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Hombre SUK: Graffiti workshop

Workshop • HAM Graffiti Corner (Tennispalatsi, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Helsinki)
Free admission • Signup required

  • 5.8. 11.00-19.00

At HAM Graffiti corner, a one-day workshop will be organised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Finnland. The workshop is for young people aged 14-17 and is led by artist Hombre SUK (Pablo Fontagnier). The workshop will provide an overview of the history of graffiti art and information on health-related and legal matters, and participants will complete practical exercises. This will provide a good foundation for the young people to start making their own art.

Language: The workshop is in English.
Duration: between 11-19 (participant pays for own lunch).

Programme

A) THEORY — HISTORY
What does graffiti mean?
Style Writing / Developing own style
What motivates graffiti artists?
—LEGAL MATTERS
—STUDY OF STYLE and creating own pseudonym
—STUDY OF MATERIAL: Spray paints, Caps, Marker

B) PRACTICAL WORK

Registration

Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but the number of participants has been limited to 12. Registration is binding. Please register by June 30, 2018 to the address hamvaraukset@hel.fi. Provide your name, age, email address and telephone number when you register.

Hombre SUK

Hombre SUK (Pablo Fontagnier, born 1981) is a German graffiti artist. In 1995 he started making art with spray paint, starting with classic style writing before he got into painting characters. Since then he has used spray paints, pixels and bits. This combination has had a strong impact on his style, which is also inspired by comics and graphic short stories. Hombre SUK is considered one of the leading graffiti character artists at home in Germany and abroad. His works can be seen in Berlin, Bilbao, Eindhoven, Jerusalem, Moscow, New York, Shanghai, Warsaw and Zürich, for example.

Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and encourages its study. It also engages in international cultural exchange. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.