Are you interested in learning the art of stencils and spray-painting?

Our beginners stencil workshop has been specially designed by street artists to give you a chance to experience working within these mediums under the guidance of a renowned stencil artist. At the end of the class you will have your very own spray painted artwork to take home.

The workshops take place at the famous Blender Studios and places are limited so bookings will be taken on a first in first saved basis.


  • Our stencil street artist will meet you at the famous Blender Studios and welcome you to this special creative establishment
  • Our stencil artist will do an introduction to the studios, including an artist talk covering the history of stencil making and street art. You will then head outside to our laneway for a street art demonstration and introduction into spray painting.
  • After the demonstration, you will head back inside and work closely with our artist to draw your own design that you will then turn into a stencil. Feel free to bring along reference imagery or photos to work from!
  • The artist will guide you through each process and help you make your drawing into a stencil design with bridges and layers. Then it’s time to cut out the stencil from acetate.
  • Once the stencil is made its time to paint! Our artist will guide you through a variety of technique to ensure you have a beautiful and unique piece of art to take home.
  • Light refreshments will be provided during the workshop.
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What you will learn
  • Learn how to design and make your own street art stencil from scratch
  • Discover the history and relevance of stencils within the street art movement
  • Create your own piece of spray painted art onto a canvas or T-shirt to take home
What you will get
  • Professional street art demonstration by our renowned stencil artists
  • All materials to create your own street art stencil
  • A T-shirt or canvas to take home painted with your own artwork
  • The chance to explore the famous Blender Studios in Melbourne’s CBD

What to bring
  • Your creative enthusiasm
  • A reference image or photo if you have something specific in mind that you would like to work with (please note this is not mandatory however)
  • Any other objects that you might want to paint your stencil on to such as a book cover etc.
What to wear

Appropriate clothing for a painting class! If spray paint gets on your clothes, chances are it won’t come out.

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in learning more about street art, or looking for a fun creative activity. You don’t need to be a good drawer for this class, just come along with your creative enthusiasm!


Blender Studios

Vendor since 2016

Many artists from the Blender have achieved great success in their research and practice.

There has always been a heavy research influence at the Blender. There is a lot of discussions and constructive criticism.

Over the years there has been many Blender artists working in a variety of mediums, who have achieved major critical success.

In early 2004 the Blender closed, to be opened again in 2007 in the same place. The climate of the Australian art scene had changed and as the Blender re-opened its doors it was clear that the Blender was also going to be different.We still have a strong link to street art with some of the most famous and prolific street artists calling the Blender home.

The Blender has changed now, it has become more of an art complex with 18 studios, an artist in residence program, the Blender laneway street art project, the Melbourne Propaganda Window, Dark Horse Experiment and The Melbourne Street Tours

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Tours run rain, hail or shine if they meet the minimum participants.

Melbourne Street Art Tours reserves the right to cancel tour departures. A minimum number of bookings is required to operate each tour. It may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure. In this case your payment won’t be processed and you will be given the option to wait for other participants OR you can choose another tour date (at which point payment will be processed).

Cancellation Policy: More than 2 days before tour date - full refund minus 10% bank fee;Less than 48 hrs - 50% refundable;Less than 24 Hrs - non-refundable. Minimum Attendance: Melbourne Street Art Tours reserves the right to cancel tour departures. A minimum number of bookings is required to operate each tour. It may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure in which case a full refund will be offered.

Weather Contingency: Tours will run regardless of inclement weather conditions. We provide ponchos in the case of rain. We are happy to swap your tour date should the weather deter you from coming on your booked tour, however any refunds requested due to weather conditions will be subject to the same cancellation policies as described above.

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22 September 2017 • Stencil Art Workshop

The stencil workshop is highly recommended at Blender Studios. Within the intimate setting of the art space we were guided through a tour of the working spaces of the many resident artists, each having their own style. From there George provided us with a history of how the stencil art form came to be and the pioneers of Melbourne's scene. Then we were given a run down of the various stenciling techniques available to get us in the right mindframe in developing our own piece of art. The class gives you with the confidence to be able to paint on your own and knowing that you part with a great understanding of can control. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to get to the studio as it can be a little tricky to find depending on which way you enter the shopping complex.


11 January 2017 • Stencil Art Workshop

Street art brief history, types of art, stencil and layers. Using the spray can, environmental consideration and technique.