This was a complete joy (and joyously surreal at the same time!)
I was invited to be on the Katie Piper Breakfast Show as part of her craft corner segment talking about the Leake Street Art Residency and also show Katie and the guests how to create a Graffiti Galaxy Painting. I can happily report that Katie is as nice as she is on the TV screen, a true professional and she made everyone feel at ease. You can catch the episode and all the other episodes from the series by clicking on the ITVX link below.
Also on the show were…
Children’s book author JB GILL from JLS https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/284116/jb-gill
The very funny Angela Barnes https://www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk
Positive psychologist Mariam Akhtar http://positivepsychologytraining.co.uk/about/miriam/
Are you ready to unleash your inner artist and take on the streets like never before? Join me, Marc Craig - Leake Street Artist In Residence, for an unforgettable graffiti workshop at the legendary Leake Street!
I will guide you through the process of creating your very own graffiti masterpiece. With a blank canvas waiting for you on one of the iconic walls of Leake Street, you'll be given easy-to-follow instructions on how to use a spray can to bring your vision to life. Whether you already have an idea in mind or you're feeling spontaneous, you'll leave with a work of art you'll be proud to show off.
But that's not all! Halfway through completing your mural masterpiece I will show you how to create a Graffiti Galaxy painting that you can take home and impress your friends and family with. This mesmerising technique is simple to learn and totally addictive! And lastly yoou will then be given a short tour of the Leake Street and learn more about the artists who work there.
No need to worry about protective gear - we've got you covered with masks, overalls, and gloves. And don't forget, our workshops are fully insured and open to all ages above 8 years (ages 8 to 12 years need parent/guardian supervision during the workshop). So come join us and let your creativity run wild in the heart of London's street art scene!