GRAFFITI INSTITUTE / INTERMEDIATE | Miguel Aguilar | Aug 1-10 | 1-3pm

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Join graffiti creative and activist Miguel Aguilar, commonly known as Kane One, along with other local experts in the field, for the Graffiti Institute. This program is being offered as part of the UIC Free Art School where teens can hone their skills with local experts. The Graffiti Institute follows the pedagogical model of pairing up-and-coming writers with experts to paint along side one another to learn the art form at it’s purest, through experience. This is a great opportunity for intermediate artists to advance their skill with a paint-can on actual wall space.

Intermediate course:
  • Design & paint 2 pieces
  • Emphasis on letter structure, color theory, production themes, collaboration



  1. Email  5-10 images to , subject line: UIC Free Art School
  2. With a public instagram account, add ‘@graffitiinstitute #UICFreeArtSchool’ in the comments to 5-10 original artworks.

Please register for this class on eventbrite so we can send you info.  However, you must apply.  

Registration closes on July 11th, selected participants will be notified by July 18th

If accepted, you must commit to coming to this class August 1-10, 1-3pm.  

This Class is limited to 5 participants.

Register on EventBrite


Artist Bio
Miguel Aguilar, known as “Kane One”, is a graffiti creative and instructor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Miguel founded Defiance Gallery and curated international graffiti art exhibitions. He also has been contracted as a graffiti artist for Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Sprite, Ford, Jeep, and U.S. Cellular. Miguel was a recipient of the 3Arts award in 2012 and currently coordinates the Graffiti Institute which he founded in 2013.



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