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Teens to beautify Wonthaggi

ENDING tagging and encouraging art was the message at the Wonthaggi’s Chisholm TAFE last Wednesday.
Year 11 and 12 VCAL students discussed better ways to manage graffiti as a part of a collaborative anti graffiti project with Bass Coast Shire Council, Wonthaggi Police, Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association and Chisholm Institute.
The project included researching graffiti hot spots in the town using cameras and GPS tracking contributed by Drift Media and culminated in a debate from the students, who discussed the pros and cons of street art and the difference between art and vandalism.
“We are working on personal development and building their confidence. We also wanted to bring out their artistic side in a safe and appropriate environment,” VCAL coordinator Kylie Van Steensel said.
“The students absolutely loved being part of the project and the level of engagement. They were able to have a voice and an opinion on things that matter to them.”
The project was developed to help prevent crime and enhance opportunities for community environment.
Ms Van Steensel said students may work on more murals in town to brighten up Wonthaggi.

Artistic style: from left, Nathan Vishniakov, Jimi Hall-Carmichael, Natasha Tran and Jaye Smith were encouraged to show off their creative side as part of the anti graffiti project last Wednesday.

Artistic style: from left, Nathan Vishniakov, Jimi Hall-Carmichael, Natasha Tran and Jaye Smith were encouraged to show off their creative side as part of the anti graffiti project last Wednesday.

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