The Drip Urban Art Youth Program aims to engage the young people and the community in a safe and supportive space, enabling youth to develop their spray painting and large scale brush skills with a professional Urban Artist. Also encouraging participants to express themselves creatively, share ideas and explore their identity through arts.
The first session was a huge success, with many individuals expressing themselves through their art, whilst communicating with other members of the community. As an added bonus, HQ’s walls have now been surrounded by some epic art from young people, adding to the cool vibe!
Max, a program participant spoke to us about the program, and what it means to him.
“To me it means there are legal ways to express ourselves though graffiti. It shows me there’s not only an opportunity for artists to come write and have fun, but also for the community to get a fresh perspective on graffiti – it’s not all illegal and not all criminal.”
Coming up in August 2020 to June 2021, eleven Drip Urban Art Youth Workshops will be running over four-hour sessions held at YMCA HQ in Leederville, on the second Saturday of every month. All materials provided. To sign up, check out our events on the Y HQ Facebook Page and sign up.
Above: Program participants of Drip Urban Art Youth Program