Friday, September 13, 2013


Graffiti  (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun)  is the name for images or letting scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.  Graffiti is any type of public markings that may appear in many forms, from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings.

Preview:  What do you know about graffiti, or street art?  Is it common in your hometown?

  • What were some of the risks these artists faced? (simple past or past progressive?)  
  • Should all the artists receive the same treatment by the police?  Explain your answer.
  • How would you react if the external walls of your home were painted with graffiti without your consent?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Art by Frida Kahlo

Look at the pictures and answer the questions based on what you already know about Frida Kahlo's life.  Pay special attention to whether you should be using simple past or past progressive.  Then watch the video to check if your answers were correct.

What event inspired Kahlo to create this painting?  What was she feeling before/while she painted it?

Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair

The Broken Column

Monday, September 2, 2013