Shelford & Stapleford Youth Initiative

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    Spray Can Workshop

    February 27, 2018

    In half term we took a small group of young people to a spray can workshop run by Cambridgeshire Libraries. 

    The workshop was run by Si Mitchell the UK's Number 1 Illustrator and was spread out over 6 hours. He began by getting the young people to sketch out what they wanted to spray paint explaining the limitations and techniques needed with spray painting so that could sketch something easily spray painted. 


    After a break for lunch he took the young people out onto the stands of Cambridge Football Club to spray 2 foot by 4 foot sheet of MDF. He took the young people through the different techniques required to paint with spray cans and the order in which to build up their image. The young people found it challenging but with some assistance from Si and a lot of encouragement and patience they all ended up with a great piece of artwork to take home.



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