For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).
From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:
Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.
The workshops provide young people with the opportunity to create with well-known graffiti artists, poets and designers.
Messengers Manager Mariane Asch, says it’s a great example of how the Messengers Program is harnessing the creative talents of young people through innovative programs.
“Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre is for people, aged13-18 years, who want to create distinctive art in a contemporary urban context,” Ms Asch said.
Participants will learn basic skills in aerosol art and stencil techniques from local graffiti artists Houl and Smalls. As well as creating individual pieces to take home, the group will create an urban art masterpiece on a ‘legal wall’ in the Tuggeranong Skate Park.
Voice poets Sayan De and Libby Hatfield will acquaint the students with performance poetry. Participants will gain knowledge of hip-hop and slam culture and tips on how to express themselves through spoken word.
Design artist Polly Crowden will work with the students to create funky t-shirt designs, which they will hand screen-print onto t-shirts.
Messengers provide a safe and supportive environment for young people to express themselves while developing life skills. All sessions are free.
Venue: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street Greenway
Who: 13-18 years
- Saturday 16 May – SMALLS (Street artist)
- Saturday 23 May –SMALLS (Street artist)
- Saturday 30 May – SANYA/LIVVI (Voice Poetry)
Venue: Tuggeranong Arts Centre- 137 Reed Street Greenway
Who: 13-18 years
- Saturday 6 June – HOUL (Street artist)
- Saturday 13 June – HOUL (Graffiti artist)
- Saturday 20 June – POLLY (Designer)
- Saturday 27 June – POLLY (Designer)
Young people wanting to take part in the project are encouraged to enrol by contacting Messengers program on 6293 2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.