Eighth grade students at Newcomerstown Middle School had the opportunity to become real graffiti artists for a day. After the students spent time in the classroom learning about the history of graffiti, as well as some important graffiti artists and the meaning behind their work, the students planned and designed their own graffiti art. Graffiti is defined as writing or drawing on a wall or surface in a public space. Usually these writings or drawings highlight a cause that the artist is very passionate about. The students took this information into consideration and created their own graffiti pieces about their interests or passions. Of course, the students had permission from the school to graffiti the sidewalks with chalk and learned that legitimate graffiti murals are done with the permission of the property owner. This project was a great way for the students to learn to use art as a way to voice their opinion in a creative way.