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Top 5 of April

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We had a great month of terrific new tours and Workshops. We had a big group from Canada do a workshop with Cram, Z-productivity, and Ramiro. Starfightera did three brand new works in Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Downtown Manhattan. A class from an arts university joined us from the Caribbean and Columbia Business School Arts and Culture club came through as well. We had over 100 people come to our tours and workshops in April!

The Finished mural by Cram for the kids of Sands Secondary School

The Finished mural by Cram for the kids of Sands Secondary School

We had a great group of 50 kids come from Sands Secondary in Ottawa Canada do our Graff tours experience. We split the kids up into four groups accomplishing three works of art, individualized t-shirts, and a tour of the Lower East Side all in two hours. It was definitely a workout.

..Graff Tour.. (Earlier today I was invited to check out @grafftours and got my hands a bit dirty ?. Thanks Gabe, @ramirostudios and @cramcept for showing me the ropes. Big ups to @leaf_8k for the recommendation! Last but not least, thank you to all the students and teachers who participated! ??☺??) #grafftours #cramcept #ramirostudios #zukie #graff #graffiti #mural #streetart #tag #mural #colorful #zeroproductivity #zropro #pjthepigeon #hotdog #food #spraypaint

A photo posted by Z / #ZROPRO : DZK / TTT / DMZ (@zeroproductivity) on Apr 15, 2016 at 3:16pm PDT

The t-shirt station at first street green park was bustling with people over the two hour stretch. We had a new selection of NY Stencil and fun colors to play with. Everyone wanted to create the best souvenir for their trip.

The T-shirt making process led by Gabe Schoenberg with the kids of Sands Secondary

The T-shirt making process led by Gabe Schoenberg with the kids of Sands Secondary

The kids created a large canvas for the group to take home. Led by Ramiro Davaro-Comas and Z-Productivity the created a unique work of art in the style of the artists. Ramiro’s illustrative style translates well to canvas as he teaches the kids the tips and techniques of creating skinny lines with spray paint.

Ramiro teaches kids how to paint using a large Canvas

Ramiro teaches kids how to paint using a large Canvas

Starfightera one of our favorite artists came to NYC from LA for a month and killed it. First She visited the Bushwick Collective with her crazy shading and powerful characters.

Two Young Ladies check out the new Starfightera on our Bushwick Collective Tour

Two Young Ladies check out the new Starfightera on our Bushwick Collective Tour

Then she hit up Hotel Rivington on the Lower East Side….

? @just_a_spectator #Manhattan #lowereastside

A photo posted by Christina Angelina (@starfightera) on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:48am PDT

A nice change of pace from our typical reporting.

Columbia Business School’s Art and Culture Club did a club meet and greet for a private Bushwick Collective Tour so I took them to the old 5 Pointz Curator now Wall Assassin Meres One’s wall at the collective. Meres did this at last year’s block party and don’t forget to come to this year’s on the first weekend of June.

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Our Favorite tour of April came from the students of Campus Caribbean des Arts from Martinique! What a unique group of kids having a blast in NYC. I told them about this Li-Hill x Bushwick Collective Wall and they all Hip Hop posed in front of it. Couldn’t be more thrilled to have these kids.

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