Archive for the ‘Graffiti Arts Program’ Category

Dream Beyond Our Own Powers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

6th Grader Nathan Jovel

Flash, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Thor all strike the memory chord that enables us to dream beyond our own powers. The students at HEArt 49ers Academy created their own characters with graffiti artist Scape Martinez.

The students have been developing their own skills and style of graffiti to ultimately come up with a portable mural that will be featured during a History through Hip-Hop showcase. In addition to a fresh graffiti artist, Scape is also an educator whom is about sharing his passion and skills with the youth as they in turn inspire him.

Scape Martinez & Monique Rivera adding highlights to the piece

GAP Afterschool

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Graffiti Arts Project is back in action with talented youth from around the San Mateo Area.  This year’s program boasts representatives from East Palo Alto Academy, Menlo Atherton High School, Carlmont High School, Willow Oaks Academy, 49er’s Academy, Cesar Chavez Academy, and Costano Academy.  We are proud to partner with the East Palo Alto Police Department to promote Graffiti as a positive art form.

Erik Franco and Laura Mora of 49er's Academy work on letter development

GAP artist work with local youth to improve on their graffiti skills while providing a look into the history and proper ways to display your work.  All GAP Participants have Pledged to adhere to the 5 Laws of Graffiti and to always ask permission before beginning any piece.