Get to know graffiti with Graft

Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
9+
Location
Bristol City Centre & Old City
Host available in
Bristol
Child, Group of 9, Group of 10, Group of 5, Group of 6, Group of 7, Group of 11, Group of 12, Group of 13 and Group of 8 prices also available

What you'll do

Brush up on your graffiti knowledge with Graft. This collective of mural artists and professional teachers know the street art scene like the back of their hands.

In this experience you'll take a deep dive into graffiti, covering:

  • An introduction to graffiti - from its origins in the USA to the Bristol scene, before exploring various artists and their styles
  • How to design a graffiti 'tag'/name/logo
  • How to create a graffiti name board using paint markers
  • An introduction to stencil spraying
  • How to create an A4 stencil canvas

Once you're finished, you will take your canvas and name board home with you to keep.

Workshops will take place at the Island on Nelson Street, a former police station where you can learn graffiti in the cells - some opportunities are just too good to pass!

This experience is available to book as a group - so whether you need ideas for the next work social, stag group, family birthday or get together with friends - Graft looks forward to you joining them.

You can also book individual tickets for the listed dates.

More dates are available - please get in touch if you don't see a date on here which you can make. :)

Please note: minimum age 9, no previous experience is necessary. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Brush up on your graffiti knowledge with Graft. This collective of mural artists and professional teachers know the street art scene like the back of their hands.

In this experience you'll take a deep dive into graffiti, covering:

  • An introduction to graffiti - from its origins in the USA to the Bristol scene, before exploring various artists and their styles
  • How to design a graffiti 'tag'/name/logo
  • How to create a graffiti name board using paint markers
  • An introduction to stencil spraying
  • How to create an A4 stencil canvas

Once you're finished, you will take your canvas and name board home with you to keep.

Workshops will take place at the Island on Nelson Street, a former police station where you can learn graffiti in the cells - some opportunities are just too good to pass!

This experience is available to book as a group - so whether you need ideas for the next work social, stag group, family birthday or get together with friends - Graft looks forward to you joining them.

You can also book individual tickets for the listed dates.

More dates are available - please get in touch if you don't see a date on here which you can make. :)

Please note: minimum age 9, no previous experience is necessary. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Facilities

  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Child friendly (0-16)

On the day

  • Your hosts will provide protective equipment that you can wear during the experience (apron, gloves and mask), but you may not want to wear your best clothes just in case of accidents

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 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 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Graft

Graft was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Rob and Sophie Wheeler. Since turning their passion for graffiti and street art into a successful business, they have welcomed Colette, Jasmine and Ramona to the team as workshop leaders.

Graft is a small team of mural artists founded on education, engagement, craft, and, above all, sharing. Sharing their passion, knowledge and skills, and sharing other people’s stories and expertise too.

All of Graft's workshops are led by professional artists and experienced teachers. Workshop packages offer an authentic, in-depth experience of Bristol graffiti and street art. All of Graft's staff hold up-to-date Enhanced DBS clearance and public liability insurance.

Your hosts

Ramona Bigwood

Ramona is a p(r)op artist with an unmistakeably bright and vibrant style! She specialises in working with young people, both leading workshops and facilitating in the co-creation of youth-led projects.

Jasmine Collings

Jasmine is a freelance community artist and printmaker. She is also an experienced workshop facilitator, teaching not only graffiti skills but also printmaking and bookbinding, and she's currently converting her own printmaking bus!

Sophie Higgins Wheeler

Sophie has a wealth of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is Graft’s Jack of All Trades: from taking the bookings to running the workshops and designing the murals, Soph does it all!

Colette Parker

A talented surface pattern artist, Colette honed her spraycan skills as a student of Graft, and now runs workshops with us. She has a passion for teaching and a particular flair for engaging young people in art.

Rob Wheeler

Rob grew up in Bristol. Inspired by the growing graffiti scene on both sides of the pond, he picked up a spraycan and started to play. More than 20 years on, he is a skilled mural artist with a passion for teaching and sharing the craft. Rob’s work is inspired by William Morris’s belief that art and beauty should be accessible to al

What people are saying

I attended with my 11 yr old Arthur. We had a truly amazing experience. From meeting Jasmine at the Island entrance she was the perfect host. Knowledgeable about graffiti history, extremely helpful and engaged with the art activities and just great to be around. We really enjoyed the experience and the only critique is that I could have done this for another 2 hours. Maybe have completed a larger piece of work collaboratively. Great location. Could have spent more time looking around! Thanks!

Ralph Joseph, Mar 2022

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Upcoming dates

What people are saying

I attended with my 11 yr old Arthur. We had a truly amazing experience. From meeting Jasmine at the Island entrance she was the perfect host. Knowledgeable about graffiti history, extremely helpful and engaged with the art activities and just great to be around. We really enjoyed the experience and the only critique is that I could have done this for another 2 hours. Maybe have completed a larger piece of work collaboratively. Great location. Could have spent more time looking around! Thanks!

Ralph Joseph, Mar 2022
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Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
9+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.