Visionary Graffiti: Live Demonstration and Workshop
In this fun “workshop” Chris will give us an entertaining talk about the history of graffiti, street art and his intentions of building bridges with that and visionary art. He will also go over the materials (spray paints) and give you some tips on how to rock them proper.
Learning the can control necessary to do an art piece with this medium takes years, so the second part of the session will consist of a demonstration of the necessary to do a big beautiful “piece” in a matter of a few hours.
He also allows his “students” to help him paint certain areas, so they get their feet wet and feel out the medium a litle bit. This will be your chance to pick Chris’ brain on anything at all.
In the hours he’ll need to finish his painting, he can also set you up with some white cardboard where you can do some spray-paint splatters and try to find the visions within the randomness. Photos are allowed, but it will cost you (a smile).
Chris Dyer grew up in Peru and now resides in Canada, yet he spends much time on the road. Though his work is very “visionary”, he is trying to break any boxes and fuse his positive spiritual art with the different kinds of urban art cultures he navigates, from skateboarding to graffiti. His work has been shown in solo and group gallery exhibitions around the planet as well as countless magazines and a few books, including his own hardcover masterpiece by Schiffer Publications.
His goal is to use his inner soul expressions to express his humanness and hopefully help other people with their own struggles and evolutions into light. He uses skateboards a lot because he’s been skating since the 80’s and understands the spiritual energy involved in that physical art form. He also values the trees that had to die for those skateboards so he attempts to immortalize the wood longer than his own human body. As manager of Creation Skateboards he is trying to share all visionary art with skaters worldwide.
10am- slideshow presentation – “Visionary Graffiti”
11am – In the field technique speech and spray painting Demo
1pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Afternoon Demo and painting session
6pm – Dinner
7pm – Class is officially over
Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.