TOOFLY NYC

Jul 19

THE YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

WOW lot’s to catch up on. NYC is just crazy in the summer lot’s of stuff going on….okay so we’ll set it off with my kids mural workshop that went down this past week…

BIG CITY WALLS – Younity + Toofly Street Art Mural Project with The Women’s Leadership school was a huge success! The workshop kicked off at our favorite summer spot THE SECRET GARDEN in Bushwick. Weather was loving us! For the past 3 days a group of 30+ young women got a chance to experience the stages of producing a collaborative aerosol mural project with a NATURE theme reflective of what we created at the Secret Garden. It was one of my first official street art mural projects with a large youth group and it went smooooooooth as pie. WHEW! I can def get the hang of this every summer, kids rock!!!

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Day 1 – Introduction, Project Details, Concept, Sketches, and a walk through the Secret Garden for some inspiration. SEE THE REST OF THE PHOTOS BELOW >>>

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Letter pieces, graphics, and design elements…

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GATES AVENUE train station up above…

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Nothing like sitting in the shade with mother nature, drawing, and hanging with your friends…

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We’re ready for tomorrow!

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Once their sketches were done we got the secret key from Joseph and took a stroll through a hidden treasure…

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THE SECRET GARDEN tucked away in the very back a large landscape with an array of homegrown vegetables, and fruits. Sustainable living at it’s best! GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!

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Ready for the wall on thursday!

DAY 2
Wall Sketch – Ran into some problems with the owners for a quick minute, but once I whipped out the photos and dropped the science they calmed down. When folks see spray cans they don’t know how to react. Is it graffiti? Is it art? Is it legal? your getting a free wall dude! Chill out…

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DAY 3
Full on teacher organizer mode that day.┬á Kids and spray cans can be a hand full if you don’t know how to manage. Especially when you got a large group of 30+ teens with a lot lot of energy. Once they were in their teams, and got their daily dose of direction, technique instruction, and guidance they were free as a bird. I enjoyed watching them make their own decisions at one point. That made me very very proud;)

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Can control technique in full effect…

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Lot’s of spraying going on…

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A 60 foot wall was complete in 4 hours! AMAZING. Good job ladies!!!

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Crew 5 – BUTTERFLY

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Crew 4 – TREE LOVE

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Crew 3 – FUNKY FLOWS

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Crew 2 – FLY HIGH

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CREW 1 – FLOWER POWER

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Shout out to the councelor crew! Summer Camp is just one stop away from caring folks like these in the community;)

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The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria!
” MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE┬á FOR YOU AND FOR ME” R.I.P. MJ!

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Thanks for the THANK YOU CARDS!!!:) { Cheeze Smile }

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