Did you know that two of the first recognised graffiti writers of New York in the 1970’s were Female?
Join skilled Australian graffiti artist Maid for an all-girl graffiti masterclass as she imparts her wealth of knowledge of the graffiti subculture and aerosol technique in a fun afternoon session.
First, you will be visually guided through a brief history and the ‘Do’s and Dont’s’ of getting up followed by a blackbook sketch session where you will create and refine your letters or character with Maid’s assistance. Finally you will head to the wall where a hands-on tutorial in spraycan technique will result in your blackbook sketch becoming your very own graffiti piece.
Sometimes you find beauty in the most unexpected places, sometimes you create it there. MAID prefers to do the latter, refining her art skills on the unpredictable, large-scale canvases of the street.
An accomplished artist across a wide spectrum of practice, MAID is one the few female artists working within Australia who has gained the respect and admiration of the notoriously exclusive graffiti community through her earnest approach and respect of the culture.
Her mix of traditional art training, advanced aerosol technique and skill with both graffiti lettering and characters is a unique formula not often seen in female artists, her confident, bold style sets her apart from the whimsical watercolours of her peers with strong keylines, punchy colours, a touch of Pop Art and Japanese Kawaii elements and a subtle undertone of girl power.
With an ability to seamlessly move from large-scale murals to small canvases; Melbourne-born, Sydney-based MAID has exhibited her work in streets and galleries worldwide including Finland, Denmark, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands.
- Intro to the culture of graffiti.
- A break down on how to structure a piece/ character – including sketching, outlines, fills, and getting it on the wall.
- Run-down on different types of spraypaint, caps, can pressure and colour selection.
- A sketch session with one-on-one assistance.
- Spraypainting - With hands on guidance.
- There will also be a range of prepared letter styles, “names” and character ideas, paper, pens and pencils to use and experiment with.
- Clothes that need more colour on them
- Sketchbooks / artworks / alter ego
- Don’t forget your camera!
Casual (Warning: It might get messy)
All-Girls interested to learn graffiti.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit 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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
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 Work-Shop.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. 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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.