Street Art Workshop
The Year 9's took part in creating some artwork during their Flexy Week. With workshops run by Mr Wise and Mr Wyvill, the students created a large, contemporary piece of work showcasing their skills.
"For year 9s, on the Tuesday/ Wednesday of this year’s flexy week we had a street art workshop. This involved using glue, pieces of paper, spray paint and acrylics in order to do a project with the rest of the group that all fit together to make a big piece of street art.
The first thing we had to do was make a background on the piece of board we did. We got messy doing this, we had to get glue on our hands and cover the board to stick down ripped pieces of art to make a background, we then went on to make stencils for spray-painting.
Once we had the stencils, we sprayed on the images and used other people's board to overlap them and eventually make a big piece of street art. We used techniques such as bende dots to add some patterns onto the board. Some of us then were able to go on to using the acrylics. We got images of iconic people or cartoons and drew them out, we then used the acrylics to finish.
All the equipment we used (images, spray paint, acrylics, glue, boards) was brand new. And I personally loved the workshop. It was a good way to introduce us to street art and how to create it, as well as a good way to promote teamwork. Thank you to Mr Wise and Mr Wyvill for organising and leading the workshop."
- Lucas Meachum