The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity, helping children, young people and their families. The charity arranges special days out for kids with heart problems. The guys from CHF had heard about our graffiti workshops and wanted to get involved. We spoke to the team about their goals for the day and tailored a bespoke graffiti workshop to suit. Hosted at our gallery in East London the group arrived with a police escort that they had acquired for the day! We showed them all of the amazing art on display and they started to realise what was possible with street art. After a quick introduction it was time to get busy.
We believe that graffiti and street art are powerful art forms. You can help spread a message, express yourself and the added bonus is that painting is really fun!
Our artists have been creating street art for many years and are accomplished teachers when it comes to the tricks and techniques needed to wield a spraycan correctly. We started the CHF participants off with the basics, from how to hold a spraycan and draw a straight line through to more complex graffiti techniques. It was amazing to see how inspired the group was and they threw themselves into the painting. It was clear to see how much they enjoyed the experience as they proudly created their final mural – a group effort that displayed the techniques learnt. They explained that ‘Brighthearts’ is the name of their teen forum as they posed for pictures in front of the freshly painted piece. It is always fantastic for us to see young people that have had a lot of problems in their lives enjoy themselves so thoroughly.
Our graffiti workshops can help a group express themselves, work together as a team and learn new skills, whilst having a lot of fun in a safe and supportive environment. We have worked with charities, schools and various youth organisations to deliver a comprehensive learning experience. If you’re interested in learning about street art from our expert graffiti artists then contact us to discuss your ideas!