The first five week course offering for The Free University Art School was completed last Sunday, April 3, 2011, with Jon-Paul Bail’s presentation of a personal history of Oakland Street Art. Fitting perfectly into the Free University Art School’s step-by-step art of the street approach, the sweep and course arch of the four presentations:

1. Chris Shaw and I present Rock Art, and demonstrate printing techniques.

2. Blek le Rat – speaks to three decades of street art, defines the state of the art both high brow and low brow, and produces a stencil painting live.

3. Winston Smith – discusses his life and art, with me and Vale of RE/Search Magazine as moderator. Winston explored the long San Francisco tradition of DYI and punk art.

4. Jon-Paul Bail’s story of Oakland and San Francisco street art from 1980′s to present. I moderated and Ron Donovan printed JP’s street piece.

Jon-Paul culminates his class – and the Free U Art School first five weeks – by leading our class down Valencia Street in the Mission of San Francisco to make art on the street. We pasted Winston Smith’s Nuclear Scream, a reaction to the Japanese nuclear disaster.

Thanks everyone who came to learn, who came to teach, and for keeping the dream alive.

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2 Responses to Free University Art School – Third Demonstration / Documentation

  1. [...] uses the streets of the world as his canvas. Since last year’s brilliant presentation – street action / wheat paste demonstration - at the Free University, Jon-Paul Bail has been extremely active making a series of “Hella [...]

  2. [...] bril­liant pre­sen­ta­tion of street art com­plete with a wheat paste demon­stra­tion (video taken by yours truly) at the Free Uni­ver­sity, Jon-Paul Bail has been extremely active mak­ing a series of Hella [...]