graffiti / street art
This 3-day plein air workshop will be staged in the picturesque surroundings of San Fidel, NM. The setting offers inspiring panoramas in this laid back, high-desert town located on the historic Route 66. The workshop has been structured to include two days of plein air production of graffiti / street art on the 300 foot Route 66 Art Wall, as well as one day in-studio prep.
This opportunity will ensure maximum exposure for the participants' art to the myriad of domestic and international travellers who trek along the legendary Route 66 each season.
In this workshop artists will be coached on the importance of supplies selection with an overview of the various types paints and materials. The facilitator will reveal much of his insight to the elements of composition, the importance of layout and the skill of creating graffiti / street art. Through his expertise guidance, the participants will experiment with a wide variety of techniques to make there lasting contribution to this historic site.
facilitator: paul adrian sanchez
Paul Sanchez is an international graffiti / street artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
As a teenager Sanchez was fascinated by “cholo” writing that he saw in concreted arroyos. There, he found an interest in lettering formation and how to interpret it. In time, the artist developed his own graffiti art style and embellished and upgraded it with more color. This methodology assisted him to develop a style and format of his own font and text to present to the world beyond those scrawled by gangs.
In his late teens, Sanchez found new places to explore and offer more of his work through a nationwide network, the American freight train. During the early 1990s, he spent many nights in train yards, thus making his art go in places he could not imagine.
more about the facilitator:
time: 3 days, 3 hour session in the mornings and again in the afternoons
level: beginner to advanced
participants: minimum 2, maximum 6
cost: $375, which includes all materials, paints, etc. and also includes full room & board for 4 nights (excluding alcoholic beverages) Workshop only fees available upon request.