Global Graffiti Artist Shares Spiritual Street Art with Students
Posted on 9th March 2015
International Graffiti Artist Aerosol Arabic (Mohammed Ali) spent the day at the College spray painting a series of panels with students focusing on the theme of Peace and Religion.
The College Chaplain, Diane Evans, organised the event and the project was funded by the National Union of Students (NUS) Faiths and Beliefs Initiatives. NUS representative Zahra Latif came to the College to see how the grant had been spent. After spending some time spray painting a panel herself, Zahra said, “The NUS has funded a really excellent project here, looking at faith and belief but in a very creative, interesting and innovative way”.
Mohammed had a hugely busy day giving a masterclass in the morning and getting students started on their own graffiti art. At lunchtime he gave a talk about his journey into the art form – complete with photographs of some of the urban spiritual murals he has been commissioned to do all over the world. Uniquely, during his presentation he demonstrated his talent – spray painting live, showing off some of the techniques and stencils that he uses. He then ended a very full day working with students to complete their graffiti panels. Mohammed said, “It was great teaching at Hereford Sixth Form College today. They were really switched on and engaged students with a thirst for using art to challenge”.