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Fri, Apr 08


ELM Foundation

Steam Works wRit•ua•l Workshop

Introducing “Steam Works” an ongoing Art Education program in partnership with ELM foundation. As part of our “Arts Community Empowering Community Arts” mission, Steam Works programs are designed as accessible community engagement with each of our artists while exhibiting at The Boiler.

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Steam Works wRit•ua•l Workshop
Steam Works wRit•ua•l Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 08, 2022, 4:00 PM

ELM Foundation, 191 N 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA


About the Event

The wRit•ua•l workshop will be led by Artist and Educator Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo. 

ELM Foundation Students will study the works of COCO144 from his current exhibition wRit•ua•l, on view at The Boiler. Using the works as examples, students will learn of the evolution in aerosol letter making and culture in New York City, from the movement's beginnings to the present.

Attendees will explore the evolution from early letterforms traditionally created by aerosol writers in the 1970s to the current moment in contemporary art. Students will then create their own hand style using materials of aerosol art-making: ink, markers, and spray paint.

Additionally, COCO144 will lead an open discussion on the origins and history of aerosol art, its rise as a global movement, and addressing the debate over the criminalization and marginalization of the graffiti community in the New York City neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Harlem, and The Bronx.

This workshop will introduce our more extensive programming coming soon in our Public Art Program. 

The next workshop will be on April 16th.  At the end of that day, we will display all our works in a youth gallery show that will coincide with the closing party for COCO144. Parents can enjoy viewing the kid's work, meet COCO, and enjoy the first portion of the main gallery's closing event. 




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