Category: Street Art

Graffiti lessons with Andy Seize

Graffiti lessons - Andy Seize 3

I had wanted to have a go at graffiti for years so when I received a voucher for an hour’s graffiti lessons with a top London based artist, I donned my hoody, legged it down to Waterloo station and entered another world.

My tutor for the day was Andy Seize who runs graffiti lessons in a place known locally as ‘The Tunnel’. Having entered the tunnel from the behind the taxi rank, I descended the stair case slowly into an array of colour. This was urban London at it’s finest. The dimly lit tunnel gave way to a disused exit ramp and here were 10 budding art pupils ready to learn.

Banksy: Living Room Scene, Regent Lock Camden

Banksy Regent canal

The best parts of London are hidden.

Even better parts of London are temporary.

That’s what makes street art so special.

It exists in difficult to reach places and only for a finite period of time. I recently saw the latest London edition of Banksy artwork.

Lower yourself from the hustle and bustle of Camden Lock Market and walk east along Regent’s canal. After about 5 minutes you will come up against Banksy’s Living Room Scene.

It’s a simplistic chalk drawing that could have been drawn by anyone but there are little tell tale signs that are unmistakably Banksy.