Teacher: Do you guys remember where we left off last week? Were working on our what?
Teacher: Backgrounds right? Its about using your brush crisscrosses [??]. At Amnesty [??] Ceasefire they were actually focusing after school about violence and how they could help the community and so fourth.
Student: I use a pencil to sketch it out and shade it.
Teacher: And were like hey what do you think about the idea of using art to express themselves about violence. When I was in prison, painting was my form of dealing with my issues and my problems. [I was] really discovering myself. This one right here, I really like this one. It's... My past was building a name off violence and gang banging. Now I'm building a name off my artwork.
The idea behind this is that you got an angel and he finds himself in Hell, or whatever you wanna call it. This one I really like because its symbolic something that I really feel. Whats the one thing in a neighborhood that you wish people could focus on more to help out?
Student: Spray painting
Teacher: Spray painting? What about you?
Student: The shootings
Teacher: The shootings?
Student: Because my mom is scared that there's going to be a shooting while I'm outside.
Student: I would want them to help with the shooting because it really bothers me.
Student: There was this one time when our neighbors got into a fight and I don't know what else happened, but someone started shooting. [crying] It really [??].
Teacher: And what you're doing right here, being part of this program. That's a great thing, because it shows you care and want to do something about it.There may be small errors in this transcript.