Our STREET ART EXPERIENCE operates fortnightly and is open to everyone who has an interest in learning more about Melbourne's underground creative cultures.
The session starts with a VIP studio tour of the famous Blender Studios. You will be shown around the labyrinth of art spaces that is home to 25 different artists across a variety of mediums - including street artists and graffiti artists. The Blender Studios has operated alongside the street art movement in Melbourne for over 17 years. Exploring the studios offers an authentic insight into the lives and practices of Melbourne's artists.
After some light refreshments, the group will then get a spraypainting demonstration from one of our Blender artists in our private street art laneway. The group will be shown how to spraypaint stencils as well as a variety of different basic spraypainting techniques. Everyone will then get the chance to paint their own piece of street art onto a canvas, using stencils from our stencil library.
- Every guest will get an understanding of and insight into Melbourne's street art scene. Every guest will get to take their own spray painted artwork home.
- VIP Studio Tour with Adrian Doyle or another Blender artist, Street Art demonstration, 45 minute pre-cut stencil workshop and all materials, Refreshments at the studio
- Street Parking available on Dudley St (metered)
- Closest/cheapest parking CARe Park, Lot 156 West Tower. 338-360 Dudley St
West Melbourne. 24/7 hour car park, pay and display, $11 for 12 Hours, 700m from Blender Studios (6 minutes walk)
- Just a camera if you want to take photos!
Remember you will be doing some hands on spray painting, maybe leave that white cashmere sweater at home :)
Open to all
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 20+ studios, an artist in residence program, the Blender laneway street art project, the Melbourne Propaganda Window, Dark Horse Experiment and The Melbourne Street Tours.
Blender Studios requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Blender Studios to organise a refund or transfer
Blender Studios reserves the right to cancel workshops should the minimum number of bookings not be met.
In the case that a workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or credit.
Weather Contingency: Workshops will run regardless of unfavourable weather conditions.
No Show- No refund.
Cancellation must be made via e-mail or phone call at least 48hrs prior the workshop time.