The Science of Spraypainting

Ages: 8 - 18 years
Group size: 10 - 20
Parents can join in (and pay)
About this experience

I'm so sorry if anyone is disappointed! but never fear due to popularity I have decided to run a regular Saturday Street art school with 6 sessions bookable in advance in Brighton. Please keep looking by putting my name in the top search bar here in EEQU Sarah Gillings (in order to see everything I have on offer <3

What is a hydro-dip?
How can you create tie-dye in seconds?
These questions and much more will be answered in my one-off experience!

As part of The Brighton Science Festival Hands-On Half Term, I will be offering an amazing and affordable opportunity for you to make a piece of art in a special 1-hour workshop. This session is designed to get your creative juices flowing and also highlight some fun scientific facts and experiments with pressurised paints.

You will learn:

- Health and safety with a spray can.

- Some tricks and experiments to amaze your friends and family.

- To create a stunning original layered artwork using freehand and stencils, which you get to take home with you.

- If you are bringing a parent- you can teach them not to overthink their artwork!

Some housekeeping..

If parents want to stay to observe, please be aware that space is limited.

PS-Once you book with me I will give you my phone number by message for emergencies.

PPS- the slot is one hour and 15 mins for health & safety training and experiments- So please be prompt! If you miss your health & safety training you will not be able to do the workshop.

This workshop is in central Brighton literally a stones-throw from the clocktower for your convenience. Simply come into the street-art gallery and come to the counter with your name. (Some photos of the venue are in this listing.)

Looking forward to meeting you!

About your mentor

I'm an award-winning Street Artist and Inclusive Arts, Practitioner. I love working with young people in order to free their creative potential. I have worked with over 700 young people to date, and pride myself in creating a safe, inspiring and most of all FUN environment for young people to flourish and grow. I was recently awarded a Points of Light recognition from The Prime Minister for my charitable work and my specially designed spraypainting workshops. You now have the opportunity to take part in my classes which I've decided to roll out in the area due to popular demand.

I have a First Class Masters in Inclusive Arts and am specially trained and very experienced working with people who have special needs and disabilities too. I have extensive experience in working with hard to reach and marginalised teenagers, therefore my spraypainting experiences are especially engaging- no matter what issues a young person may have. My public mural commissions and collaborative arts projects can be seen in Brighton, Hastings & Bognor Regis.

I also offer Bronze & Silver Arts Awards including working with young people with special needs and disabilities.

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
To be able to control the spray can to create a range of effects.
To build confidence around skill base learned in the lesson and to begin to visualise working ideas at home.
To feel confident with mark-making to create aesthetic results
To be able to understand negative and positive artwork concepts through stencil work.
To be able to plan a finished complex layered artwork.
to understand the science behind the art of spraypainting
I’ll provide




Basic DBS  Basic DBS

Enhanced DBS  Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment  Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance  Public Liability Insurance

Smoke detector  Smoke detector

First aid training  First aid training

First aid kit  First aid kit

Safeguarding training  Safeguarding training

Please note it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

  • No refunds will be given for individual sessions missed or cancelled during the experience.

  • Cancel up to 5 days before a block begins and receive a 100% refund.

  • Cancel up to 48 hours before any session and receive a 50% refund.

Cancellation process
This experience is offered by Sarah


I'm a professional Artist and Inclusive Arts Practitioner who has won awards for my innovative Street-Art workshops. I like to have fun with spraypaint and to share that experience to inspire you!