Caledonia Curry, whose art appears under the name Swoon, is one of the first women to be recognized in the world of street art, which has been mostly controlled by men for many years. She makes her art on the sides of buildings in New York, in museums and 3-D installations. Her art is large scale, with a mix of realism and the fantastical.

Today, use chalk to create your own street art on sidewalks to make your own contribution to the world of street art!

This project is one of the virtual classes exploring women artists, hosted on Facebook Live from 1:30-2pm every Wednesday and Friday. Materials and instructions are posted here afterwards. Tune into the live classes to ask questions, give suggestions, and interact with other students who are stuck at home!

If you want to watch the recording of the live video, check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel!


  • chalk
  • a public space where you can draw


  1. Find a public space. It can be the sidewalk outside of your house, your street, or the side of a building, and more. Make sure you are allowed to draw there and stay safe.
  2. Use chalk to create a piece of street art. Get inspiration from Swoon’s artwork, which mixes realistic portraits with vibrant colors and fantastical shapes and themes. Check out some of her artwork here.
  3. Take a picture of your art to share it, and teach your friends and family about Swoon.