Stroud Town Council Graffiti workshops

Street Art

Stroud Town Council have worked closely with the owners of The Market Tavern to bring street Art to Stroud.

Temporary boards have been positioned around The Market Tavern site. These boards will form the ideal place for high visibility public art. Stroud is known for its vibrant arts scene and this is a great opportunity to engage young people with their town and create an atmosphere of creativity for residents and visitors to the town. The art will be repainted over many times and change every few weeks over the Summer break.

A series of free workshops are being offered for young people to learn mural art techniques. They will have a chance to have a go themselves, alongside more established street artists.

-Lee Kirby will run character,stencil and Geometric Shapes on 21st and 28th of July

-James Watts (Milky) will run Calligraphy Lettering on 4th and 11th of August

-Zed in the Clouds will run NYC 80s style on 18th and 25th of August

The workshops will be available for a maximum of 8 young people at a time. They are available to young people aged of 12-17.

Watch this space for images of the work!

You can book a free space using the form below.

Why are Stroud Town Council offering these workshops?

Street Art is one of the most popular and growing forms of personal expression and can provide a positive outlet for young people, especially when well-structured with a focus on specific skills.

The South-West is internationally known for its street art, being the home of Banksy. Many towns near Stroud are hosts to high quality public artists and this matters to many young people who live in Stroud Town. Cheltenham Paint Festival will once again be running this year and is upheld as a positive example of a town embracing the power of public art Cheltenham Paint Festival | Street Art. By negotiating suitable places for young people to practice their art, Stroud Town Council hopes to build positive relationships with the town’s young people.

The temporary boards are just a start and may lead on to other more ambitious projects, if well-received. Young people will be consulted regarding their feelings around the project. It is hoped that the timing of the workshops over the Summer will create a positive atmosphere.

Diversionary activities can assist the police by creating a positive climate for young people to encounter mentoring and to see authority figures in a fresh light, many studies have shown a reduction in anti-social behaviours.

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Street Art Workshops Booking Form

Places are limited and reserved for young people aged 12-17.

Priority will be given to residents of the Parish. (To check if you live in the parish please visit Stroud District Council and enter your postcode. The parish is made up of six wards: Central, Farmhill and Paganhill, Slade, Trinity, Uplands and Valley.)

Your initial booking is not a guarantee of a place, so please wait for confirmation via email.

All workshops take place between 6pm–8pm on dates specified.