I just finished a fantastic graffiti and hip hop culture workshop with some great kids at the Hørsholm School in Northern Sjælland. Over the course of two days, these kids really took an interest in learning as much as I could teach them about my passion – graffiti. After breaking down the fundamentals about the art form and demonstrating some basic techniques, the students took a shot at painting for the first time, and I have to say, I was really impressed. In a matter of minutes they created their first attempts at letters, and for first-timers, they did really well.
On Day 2, we discused Hip Hop Culture – how it developed from it’s beginning in the Bronx up until the modern mainstream culture that we see today. We debated issues in the music including content and economics, and we analyzed the lyrics of some of the most notable tracks of every era in the culture. Towards the end of the workshop, I showed the opening sequence of my documentary, Beyond Gotham, and for a grand finale, I revealed a special surprise for the class – an original graffiti piece to hang on the wall in their classroom.
Overall, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Hørsholm, and I hope to see those fantastic young people again in the near future. I have to send a huge shout out to my homie Mads Remmer who teaches these kids everyday – it was his idea to bring me into his classroom. Mads organized and helped me prepare our workshop from start to finish. A million thanks my friend.
Check out some flicks from the workshop:
Special thanks to Simon, Simona, and Emil (my apologies if I have forgotten anyone) who volunteered to take pictures while we worked on painting on Day 1, and to Amalie for taking photos on Day 2 of the workshop. Good lookin’ out! And stay tuned… I’ll post a video very soon!
Peace & Respect,