Friday, 3 May 2013

Painting peace in Redbridge

The East Ilford Betterment Partnership is offering young people aged between 11 - 17 the opportunity to learn skills associated with Spray art, in a series of free art workshops over the half term holidays.  The end of the project will see the introduction of the Borough's first ever external permanent spray art mural on the walls of Clementswood Community Centre.  Further details of the event are as follows:

Event: Spray Art Workshops
Date:  Monday 27th May - 31st May 2013
Time:  09:00 - 13:00 and 13:30 - 17:30
Venue:  Clementswood Community Centre, 14 Connaught Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1XG
Ages:  7- 11 year old in morning session.  12- 17 year olds Afternoon Sessions.
Cost:  Free to all participants.

If you would like to participate please call 020 8514 0861 or email

All participants will attain an attendance certificate endorsed by Redbridge Youth Services,, Redridbridge Youth Offender Team, EIBP and Myco.

A number of canvasses will be produced and placed in local council buildings, along railings of local parks and displayed within short term Redbridge Central Library.

Biography for Matt Ryan:

Matt Ryan aka: "MYCO" is a London born artist and spray paint tutor since 2004 with a huge portfolio of public and private commissions including; brand material for companies such as SKY1, MTV, NHS, Titan Sounds records ad Big Dada records.

Matt has Developed and Delivered OCN accredited courses in spray art for local councils and other organisations across London and the UK including; Connexions, NHS, Home Office, Disability charities and many other organisations     

Mr Ryan's work has been displayed (for purchase) as part of gallery exhibitions at London Hip Hop festival, Brighton Hip-Hop festival, "Cans" festival,  Stolenspace Gallery; London,  One Deco; London,  "Upmarket" London.

The workshops will be directed towards young people from the ages 13+ and will be a great opportunity for first time spray art enthusiasts or more accomplished artists seeking experience and additional skills

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