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San Diego teacher holds graffiti art course

January 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A San Diego art instructor is teaching his students to appreciate the finer points of graffiti.The class is called, "Graffiti and Beyond."

Instructor Maxx Mosses says his course focuses on the legal expression of the urban art form. He also says the class draws everyone from young kids to urban professionals.

"Those who are artists, for those who are interested in art, for those who have no clue and I think our goal is just to kind of tap into that vein of creativity and just open you up," said Mosses.

Mosses says graffiti artists often get a bad rap and are usually associated with gangs but most are typically not affiliated.