“There are different ways to make art,” said the education co-ordinator at the Art Gallery of Sudbury. “It's not just a paintbrush on paper.”
Cardinal and about 10 campers in the gallery's guerrilla art fair were decked out in protective gear as they practised the urban art skills they learned during the week.
She said the “beautify project” is a prime example of what urban art is — something that makes a community space more attractive. By covering an old tag on a wall outside the gallery, campers could feel good knowing they created positive change in their hometown.
It's not vandalism, since the gallery granted the campers the right to paint on its property; A lesson the gallery was clear in teaching the kids.
“Doing it without permission would be bad,” said 12-year-old Olivier Hebert. The youngster enjoyed the week-long camp. Learning different techniques and tricks for creating graffiti, or urban art, was his favourite part.
“I had a lot of fun,” he said. “It really shows there are other ways to do art.”
For more information on the AGS, visit www.artsudbury.org.