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Graffiti Art Course Intro - 2 sessions

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Gasworks Arts Park

Art & Craft Room (Enter via Richardson Street, opposite cnr Richardson and St Vincent Streets)

Richardson Street

Albert Park, VIC 3206


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Join us for a fun and full-on course covering all things graffiti. Learn to use an aerosol can, design letters, paint your own piece and hear how the graffiti and street art movement started with full-time Melbourne-based graffiti artist Dan Wenn from 90 Degrees Graffiti.

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Our introductory course will cover the history, techniques and tools of graffiti, aerosol and street art with loads of hands on painting and sketching time and guided 1:1 technical practice.


Here is what we'll cover:

Week 1 Intro (25.05.17)

  • The history of graffiti and street art – from New York to Melbourne
  • Artistic styles and processes
  • Safety equipment and best practice
  • Understanding spray cans and nozzles
  • Spray painting techniques – line work, filling in, blending colours

Week 2 Intro (01.05.17)

  • Letter styles and sketching
  • Resources for inspiration
  • The anatomy of a graffiti piece – demo and guided piece painting
  • Sketching and colour selection
  • Painting a piece

No creativity, knowledge or experience required for the intro course – just enthusiasm!

***Spaces are limited to ensure everyone gets plenty of 1:1 time***

Nb. You must be over 18 to attend this course (proof of age is required). Occasionally we make an exception to this rule... please get in touch if you don't meet this requirement so we can have a chat.


Here's what's included:

All painting equipment, drawing materials and protective gear will be provided. We’ve also got snacks covered. If you'd like to bring your dinner please do so (there’s a fridge) - there won't be a long break but you're free to stop and start as you please.

For those interested in continuing their practice at home, we've included the option of buying an aerosol starter pack with your registration at a discounted price. The pack includes a box of six spray cans, a respirator, a painting board and a nozzel pack. Packs will also be available for purchase during the course at a cost of $130 and so will individual cans of spray paint.

PLEASE NOTE: Your health and safety is our foremost concern. We provide masks and other protective gear for mandatory use while painting, and dedicate a portion of the workshop to health and safety guidelines while using aerosols. While we take every precaution to minimize health and safety risks associated with spray painting throughout this workshop, spray paint may still pose a risk to some people, and students of this workshop are advised that they participate at their own risk. All participants are required to sign a waiver of indemnity prior to commencement.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend the course?

Yes. You must be 18+ to attend this course. Sometimes we make exceptions to this rule - please send us an email if you're under 18 and would like to participate.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from Gasworks Arts Park?

Gasworks is a short walk from the 1 tram and a long walk from the 109. Parking is available all around the park and no time limits apply!

What should I wear?

Please wear clothing and footwear you don't mind getting paint on (you will get paint on you) and please wear closed-toe shoes. Please remove any rings you don't want to get paint on.

What should I bring?

Dinner if you'd like. Also bring any examples of graffiti or street art you like. For Continued Practice, pelase bring sketches or any reference material you would like to use for your project.

Night times / these dates don't work for me... will you be running this any other time?

Yep. We have a Saturday courses available in July - let us know if you want to be alerted to this one.

How can I contact 90 Degrees Art with any questions?

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