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Way of the Spray
Ever wanted to try your hand at street art and graffiti style work? Or have you been giving it a go, but could use some tips from an expert? Here is your opportunity to access all of the tips and tricks from professional public artist and master of the can, Darren Hutchens. This workshop is designed as an introduction to the physical and conceptual approaches to working with a spray can and covers a range of aerosol art tips and techniques such as…
- anatomy of a spray can and features of various brands
- nozzle selection
- physicality, saftey and ethics of operating a spray can
- the design elements and principles applied to spray painted artwork
- incorporation of mixed media approaches such as stencils, paste-ups and paint markers
Through basic skills development, you will gain the confidence to work with spray paint as a medium for your own art practice. There is a max of 8 students to help you really maximise your learning.
The workshop will cover spray can techniques and introduce you to other street art and graffiti forms such as tagging, piecing, stencilling and paste-ups, various terminology and ways to approach painting.
You will experiment with these techniques to create collaborative work and your own individual piece on MDF board.
About the teacher:
Daz is an experienced workshop and mural project facilitator and mural artist with many years experience working with spray paint as his primary medium. He has a professional background in illustration, graphic design & sign-writing and has worked as a youth worker and TAFE lecturer.
- Aerosol art tips and techniques as well as mixed media approaches
- The physicality, ethics and safety of using spraycans
- Design elements and principles applied to graffiti and street art
- Spray cans, paper, drawing materials, paper, disposable masks and gloves to use
- Small MDF panel on which to create your own work
- A nice small class, maximum of 8 people
Please note, there is no parking directly adjacent to Workshop Freo. Parking is available at the J Shed, E Shed, Bather's Beach parking lots, and street parking is available in High Street, Cliff Street and Phillimore St. The use of public transport and local CAT buses is encouraged.
There is a PDF document attached to all booking confirmations with a map. Mrs Trivett Place is a sharp left just before Fleet Street. It looks more like a driveway than a road. Keep walking up the hill, past Walyalup Cultural Centre and the public toilets. You will then see our little green building, number 15, tucked beneath the Roundhouse, and overlooking Bather's Beach and the J Shed.
Access is also possible from the back steps behind the J Shed or the footpath behind the Roundhouse. It's a little tucked away and if in doubt, type in 'Workshop Freo' to Google Maps or call 0431774371 for some assistance!
- If you have your own respirator, mask and gloves, that would be great. If you don't have them, don't stress, disposable mask and gloves will be provided.
- Sketchbook, visual diary, with some concepts.
- Reference materials if you have something you'd like to work from.
Closed toe shoes preferred. Clothes you don't mind getting paint on.
Suitable for all levels
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Workshop Freo or organised by Workshop Freo must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Workshop Freo's premises.
Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Workshop Freo
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Workshop Freo
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Workshop Freo unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Workshop Freo classes and events or on Workshop Freo’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Workshop Freo promo material)
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 6 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
5.) CLOSE OF TICKET SALES
For some classes ticket sales close a week out from the workshop, due the necessity for teachers to order and organise materials. If ticket sales are not sufficient (as above) the class may be cancelled.