Street Art 101

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What’s it all about?

Interested in street art and graffiti? Always wanted to know how to understand (read) it? Or who makes it and how? This fun and practical class will not only be an introduction to the scene but touch on the variety of techniques used to make street-art and how to find it, photograph it and collect it.

What will we cover?

This class is an introduction to the scene; no matter your age, stage or creative-abilities this class is designed to open up the world of graffiti to you. We will briefly discuss a number of topics from a basic history of graffiti to how to ‘read’ modern pieces and more.

In practical terms you’ll learn lettering styles, how to turn ‘tagging’ into artwork, how to start stencilling and the safety issues of using spray-paint.

This is a large topic and so this class is an introduction, but will provide those interested with a variety of ways to further their skills and to get involved in this popular art movement.

Who will be teaching?

PheelixPheelix is a Melbourne-based artist who has been making art for over 20 years – after thousands of pieces made and sold from the pavement to the top end of town, his new aim is to become the most widely collected yet truly non-commercial artist in Australia. He is now in process of giving away the majority of his life’s works to anyone who cares to have them. From street-art to busking, curating to working alongside a variety of contemporary artists, Pheelix has ranged from visual art to installations, from murals to performances and community art-based programs and everything in-between.

His philosophical approach has been both influential and infuriating to the art industry – he is very punk about his contribution to our collective art history and is now focusing his attention on teaching, both in person and via social-media. For more information visit ARTvsLiFE on YouTube, or follow him on Instagram – pheelix_one.