Snyder’s Street Art Workshop: Carlsbad Art Wall
On June 3, 2016, Snyder ran his workshop with teens from the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad. The Club, who is a non-profit sponsor of the CAW, organized five teens to participate in Snyder’s 3rd workshop to date.
“We cover everything from basic drawing principles to discussing the definition differences between vandalism and legal street art,” Snyder said. “Since all urban becomes temporary the moment you put it in the streets, each workshop concludes with all the teens repainting the wall white.”
Each workshop is structured in a way that keeps each teen engaged with the physical act of creating art like shading, line-work and color fills, but also puts a strong emphasis on conceptualizing the meaning of their design.
“I have the teens step back from the wall often to view their both individually and as a larger teen collaboration,” Snyder said. “The teens are encouraged to think about each stage of the creative process, why they chose each color and how each spray will effect the composition as a whole.”
These workshops are partially funded by a Community Arts Grant from the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.