Mik Shida’s Intro to Street Art

What to Bring

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

Mik Shida’s Intro to Street Art

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What You Will Learn

  • Character animation and colour composition
  • Spray can knowledge and control
  • Translating your work to a large scale wall

What You Get

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


Come and spend some time with one of Brisbane’s finest street artists, Mik Shida. This workshop will 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. Mik’s background in the Brisbane street art scene and inspirations.
  • 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 Mik Shida

Shida (born 1990) is an Australian multidisciplinary artist best known for his large scale mural work.  Shida has an impressive list of accomplishments under his belt, with several solo shows, and multiple group shows both in Australia and overseas.   Shida has been involved in the street art since 2004, painting murals across five continents with his work renowned on the international street art scene.

Shida’s work is instantly recognisable because of his unique illustrative/painting style and for the alien like characters which often feature in his work. Shida’s work takes in everything from traditional, to tribal, to street art techniques, and he is influenced by various Indigenous and spiritual art forms, science fiction, and classical painting.


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