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The Graff Project
Graff is an innovative and exciting six session programme that is used to inspire both first time and experienced artists to use graffiti art in a positive way. The programme can be run in a school or local community over a whole day, two half days or six one hour sessions and helps the young people learn what makes a good piece of graffiti art and then go about producing their own piece of work. The programme is taught by experience graffiti artists and youth workers using a workbook to break down the different aspects of graffiti art to help the young person progress towards the final piece.
Graff also holds one off workshops for other organisations seeking to use graffiti art to engage with young people. We have worked with around 25 young people in Keynsham to completely repaint 'Echo Bridge'. We have also held one off workshops with the Children's Society in Fox Hill, Odd Down, Saltford and Twerton. Graffiti statistics in Bath remain low, and we are supported by the police, the council and other organisations, who can all see the benefit of what we do.
Graff has been presented as a leading example of innovation at a South West Crime Prevention Conference. It is an exciting and dynamic project, reaching young people that are often criminalised, rejected and misunderstood by society.
Would you like Bath YFC to run the Graff course in your school or community?
Graff is available for bookings in schools and communities. Bath YFC provides all the materials and workbooks. If you are interested please call the Bath YFC office and ask to speak to Dave.
"Myself and other Police Officers enjoy a healthy working relationship with youth workers and fully support and encourage the Graffiti Project." (Sgt. Geoff Cannon, Community Safety Team)
What: Six session programme over a whole day, two half days or six week period (1 hour sessions)
Where: We come to you so in your school or local community
How much: Costs will depend on the number of young people and resources needed. E.g. a six week course run in a school or community will cost between £250-£400.