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8 May : Philosophy of Lettering: Chaz Bojorquez (LA)

Philosophy of Lettering: Chaz Bojorquez

Artist Chaz Bojorquez has been immersed in the graffiti tradition of East Los Angeles Mexican Americans since the 1950s. He has combined graffiti, his formal fine
art education, and extensive Asian calligraphy studies, becoming one of the best-known and most original graffiti artists from Los Angeles. Bojorquez will demonstrate how art and culture define his experience as well as his philosophy about the value and execution of letters. This program is presented by the Hammer Student Association (HSA) in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.

How to Make a Moss Stencil

(From Adbusters via Nuart's blog)

Guerrilla gardening and street art come together in this recipe for green mayhem. Get out there and spread some spores!

-1 can of beer (or 12 oz yoghurt)
-1/2 tsp sugar
-Several clumps of garden moss (found in damp, shady places)

1. Rip the moss into small chunks, blend with sugar and beer (or yoghurt) until smooth and creamy.

2. Find an appropriate location (fairly moist without too much sun).

3. Using a stencil or freehand, paint your design.

4. Over the next 2–3 weeks revisit the spot and spray-mist your design with water.

5. Watch your green design grow!

Stencils on T-Shirts

A few people have asked Stencil Archive for tips and info on spray painting stencils on t-shirts.
Some tips I've given them are mostly screen printing tips:

- use a flat palate (piece of wood, glass, or even marble) to keep the shirt flat
- make a mark in the middle of the palate so you can center your shirt
- maybe use spray tack to keep the shirt from moving
- put the shirts out in the sun or in the dryer to cure the paint
- if you want tight lines, practice improves your skills


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