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Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked.

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  • What’s involved in a workshop?
    All of our workshops are hands-on, giving you the chance to learn some practical graffiti skills and make something to take away – this could be a stencil canvas, a paint marker graffiti name board, or both! All workshops include an introduction to the graffiti scene and how it came about, from New York to Bristol and beyond!
  • Where do your workshops take place?
    Most of our workshops take place at the Island, a former police station on Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2BE. Some take place at other central Bristol venues. We can also come to your school, university, office or venue by arrangement (generally only within the wider Bristol area).
  • How much do workshops cost?
    The price depends on the type and length of workshop, and the number and age (adults/children) of participants. Have a look at our Workshops page for details of our options.
  • What is your minimum age?
    Our minimum age for workshops is 9, for health and safety reasons, and because of the dexterity and finger strength required for the materials we use. In some circumstances younger children can participate if supervised one-to-one by a parent.
  • How do I book?
    Please get in touch to make a booking, using our contact form or email address: . Let us know the details of your group, and which option you’re interested in.
  • Accessibility
    We welcome people of all abilities to our workshops. Although our main venue is not wheelchair accessible, we have another fully accessible venue we can book by arrangement. All of our team have extensive experience of working with people with additional needs, and we all have up-to-date enhanced DBS clearance. Please get in touch to see how we can accommodate you or your group.
  • I am pregnant. Can I take part?
    Some of our activities are completely safe in pregnancy; others have a small risk attached, so we make participants aware and allow them to make their own decisions. The paint marker activity is safe, as the paint is non-toxic. Spraypainting: we use indoor water-based spraypaints for the stencil canvases, which are non-toxic, although they do produce some paint dust when spraying. We always paint in a well ventilated area and provide gloves, masks and aprons. We can never promise that spraypainting is 100% safe, but neither will we ban anyone from taking part. Liability lies with the pregnant lady and the decision to participate is entirely hers. If you are pregnant and decide not to participate in the spraypainting, you can still take part in the paint marker activity, and we can offer you a £5 discount on the workshop price.
  • Do you have gift vouchers available?
    Yes, do have gift vouchers available, which we can personalise for you. These are printed on beautiful Kraft cardstock and come with a matching envelope. If you’re buying a voucher for someone, you can choose a specific date for the workshop, or they can choose a date to suit them. Get in touch to find out more.
  • Do you run sign-up courses, or can I join an existing group?
    We run regular public workshops you can sign up to. These take place every few weeks at the Island, Nelson Street, BS1 2BE. You can find out more and book places here:
  • Can you come to us?
    We take workshops to schools, and can sometimes come to other organisations and venues, such as youth clubs, weddings and events, conferences etc. Get in touch to discuss your ideas and requirements. All children’s parties now take place at our venue however.
  • Is it legal?
    Graffiti can be associated with illegal activities. On our workshops we explain what is and isn’t legal, and we promote legal and responsible graffiti and street art. We never take part in illegal activities ourselves.
  • What should I bring / wear?
    You don’t need to bring anything, except an open mind and enthusiasm! Our workshops are accessible to all, whether you have some spraypainting experience or haven’t picked up a pencil since school! All materials are provided and included in the workshop cost. We advise you wear comfortable footwear and don’t wear your best clothes, although we do provide gloves, masks and aprons.
  • Deposits and refunds
    We require a non-refundable deposit upon booking. The remaining balance is due at least 14 days prior to your workshop date. A full list of our terms and conditions will be provided with your booking form.
  • Can I do work experience with you?
    We often get requests for work experience placements and internships. As much as we would love to accommodate these, as a very small business with irregular working hours, and most of the background work happening at home, we are sadly unable to accommodate this at present. We recommend contacting Creative Youth Network for advice on arts-based placements and opportunities.
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