Canvas City: Street Art Workshop
Street Art Workshop
Street art is public art. Everyone can see it- rich or poor, young or old, artistic or not. It’s graffiti, stencil, wheatpasting, sticker art, posters,guerilla art, and even video projection. It’s rarely sanctioned and sometimes extremely powerful.
In this 2-day workshop, we are going to look at all these forms of street art, get inspired, and create our own, focusing especially on stencils, wheatpasting, poster, and sticker art.
-Stencils are the fastest, easiest, cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, canvas, or almost any object.
-Wheatpasting is cheap to make and an awesome way of pasting posters and other printed material onto walls.
-Stickers are easy to make, not too expensive to print and very fun to stick all over.
If you have already attended a stencil making workshop at Sattya in the past, you are still welcome and encouraged to join this one. We will be talking about new types of street art and providing you with materials to make more of your own.
The wall right in front of Sattya’s gate is quickly becoming covered in art, so once we make some stuff, we can actually spray or paste it out there. So depending on your level and interest, you can spend these 2 days either learning the basics or working on creating new designs and getting them up in the streets!
Unlike a lot of workshops at Sattya, this one will be more casual and more of a workday than a formal lesson in something. Let’s get all the supplies out, brainstorm, collaborate, help each other, and make some cool art for Kathmandu streets.
In this workshop, we will:
• Check out inspiring examples of street art around the world
• Learn how to make stencils from images in Photoshop
• Learn how to make Wheatpaste
• Learn some design basics for making stickers and posters
• Talk about street art ethics and expression
• Design/print/cut/spray/glue our own art
• Check out tips from street artists
• Discuss where to get supplies locally
• Collaborate on ideas and projects
• DO ART IN THE STREET!
All experience levels are welcome, including those with none at all.
Feel free to bring snacks to eat and music to listen to throughout the day as we work.
Date: April 14-15 (Sat & Sun)
Cost: Nrs. 1000 (To be collected at the beginning of the class)
Where: Sattya Media Arts Collective in Jawalakhel
To apply: Fill out this application by April 13
Scholarships Available for the Workshop: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
About the instructor…
Anya started making stencils and stickers because she was not a good freehand artist, but had a lot of thoughts she wanted express and get out there. While living in Austin,TX, where there are lots of art on the streets, she decided she wanted to know how to make her own and learned stencil making from a friend. From there, she began experimenting with stickers and wheatepasting. She uses her photos as the core visuals for the designs. See her blog about Nepal street art at These City Walls. And here’s a video with some of stencil action here.