Fancy creating your own Banksy-style selfie? Local artist Garry Downie will talk you through producing your own, graffiti chic, self-portrait using spray paint on canvas. Take it home and admire! You simply need to email a photograph of yourself to Garry to adapt and print by the 19th of July. For all your pregraffiti photo and workshop instructions visit: Booking is essential.
Please provide email contact details when booking.

Two Sessions:
9.30am – 12noon     age 12-17
2.00pm – 4.30pm   age 12 – Adults
Consent form required.

Below, are your instructions to prepare for the workshop:

When taking a photograph of yourself, make sure there's a good strength and direction of light ( decent contrast between light and dark, coming from the side).

An easy way to achieve this is to stand your subject next to a window, turned 65 - 90 degrees.

When taking a picture for a passport, they ask for no shadow on the face - in this case, we want the opposite. Shadow is what gives us the shapes we need for spraying our Banksy-style selfie.

Also, because we'll be cutting out, it would be great to be able to keep the subject away from the edges - that means no cutting off tops/bottoms of heads in the photo.

Taking your photo against a plain background is helpful but not essential.

An example is above:

One last thing - please send photos at the highest quality possible - straight from the camera - uncompressed is best.

Please submit photos to [email protected] well in advance of the workshop so I can have time to prepare them.

Many thanks!

See you soon,


If you're not sure about any aspect of these instructions, please ask in an email to [email protected]

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9:30am - 4:30pm, 2nd Aug

Masonic Hall



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