New to our project: Street Art Workshops
One thing that many people associate with Berlin is the huge street art and graffiti movement. Due to the crazy amount of abandoned buildings and spaces, and the city’s continued approach to promoting creativity, it has become a mecca of this artistic style.
We are delighted to have added weekly graffiti workshops to our programme! Under the tutelage of celebrated artist Ale Senso, our students will learn the basics of stenciling and tagging, as well as spray paint techniques. They’ll also leave with a final piece of stunning work once the course is completed.
Graffiti workshops in a formerly abandoned building
The classes will take place in Ale’s workspace ‘Apartment A’, a derelict building which she was given permission to paint in for a few months before its upcoming renovation. The landlord was so blown away by her work that he decided let her stay and work there for the last two years.
Now the venue, whilst still serving as a concrete canvas for Ale’s work, has also become a home for exhibitions and live music. Our graffiti sessions will take place here.
Ale’s speciality is mural-style graffiti, but we’ll balance out the classes with one of her colleagues, who specialises in classic character based graffiti and tagging. This will give the students a perfect blend of two different ends of this artistic spectrum.
‘I recently participated in a graffiti workshop and loved it! The graffiti artists were generous with their knowledge and helpful in guiding us in useful techniques. I easily lost four hours and left the workshop feeling like I’ve obtained a new set of skills. It was a lot of fun!’
October 2019 workshop participant Regina Birchwell