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2D Art: Painting

Spray Paint your name in Bubble Letters, 2 colors

Amanda & her niece sitting on top of Amanda's finished piece!
Amanda & her niece sitting on top of Amanda’s finished piece!



You can paint anywhere that’s legal! A piece of cardboard or plywood in your back yard is great. Occasionally someone’s parents will let them paint their garage door or backyard wall.

Optional Location: Venice Art Walls

At the Venice Art Walls you can:

  • Paint your name
  • See other painting, from beginner classmates to some awesome murals by pros
  • Sun, Sand, Surf, Palm Trees
  • Art Walls, Skate Park, Basketball Courts, Muscle Beach are all next to each other
  • Eclectic mix from rich & famous artists (Digital Domain, Chiat Day, Frank Gehry, Claes Oldenburg, Jonathan Borofsky, Mark DiSuvero) to starving artists selling paintings on the Venice Boardwalk for $5!
  • Cheap Slices of Giant Pizza

Extra Credit

If you do go out to Venice, there’s a little EC you can do while you’re there. You can visit Small World Books just across the boardwalk from the Venice Art Walls. You can also visit LA Louvre art gallery (Art Gallery open Saturday, closed Sunday). Also, since so many of you have skateboards, you might like to know that the Venice Skate Park is right next to the Art Walls! I’ll give you EC for a photo of you skating in the Venice Skate Park!

  • +10 EC for a photo of you holding a zine at the Zine Rack at the entrance to Small World Books. Just add this photo to your Graffiti Writing activity post.
  • +20 EC for a photo of you skating in the Venice Skate Park. Just add this photo to your Graffiti Writing activity post. (by Skating in the Skate Park I don’t mean a photo of you standing on a board on the sidewalk. I mean in the actual skate park. The “swimming pools”. You should be moving. Catching at least a tiny bit of air would be awesome! (but don’t hurt yourself!))
  • +30 EC for a blog post of your visit to LA Louvre gallery. Be sure one of your photos is of you in the gallery!

BTW, everything is free. Unless you want to buy a zine or book of course. Zines are cheap! $2-5! 😀 And parking. Street parking is free if you’re willing to walk enough blocks. Or $15 to park super-close. And food if you’re hungry. Kettle Corn, Cheep Pizza, Poke Bowls, etc.



  • Venice Art Walls: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice CA 90291
  • Venice Skate Park: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
  • Small World Books: 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
  • LA Louvre gallery: 45 North Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291


  • The Art Walls are NOT open weekdays!
  • The Art Walls are Open Sat & Sun from 10am to 1/2 hour before sunset.
  • Venice Art
Megan Stevens writing her name in bubble letters
Megan Stevens


Whether you go to Venice or not, be sure your blog post includes a clear photo of YOU with YOUR WORK.


  • Free: On the street, far, walk!
  • Really Close: about $15
  • Earlier tends to be easier


  • Cheaper
  • More Fun
  • Even if you don’t have a car… half the class or more does!
  • Go ahead, ask someone!!
  • To Carpool you can use the comment section below to chat with classmates

Glenn & Tea

I will be there on Saturday from 10a to 1p. You really don’t need any help from me, but it’d be nice to say “Hi!” and hangout. I’ll bring some iced tea too!


  • Do a Pencil Sketch of your name in Bubble Letters in advance.
  • Paint your name in Bubble Letters. At least 2 Colors.
  • Blog it! Include a few pictures and talk about your experience. Be sure your blog post includes a clear photo of YOU with YOUR WORK.
  • BTW: you have more paint than you’ll need to just do your name. Have fun! Paint other stuff too!

Jessica Harrington in front of the Venice Beach, CA Art Walls showing her painting permit
Lil Mex (Jessica Harrington) with her Venice Artwall Painting Permit in 2011. You used to have to show ID and fill out a form to get a permit. It seems like lately you just show up and paint. You should still ONLY paint on Sat & Sun. And even though you’ll see paint all over the trees, you should only paint on the Art WALLS. Have fun!

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