The Guerilla Art Project


Guerilla art is a fun and stealthy way of sharing your vision with the world. It is a method of art making which entails leaving anonymous art pieces in public places. It can be done for a variety of reasons, to make a statement, to share your ideas, to foster discussion within a community, to send out good karma, or just for fun. Guerilla artists often have a belief in the importance of making art without attachment to the outcome. They do something that has nothing to do with making money, listening to the ego, or earning praise.


Your Art assignment is as follows:  Create some form of art and display it in a public place.


Your art may be anonymous… but you will need to install it before the end of class on Thursday*.

You will need to tell Mr. Braman where your art is located so it can be observed, & evaluated.


You will be evaluated on:

the thought invested into your plan [due Tuesday] the observations and reflections you make as others interact with your art when they see it on Thursday

the art you create –

               Does it get noticed?  Does it have a deliberate intent or message?  Is it a quality effort?

    Is the installation completed by EOC?  Is the location appropriate? Did you avoid brick?

the cleanup – [Is your art taken down by 3:00 on Thursday afternoon?]

Consider Guerilla art as one option for your assignment. 

Remember, that this is not the time for the philosophical discussion suggesting all is art.  To turn in a brick, or to do a stick drawing is not going to cut it.  Your purpose is to create art that will inspire thought in individuals.  What thoughts you hope to inspire is up to you.


Now it is unacceptable for you do anything illegal, potentially life-threatening, or possibly preventing the learning of others. Though this isn’t the place for mischief, there is something wonderfully interesting about provoking thought by leaving some form of art in public places.


Possible Formats  

Sidewalk chalk         Sticker art      Journals (pass it on)            Object leave behinds (money, gifts, junk)
Flyers/posters           Painting/drawing     Performance Art (theatre, music, mime, etc.)

Public Art Display Project Rubric  [these will earn a failing grade for Display]

Is displayed publicly                


Disrupts the learning of others         


Interacts with the intended audience


Reflects an investment of time, thought


Causes damage or leaves a mess for others to clean     


Breaks school rules or creates a dangerous situation

Is purposeful in content and presentation Does not get noticed by a substantial # of people

Art Evaluations: Written Plan    /50      Display     /50     Reflection    /25

Reflection ideas:  a) How did people react to/interact with your art?  b) What did you learn (about self, peers, art, artists) by doing the project? c) How would you do things differently? [2+ pages] due 6/4/12



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