Graffiti Wall. Taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 43
• Spray paint
• Protective clothing
• Protective mask
• Plastic / dust sheet
Graffiti is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is often regarded by others as unsightly damage or unwanted vandalism. Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions. However, the public generally frowns upon “tags’ that deface bus stops, trains, buildings, playgrounds and other public property. But Graffiti can be used in a positive way.
Your task is as a group to come up with a design for a Graffiti wall and get permission to paint a wall in your church or alternatively get a large piece of board which could be used to paint the graffiti wall (this can then be temporarily displayed).
Be creative especially in your use of colours, but remember the message is the most important thing. Consider what you want to get across through illustration or text, you could portray a biblical message or something associated to The Boys’ Brigade but that is up to you. You should draw your design on paper before starting to paint.
Tips / Advice
• Make sure that you protect areas around your graffiti wall by covering up using plastic sheeting or dust sheets.
• It might be best to do it outside.
Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
• Always wear protective clothing and a mask when using spray paints.
• Only use spray paints in well ventilated areas.
• Always follow the instructions on the paint.
For full details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 43