Make your mark on some cool wearable art
Want something new to wear?
This is where graffiti art and your own personal style collide in an explosion of colour and coolness.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORKSHOP
Your mission: completely cover a white t-shirt or hoody with graffiti style art. We’ll show you how to turn your drawings and doodles into cool designs, using fabric markers, masking techniques and spray paint.
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We’ll show you examples of easy graffiti fonts (letter styles), to help you create super cool personalised designs. Plan an epic work of graffiti art, or just jump right in, start doodling and see what happens! Whatever you’re in to, you can turn your themes and ideas into wearable art. Make it cool, make it cute, or make it crazy – whatever your style, we think you’ll love your finished spray painted t-shirt or hoody.
Our specially mixed super bright fabric paint is non-aerosol, so no need to wear masks or work outside. Although aprons will be available, we will be using permanent fabric paints and pens (so that your designs can be washed without disappearing), so we recommend that you don’t wear anything too precious to the workshop, just in case!
During the final stage of the workshop, we help everyone to spray paint two at a time, so for parties, please be aware your guests will finish their t-shirts in a staggered time frame. When finished spraying, if they are old enough, they can help those that are still designing, or we recommend having a fast and fun activity or party food ready.PERFECT AS A SCHOOL LEAVERS TREAT:
This workshop is made for end of year celebrations – great for pupils, guides, scouts etc to design some wearable art and sign each other’s shirts – lasting mementos of happy times.
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DID YOU KNOW?
The word ‘graffiti’ is actually an Italian word that means ‘to scratch’. It was first used to describe naughty scribblings, that were scratched into walls hundreds of years ago. But modern graffiti art started in New York in the 1970’s, by young people using spray paint to create designs on urban surfaces, including trains. We don’t recommend this! Keep practising on your t-shirt, and maybe you’ll be the next Banksy.
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