Ever wanted to slay a massive wall but don’t know how? Enjoy scrawling with those aerosol cans you confiscated off your kids while they were sleeping? Fancy making stencils, or are you already a seasoned practicing artist looking to expand your skill set and gain a different perspective on the artform?
Join New Zealand based artist Cinzah, for this one day intensive workshop where you'll learn everything from the basics of aerosol art through to super-techie can control and tricks of the trade.
In this workshop we’ll be going over a basic introduction to working with aerosols, how they function and how you can hit that straight line, or make that sweet cutback. We’ll be expanding on the fact that muralism / street art / urban contemporary art isn’t just what that guy Banksy did.
Cinzah will work one on one with you, no matter what skill level you are at, to guide you through creating your own work of art.
We’ll work through the basics of designing a piece, from pencil on paper, to paint on a wall (or your own board to take home) covering the following –
Concept design and development
Scaling, proportion and translating your idea into a large scale artwork
Cinzah Merkens is a New Zealand based multidisciplinary artist, event producer, curator and father of two, based out of Napier, Hawkes Bay.
Cinzah paints from and for his environment, often expressing his views about pressing environmental issues, with a strong sense of colour, movement and balance. His work also explores themes such as the interrelationship between man and nature, duality, mythology and story telling.
Cinzah has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand, also showing work in group shows, festivals and mural productions in Australia, Mexico, North America, Canada, Japan, South East Asia and the Caribbean.
Cinzah also works alongside his friends and family at Pangeaseed Foundation as the New Zealand regional Director, and is one of the main driving forces behind the realisation of close to 60 environmentally themed murals created as part of NZ's largest international mural painting festival to date - Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans 2016 and 2017 in Auckland and Napier.