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Graffiti: Fundamentals, Techniques & Style classes by IzzeWST starting in January

Graffiti:  Style, Fundamentals, & Technique classes at the www.artacademyofsandiego
Graffiti: Style, Fundamentals, & Technique classes at the www.artacademyofsandiego

I am honored to be teaching a new Graffiti course at the Art Academy of San Diego beginning on January 11th. The beginning course runs for 7 weeks with an option to attend a second 7 week intermediate course. My initial plans are to have a heavy emphasis on lettering development, sketch and black book work followed by a few weeks of spray paint work and exercises with hands-on instruction. Some of the areas I plan on covering include: History, Terminology, Styles, Basic Styles, Bar Letters, Black Book Work, Hand Styles, Color Theory and the proper Use of Tools which all ultimately lead to the students being able to create their own styles and pieces.

I have taught and helped many aspiring artists in my 28 years as a Graffiti Writer. While many are able to grasp and execute the basic and relatively mechanical lettering concepts I instruct, only a handful have utilized the system as it should be used: as a stepping stool to creating more advanced and organic letter styles. People often say “you have to know the rules before you can break them”. Metaphorically speaking, I teach “the rules” in the hopes that one day you know them well enough that you can break them and have it go unnoticed.

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Style-A-Thon 2013 Recap Pt. 1

Ironlak Banner
Ironlak Banner
Action @ Style-Thon-2013
Action @ Style-Thon-2013
Ironlak
Ironlak
Unique @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Unique @ Style-A-Thon 2013
IzzeWST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
IzzeWST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Real @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Real @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Shakle @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Shakle @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Threatski @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Threatski @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style Outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style Outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 Outline
Bas162 Outline
LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style - LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Style – LORDS @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bas162 Detail
Bas162 Detail
Keith @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Keith @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane, Sharky, Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Zane, Sharky, Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Dyse & Haslr @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Dyse & Haslr @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Rein @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Rein @ Style-A-Thon 2013
King 157 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
King 157 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bugie @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Bugie @ Style-A-Thon 2013

bugie

Brisk @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Brisk @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Arest 150 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Arest 150 @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Brave @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Pose 2 aka Maxx Moses @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Pose 2 aka Maxx Moses @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Sake IBM WST @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Saratoga Sake @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Saratoga Sake @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne starting his outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne starting his outline @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne at work @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Jurne @ Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013
Crowd at Style-A-Thon 2013

Here are some photos from last weekend’s Style-A-Thon 2013 at Writerz Blok. Thank you to Ironlak for flying out Jurne as our special guest and for supplying paint and some goodies for the participating artists! The DJ’s, MC’s, and B-Boys did their thing throughout the day and kept the crowd entertained while the artists worked on their pieces. Overall, it was a great event and we’re glad to be able to enjoy the day and produce new works with great friends and artists. Once again, a very special thank you goes out to Jurne and Ironlak for helping to arrange for his trip out on short notice!

WST coming to Style-A-Thon 2013 at Writerz Blok Nov. 23rd, 2013

Official Style-A-Thon Invite for Izzy
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for Izzy
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for Saratoga Sake
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for Saratoga Sake
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for DazeRoc
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for DazeRoc
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for Zone One
Official Style-A-Thon Invite for Zone One
Style-A-Thon 2013 Logo by Give
Style-A-Thon 2013 Logo by Give

WST is honored to have 5 Members as Official Invitees to Style-A-Thon 2013 (Izzy, Zone, Daze, Sake, and Arest) taking place at Writerz Blok on November 23rd. The All Ages Event runs from 1-7 and in addition to most of the area’s best graffiti artists also features DJ’s, Live Performances, B-Boy Battles, Hip Hop Vendors and a Chalk Art Wall and a Jumper for the children. Will definitely be a great time for everyone involved and in attendance. We definitely recommend you try to make it out if you are in the area!

For the latest info check out the Official Event Page on Facebook.