Make Something Workshop in Los Angeles!!!!

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I did a workshop for a group of high school kids in LA yesterday. The plan was to group the kids into tables of three and have them come up with a skateboard company idea. Each cluster would come up with a name, identify a target consumer, come up with a logo, and make three skateboard graphics that would be painted onto blank boards provided by Toy Machine. The kids came up with some pretty fun stuff. One groups target consumer was 'old people', and another's was 'businessmen'.
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This girl is painting her idea onto a skateboard.
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The finished product.
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This kid was going for it, using cork, and glue with yarn... Here is a detail.
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This kids idea was to paint people in a welfare line. Their company name was 'Gato'.
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The finished product.
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This girls group called their company 'Geriatrics'
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Blow drying the boards for faster drying!
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Groups working on their 'brand image'.
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hard at work.
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This girl was writing a poem about David Bowie on her board. It was great!
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This is Sage. His question to me: 'Would you crook El Toro for twenty bucks?'
My answer: 'No.'
'What about a million bucks?' he said.
I said, 'Yeah, I would have to go for it.'
This is what Sage painted.
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I painted one too!
Here are some of the hand-painted skateboards: 01--02--03--04--05.
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Aaron Rose was there to help me out.
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Some kids drew a picture of me while I was doing a slide show to introduce myself.
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After the workshop, kids were asked to fill out a questionnaire. I got mostly good reviews!
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And so did Deanna!
Posted August 29th, 2008 by Brainwashing the kids is my specialty...
how did you come up with the name toy machine ed?
Posted By: nick on August 29th, 2008 at 06:18AM PST
i liked the "keep on skating, never give up!" one the best.
Posted By: weave on August 29th, 2008 at 09:35AM PST
I Liked The Welfare Line Board That Was Really Sick

And I Also Tottaly Agree With The Dude Who Wrote The Last Comment About Deanna :P
Posted By: lolercopter on August 29th, 2008 at 10:49AM PST
The fact that the chick likes Bowie is attractive... wish you could of got a shot of her face haha she looks hot in those heels...anyways, that's fuckin awesome, Ed. Just fuckin awesome.
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on August 29th, 2008 at 10:52AM PST
Kids, they don't hold back. Positive social commentary on a skate graphic? Who would have thought.
Posted By: garry on August 29th, 2008 at 11:16AM PST
Endless creativety.Seems easier now.I think.To do something constructive.
Posted By: There is so many good things on August 29th, 2008 at 06:07PM PST
That girl is down with Subhumans,dayumm.
This makes my school look like total shit,Besides the massive budget cuts.A bunch of the have unique styles with their painting.I looked at some of the art kids made in my highschool,it all looked the same and dull.My board company...boob skateboards. Every deck,a new rack.Who doesn't like boobs?

Impossible down Wallenberg for your ender in the new Emerica video.Who said you had to actually do it?We have computers that can edit it.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 29th, 2008 at 08:13PM PST
Dude, that's fucking amazing! Ed, you're such a great person! Wow! That sounded kind of gay! Yay! I'm gay! Haha!

Deanna is beautiful..
Posted By: Jacob on August 30th, 2008 at 01:28AM PST
Hm.Go bonk someone,on the helmet.That went right by my attention.Wheres was skating?Not to mention tok to fakie.That was sick.This stokes me.Like regardless of all the other difficulties that follows.Its really good.Shops rule.So do Ed and the other involved in the project,of teaching kids to create skateboard graphic and more.
Posted By: Creative constructiveness.Be awa on August 30th, 2008 at 01:29AM PST
I love it,too.
Posted By: There is so many good things on August 30th, 2008 at 01:29AM PST
Thats your speciality,Ed.Looks to me like you got something against the system,to us.Anyway,the way you get children to fill out those decks and papers is awesome.That first board your holding there looks nice.Or good.
Posted By: Working for peace,is a conflict on August 30th, 2008 at 02:09AM PST
That was a really cool thing to do for those kids. The Gato board was my favorite.
Posted By: Zach on August 30th, 2008 at 03:34PM PST
This is amazing that you did this for these kids, equally amazing that they seem to have a good sense of creativity. Ed you are my best friend and we've only met for a second!
Posted By: Robert on August 31st, 2008 at 11:56PM PST
Good work,Ed.Looks like evolvement.
Posted By: Equipment,motion,fraction and de on September 6th, 2008 at 02:19PM PST
Sectology rule.
Posted By: Give me a jack on September 7th, 2008 at 11:59PM PST
brainwashing at its clostest and finest
Posted By: the dude on September 9th, 2008 at 03:56PM PST
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