Fancy being the next Banksy? You can try your hand at graffiti with experienced teachers from graft.
graft is run by husband and wife team, Rob and Sophie Wheeler. Rob is a graffiti artist and printmaker – he runs the workshops and paints the walls, while Sophie handles the administration side of the business. After several years of experience of running workshops and painting murals, boards and signs for all sorts of people and purposes, Rob and Sophie decided to launch their services as a small business. Both Rob and Sophie are qualified teachers (with up-to-date enhanced CRB disclosures) with experience of teaching children and young people of all ages, as well as adults.
graft offers graffiti art workshops and mural paintings on any scale to match your requirements. They are fully insured and all materials are included in the price quoted. They run workshops for: schools, youth groups, charities, one-to-one, special schools / SEN departments, birthday parties, after school / holiday clubs, businesses… and more. As a general guide, prices are around £125 (plus £5 per student for materials) for a half-day workshop and £195 (plus £10 per student for materials) for a full-day workshop, but graft are happy to discuss your budget and arrange a workshop to suit your needs and resources. They also offer one-to-one workshops starting at only £30, which make a great birthday present for a graffiti fan. They provide gift vouchers too.
A half-day workshop includes:
intro to graffiti
designing a ‘tag’
producing a small board/canvas using paint markers
A full-day workshop includes:
intro to graffiti
developing tags, ‘throw ups’ and characters
producing a large board / mural using spraycans and markers
To find out more about graffiti workshops visit their website: http://www.graftworkshop.co.uk/