4 Elements Graffiti Workshop

Price
£55 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
7+
Child and Family Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

Bristol is world-famous for its graffiti, so let the endless eye-catching murals and striking art that covers our streets inspire the budding street artist within you.

In this workshop, hosted by an active and experienced graffiti writer, you'll get an in-depth insider's perspective on the culture and history of graffiti, right here in the UK's graffiti capital.

Your host Tom will show you how to get hands-on with a spray can, before you try freehand styles and techniques in a safe and controlled environment. With this newfound skill and knowledge, you'll get creative and design your own ‘piece’ or ‘tag’.

Tom will begin by sharing his portfolio, inspiration and tips on how to create attention-grabbing designs. You’ll get the opportunity to design your name using one of Tom’s pre-designed templates, or your own, if you’re feeling adventurous.

Tom will cover everything from different techniques, to paints, letting styles, the legalities of graffiti, and everything else you need to know before you become the next Banksy.

Next up, you’ll get to grips with stencil cutting – carefully drawing around the outline of your hands and cutting out the card. Tom will weigh up the difference between stencil and freelance, suggesting original ideas for both.

A spray paint demonstration will be followed by a chance to work collectively with the other guests on a large collaborative piece, overlaid with stencils. This will be dismounted at the end of the workshop so every guest can take a section of the artwork home.

This workshop is a lot of fun no matter what your age, so why not make the most of our special group rate – sign up as a family and create memories as well as art!

Safety talks will be provided throughout the session.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

Bristol is world-famous for its graffiti, so let the endless eye-catching murals and striking art that covers our streets inspire the budding street artist within you.

In this workshop, hosted by an active and experienced graffiti writer, you'll get an in-depth insider's perspective on the culture and history of graffiti, right here in the UK's graffiti capital.

Your host Tom will show you how to get hands-on with a spray can, before you try freehand styles and techniques in a safe and controlled environment. With this newfound skill and knowledge, you'll get creative and design your own ‘piece’ or ‘tag’.

Tom will begin by sharing his portfolio, inspiration and tips on how to create attention-grabbing designs. You’ll get the opportunity to design your name using one of Tom’s pre-designed templates, or your own, if you’re feeling adventurous.

Tom will cover everything from different techniques, to paints, letting styles, the legalities of graffiti, and everything else you need to know before you become the next Banksy.

Next up, you’ll get to grips with stencil cutting – carefully drawing around the outline of your hands and cutting out the card. Tom will weigh up the difference between stencil and freelance, suggesting original ideas for both.

A spray paint demonstration will be followed by a chance to work collectively with the other guests on a large collaborative piece, overlaid with stencils. This will be dismounted at the end of the workshop so every guest can take a section of the artwork home.

This workshop is a lot of fun no matter what your age, so why not make the most of our special group rate – sign up as a family and create memories as well as art!

Safety talks will be provided throughout the session.

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Yuup extras

  • Take home a canvas which you and your fellow guests have painted

Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly
  • Adult changing
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Mask and gloves will be provided
  • The experience will take place outdoors
  • There will be a maximum of five guests, plus one host

On the day

  • Make sure you wear old clothes as spray paint doesn’t wash out!
  • Please provide name and age of the person attending in the notes section on your booking

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About 4 Elements - Graffiti

Working with young people, 4 Elements focus on the four elements of hip-hop culture – graffiti, MCing, mixing and breakdancing.

They aim to pass on their love and knowledge of hip hop culture by highlighting the trailblazers and encouraging experimentation in each of these elements. If their guests come away with a new passion and a thirst for more, they know it’s been a success.

Their original workshop, created especially for the UK festival circuit, will return to where it all started and will be held at this year's 'Shindig Weekender'.

Your host

Tom Sturgess

Leading graffiti artist Tom Sturgess graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE) in 2017 with a BA in Fine Art. He is fascinated with minimal mark-making, pursuing restrained actions on a large scale, examining the tools he uses and rebuilding them from scratch. Tom is well-versed in sharing his passion and skills with others, both through the 4 Elements workshops that began at Shindig Festival and through all his experience introducing young people to graffiti by creating murals.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to 4 Elements - Graffiti.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£55 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
7+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.