We purchased the private tour and studio art lesson, and I was very impressed. Our Artist, Leaf, did an outstanding job walking us through how to create our masterpiece, while discussing the graffiti art progression over the years. Then Leaf took us around the neighborhood and showed us some very interesting art walls. He was very knowledgeable and great with the kids. My children are already asking to book again!!!
I can’t recommend this class enough. My 11 year-old nephew visited me in Brooklyn and we did tons of cool stuff, but this was easily a major highlight for him. I grew up with graffiti writers and worried it would be some watered-down thing, but it was legit and super fun—my nephew had no experience but learned how to wield a can, got a lot of personal attention from a great, experienced, funny artist/instructor and left with a large piece he is SOOOOO proud of.
I had no idea what to expect, but certainly did not expect the tour to be this informational. Byte, our guide, was a wealth of knowledge and gave a true appreciation for the history and stories of street art. There's plenty of talent in this field and you can certainly understand why we need to encourage street art in order to discourage "tagging". I really enjoyed it and considered it one of the best things I have done in my four different trips to NYC.
We did the tour and studio session as a celebration for our son's 18th birthday... our 2 other kids are in their 30's and we all loved the experience. Our son will take the graffiti mural off to college in the fall... it will be quite the conversation piece! The tour guide Ed was a wealth of knowledge and shared personal insight and experience which made it even more interesting. Leaf, the artist was patient and had the right balance between showing us what to do and doing parts himself.