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Youngsters have a go at graffiti art in professional masterclass

PUBLISHED: 16:13 07 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 07 April 2018

Bonnie Leeds,9, with her finished graffiti artwork.  
Picture: Nick Butcher

Bonnie Leeds,9, with her finished graffiti artwork. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Children got to experience a masterclass in the art of graffiti.

A graffiti masterclass was held at the Forum as part of the Makers Month project. The graffiti artists who gave helped run the event.
Picture: Nick ButcherA graffiti masterclass was held at the Forum as part of the Makers Month project. The graffiti artists who gave helped run the event. Picture: Nick Butcher

The two-day session outside The Forum, in Norwich, was led by Great Yarmouth-based Reprezent Project.

Millie Cranstoun taking part in the graffiti masterclass at the Forum.
Picture: Nick ButcherMillie Cranstoun taking part in the graffiti masterclass at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

The soon-to-be community interest company was set up two years ago and encourages creativity in children and teenagers in the Yarmouth area.

Jack Cranstoun taking part in the graffiti masterclass at the forum.
Picture: Nick ButcherJack Cranstoun taking part in the graffiti masterclass at the forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

It goes into schools and community groups, and as well as teaching graffiti as an art form it allows the youngsters to learn media and music production skills from experts.

A graffiti masterclass was held at the Forum as part of the Makers Month project.
Archie Walker taking part in the graffiti masterclass with tutor Kevin Parker.
Picture: Nick ButcherA graffiti masterclass was held at the Forum as part of the Makers Month project. Archie Walker taking part in the graffiti masterclass with tutor Kevin Parker. Picture: Nick Butcher

Graphic designer Adriano Leme, one of the project directors, said: “If we can bring in young people and channel them into the arts, the effects are transformational. We teach the difference between graffiti art and vandalism. The project has made a big difference.”

Bonnie Leeds,9, with her finished graffiti artwork.  
Picture: Nick ButcherBonnie Leeds,9, with her finished graffiti artwork. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Forum event attracted lots of youngsters, according to Mr Leme.

A graffiti masterclass was held at the Forum as part of the Makers Month project.
Picture: Nick ButcherA graffiti masterclass was held at the Forum as part of the Makers Month project. Picture: Nick Butcher

Bonnie Leeds, nine, from Kerby Bedon, said: “It was cool and I found it fun. I loved it.”

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