SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Tues 21st & Wed 22nd January 2020
This Summer school holidays, Blender Studios will once again be running a two-day art program for youth. The workshops will be held at our studios where the young people will get to learn from practising artists across a variety of street art mediums.
STREET ART TOUR
SUSTAINABLE ART WORKSHOP
Day One - Tuesday 21st January
Street Art Tour 10am-12pm
Stencil Workshop 1pm-3pm
Day Two - Wednesday 22nd January
Sustainable Art Workshop 10am-12pm
Freehand Jam 12.30pm-3pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
All of our youth workshops are run by artists experienced in working with youth. All our staff have WWC's and work with school-aged students multiple times a week. We will provide all materials for the classes and the young people will get to take their artworks home! We will provide a light snack in each workshop, please inform us of any dietary requirements.
We kindly ask that parents do not attend the program due to limitations on group size. There will be a supervised lunch break on both days, if you are happy for your child to have their lunch unsupervised then please let us know. We will speak to you about this at sign in on Day one.
Explore Melbourne's famous laneways with a street artist who will tell you all the exciting stories behind the artworks.
The tour will start at Federation Square and finish at the Blender Studios. Meeting point communicated upon booking.
Our tours are led by an established street artist who is passionate about the street art world. Street art is an ephemeral art form, and who would know about this better than a practising street artist?
STENCIL WORKSHOP (2hrs)
This workshop offers an introduction to spray-painting through stencils. Every young person will design and create their own stencil that they will cut from acetate. Using a combination of basic freehand skills and stencilling techniques, each young person will then spray-paint a canvas that they will get to keep.
SUSTAINABLE ART WORKSHOP (2hrs)
In this plastic recycling workshop, youth will learn from artist Cesar (Aoracreo) about the potential uses of plastic bags. Through years of experimentation, he has been able to produce a number of different products such as bags and wallets, and he has found that there is no need for more extraction of natural resources to make new raw materials for the production of these.
Each workshop will culminate with the participants creating their own accessories with upcycled plastics, and making art in the process!
The essence and intention of this workshop is to explore creative and useful ways for people to recycle plastics, and ultimately reduce the impact on the environment.
FREEHAND JAM (2.5hrs)
Our Freehand Jam offers an exclusive chance to learn a variety of spraypainting techniques from a renowned street artist right here at the famous Blender Studios. The session includes an artist demonstration and practice activities before painting your final street art piece on to a wooden panel which you are welcome to take home.
All classes (except the tour) will be held at the famous Blender Studios located at 33-35 Dudley Street, West Melbourne.
Min. of 4 and Max. 15 young people in each program.
What to bring
Make sure you wear appropriate clothing for an art class! Everything else is provided.
Full two day program (4 workshops) $295
Includes all materials and light refreshments, plus lunchtime supervision on both days.
Minimum age 10+ years
- A variety of street art mediums including stencilling, freehand and sustainable art.
- How to use spraypaint and make your own street art!
- Professional street art demonstrations by our renowned stencil artists
- All materials to create your own artworks
- Light refreshments (morning and afternoon tea)
- The chance to explore the famous Blender Studios
- 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)
- Please bring along your own lunch. We will offer juice and snacks for morning and afternoon tea.
Practical clothes for an art workshop
Anyone interested in learning more about street art, or looking for a fun creative activity. You don’t need to be good at drawing for this class, just come along with your creative enthusiasm!
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.