Who Are You? Graffiti Monotypes

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Who Are You? Graffiti Monotypes




Learners will explore the concept of perseverance by examining various images from the CMA and Frank Warren’s collection of letters, Post Secret. Defining survival, how to handle personal challenges, and how graffiti can be used to convey messages will be discussed. Learners will create a graffiti mixed media monotype exploring a persevering message of their own.


Kara Luke


-William De Leftwich Dodge, Man with Scythe, 1929; CMA 1999.29
-Frederic Taubes, Stringing a Pipeline, c. 1944-1945; CMA 1951.49
-Guido Cagnacci, David Holding Goliath’s Head, 1650; CMA 1962.21


Handheld Art


Columbia Museum of Art

Unit Plan Item Type Metadata


10 classes


Visual Arts Standards:
V. The student will analyze and assess the characteristics and qualities of his or her own works of visual art and those of others.
VI. The student will make connections between the visual arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Integrated CCSS:
English Common Core for grades 9-10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.


Learners will:
1. Discuss different types of perseverance and self-reliance through various artistic images and Post Secret messages.
2. Construct a monotype using Xerox transfer methods, stencils, and printmaking ink.
Formulate and draw his/her own persevering message onto mixed media monotype.


Paper, pencils, printmaking paper, water based monotype ink, brayers, plexi glas, paintbrushes for texturing ink, newsprint, Citrasolv, Xeroxed images, sponges, spoons for burnishing, colored pencils, markers, sharpies, spray paint, Xacto knives, stencil paper

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