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This is the most flexible and expandable part of using skateboard deck building in a curriculum. From simply designing and painting a finished and sanded deck, to an in-depth exploration of its history, skateboard art provides a rich resource for learning and discussion.
Art sessions can start even before the decks are built, and carry on past when they are finished and ready to hang in an art exhibition!
Elements and Principles of Design
Brand creation - personal, the school brand or perhaps a fundraising effort
Logo design - engage a local design firm to nurture ideas
Copyright and intellectual property rights of art
Social Messaging - local and world street art
Stencil / Street art
Skate Park art (perhaps a field trip?)
Pop culture relating to skateboards
History of skateboard art
Graffiti and street art, current and historical
Stages of design, from thumbnail sketches to final layouts
Color theory, terms and definitions
Type fonts, hand lettering
Using symbols to represent other things
Spray paint (solvent) or acrylic paint (water-based)
Using wood stains