Posts Tagged ‘aerosol art’

Opportunity to work with Brighton street artists on important community art project – young people needed!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012


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REVISED DATES!
New start date: Saturday 19th January

Wet Paint is kicking of 2013 by working in partnership with Sussex Police and Brighton Youth Centre to deliver a specially commissioned street art project.

We are looking for up to 15 young people aged 12-16 years old to come and participate as part of the team.
All activities are free and do not require previous experience.

The main goal of the project is to help build better relationships between the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT’s) and young people within local Brighton communities by getting them to work together to design and create a street art mural.

NPT’s are the police teams that could be described as the ‘bobbies on the beat’ – officers that are dedicated to policing a local area – with the intention of making the police more visible and accessible on the streets so that the public are more connected to local law enforcement and hopefully feel safer as a result.

The police want to work with the local community to explore ideas about art can be used to encourage people to talk about challenging issues and express them visually.

The project will feature interactive meet ups and aerosol art activities that will enable a group of young people to work alongside some officers from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams with two well-known Brighton street artists; SNUB23 and Sinna One.
These will take place over 4 consecutive Saturdays starting 19th January 2013.

The team will work together to come up with some ideas for a mural design and all learn how to do aerosol art. The ultimate goal is for the team to create a mural using spray paint on a wall in a central Brighton location.

Click here for a detailed flyer: WPP_Sussex Police_Street Art Project Flyer

You don’t need any previous experience of aerosol art or handling spray paint, as all training will be provided, but you do need permission from a parent, carer or guardian.

These activities are FREE to all involved, but all applicants must be available on the following dates and times:
Saturday 19th January morning only
Saturday 26th January 11am-3pm
Saturday 2nd February January morning only
Saturday 9th February 9am-4.30pm.

All activities, except for the mural painting, will take place at Brighton Youth Centre on Edward Street.

Wet Paint Queen Bee, Fay MacDonald answers the question on everyone’s lips: ” The Police and street art might not seem like a natural partner at first, but this is about using spray paint to create powerful messages through art on walls. It features training in a specific skill. All activities are offered and delivered within a legitimate, responsible and safe environment. For this project, street art is being used as a creative and interactive way to bring different people together and explore challenging issues that affect communities.”

If you are interested, please email Fay at: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com

You can send a completed application form via email. OR  just bring it with you on Saturday 19th January, but please do let us know if you plan to come along.

Click to download the Application Form here: WPP Police Street Art Application Form

Please do feel free to contact us with any questions!

 

 

Link Up Graffiti

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Last Sunday saw another Wet Paint productions’ Graffiti Workshop and this time we were working with some budding young artists from the Link-Up Project .  The Brighton and Hove parent-run group  provide support and a social network for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their parents. As part of their activities and outings they included an aerosol art afternoon schooled by Snub 23 (powered by Kobra Paint) who introduced the kids to the art of the craft. The kids loved it so much we have a sneaking suspicion they will be coming back for more. We’d like to thank all the members of Link-Up as they were great and a pleasure to work with. Especially Tom who at 15 years-old had this to say: “I feel this workshop has really enriched my knowledge of graffiti, character construction and building on a canvas.  I think we have all learnt new skills with spray paint and I’d definitely love to do it again in the near future.  All participants have really enjoyed themselves and found a way of expressing their individual artistic side with brilliant outcomes.” And of course a huge thanks to Snub 23 for being inspirational and to Wet Paint’s Community & Projects Manager Charlie Allsebrook for heading up this and all of our workshops and community work. To find out more about The Link-Up Project click the highlighted link and to enquire about Wet Paint’s workshop and community related work contact Charlie Allsebrook: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com


We’ve Seen the Future…

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Due to a manic schedule (and maybe a bit of well earned laziness!) we have had what can only be described as a communications black out over the last few weeks. Well, back from travels sorting arrangements for forthcoming events which we’ll announce very soon, we thought we’d update you with a couple of posts on recent events.

Last month saw Wet Paint Productions’ Aerosol Art workshops kick off at the Open Market, Brighton, and we had a full house every time. From seven year-olds to a thirty something stag party, we found ourselves teaching the uninitiated how to spray paint and with great success. Our young apprentices especially threw themselves into the action and couldn’t wait to get their hands dirty as these pictures prove. Under the guidance of Foundry and Snub 23 we think we have helped to produce some budding little graffiti artists. We have to also thank Funky Red Dog and Limbo for their direction too.

Having already received a lot of requests for more we will update you soon with future dates.

Start Them Young – Graffiti Workshops for Kids

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Just call us the saviors of parents. With the summer school holidays in full swing, Wet Paint Productions have introduced graffiti taster workshops for kids from 7 upwards. Instead of sat in front of a TV wearing their thumbs to the bone on games consoles (or whatever it is kids do these days), we are now giving them the chance to experience aerosol art and graffiti techniques under the guidance of respected and talented, local artists. Based at the Open Market in the centre of Brighton, groups of no more than five per session will receive a great introduction to street art in a safe and urban environment. All paint and protective equipment is supplied.

As places and sessions are limited we advise that you book quickly. For more information an bookings contact us at: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com

So, whether you are a student, street art enthusiast, or have a child who would benefit from a positive way to learn basic creative graffiti skills, we look forward to hearing from you.