Introduction to Street Art

What to Bring

  • Sketchpads, pencils and pens.
  • A thirst for taking your spray can skills to the next level!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Introduction to Street Art

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 6 hours

What You Will Learn

  • Briefing of the Graffiti culture and history. Sid’s background in the Sydney street art scene and inspirations.
  • Lettering form and character animation, colour composition and spray can knowledge and control and then being able to translate work to a large scale wall.
  • Technical skills; Planning the piece, colour composing the piece, can control, and finally knowing how to distribute your artwork (getting up).

What You Get

  • Multimedia
  • Spray paint (The best on the block, MTN)
  • High res images of your piece and the team

Description

Ready to step your can control up a notch?  One of Sydney’s finest street artists, Sid Tapia, will take you through this 5-hour ride and inspire you to discover your style, break down your fears and begin translating your art to a large scale.

Graffiti has roots in team collaborations, working together to achieve a common goal. This class will be a supportive group of peers, inspiring each other to improve. The main emphasis will be in honing your can control, giving you a strong foundation and confidence to walk away knowing you can tackle your own artwork.

  • Briefing of the Graffiti culture and history. Sid’s background in the Sydney street art scene and inspirations.
  • Lettering form and character animation, colour composition and spray can knowledge and control and then being able to translate work  to a large scale wall.
  • Technical skills; Planning the piece, colour composing the piece, can control, and finally knowing how to distribute your artwork (getting up).
  • Getting the most out of your paint brand. Waterbased vs. Acrylic
  • Cap knowledge

About Sid Tapia

Sid Tapia started hand writing at the age of 3 and has continued in the arts till today. Introduced to the graffiti culture in 1984 at the age of 10 , he was part of the well known Sydney City crews, ‘Def Crew’ and ‘Mix Artist’.  Apart from being a proffessional skateboarder between the ages of 21 and 36 he has since continued spray painting up until now. Sid’s murals that can be seen throughout the streets of Sydney including suburbs as Chippendale & Camperdown.

He has also been commissioned to paint pieces for major companies such as Fuji Film, The Salvation Army & MasterChef.

Sid is also founder and creator of the tshirt label ‘Crown St’.

See yourself here?
Book soon. 227 people viewed this class.
M
Jun 2017
Introduction to Street Art - 10 Jun 2017 10:00 AM

I got the opportunity to learn how to spray paint on a graffiti wall. I feel that it was possibly an hour too long for what was achieved. Sid Tapia was great as an instructor and was very open with suggestions. I think it would be great if you made the paint available as a pack for each student instead of gathering leftovers to try out. The course specs also indicates that you use a specific brand of spray paint, but it wasnt exactly that. I would also suggest that on the website you should leave a clear example of what we should attempt to paint as it would help to plan out the day and focus on the techniques. Overall i was very happy with this course.

C
Jun 2017
Introduction to Street Art - 10 Jun 2017 10:00 AM

This class was truly a great experience. Learning different techniques shown by Sid Tapia was both inspiring and influential. The freedom of being able to paint/graffiti among other artists in a space (graffiti tunnel) dedicated to expressional creativity was just the thing that artists need sometimes. I would definitely recommend this class to others and the fact of it being great value was just a plus!

G
Sep 2016
Introduction to Street Art - 20 Aug 2016 10:00 AM

Nice guy and I successfully made a stencil that I think looked pretty cool for a first attempt. The class would have been better with a bit more structure though.