WONDERMAKERS!  From left to right: (Back Row) Hilary, Miranda, Sean, Kieran, Ivo, Alex G, James, Sophia, Joanne, Alex J, Lucy, (Front Row) Rita, Sarah R, Helen, Sarah WK

WONDERMAKERS! From left to right: (Back Row) Hilary, Miranda, Sean, Kieran, Ivo, Alex G, James, Sophia, Joanne, Alex J, Lucy, (Front Row) Rita, Sarah R, Helen, Sarah WK

Summer was in full swing and the day we had all been excited for was finally here, it was the Wonderworks team day out.

We were told to meet at The Magic Roundabout in Old Street station, where we would be taking part in a workshop for which we knew we had to be comfortably dressed. At this point this was all we knew.  Could it be an outdoor activity? Could it involve cocktail making? Did we need to pack trainers? So, naturally, trainers were packed, just in case!

We were met at the entrance of The Magic Roundabout and taken up a secret staircase in the middle of Old Street tube station. In just a few minutes we would find out what we would be sprinkling our wonder on! As we walked in, our eyes were met with two giant canvases... 

...Yes! We were going to be doing something creative. Next to the canvases were Tim and Eddie who introduced themselves as graffiti artists who would be leading our workshop. We got into our blue and white overalls, put on our mouth masks and our gloves. It was time to get our creative juices flowing!

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Our two design team ladies, Rita and Sarah, were team captains and in charge of picking their team! 

We had a training session first where Tim and Eddie taught us how to master the art of how to spray the perfect line. This is not as easy as it sounds! Once we had perfected that we were able to move on to squares. We learnt how important it was to create your shape, fill it in with a different colour and then only outline with a bolder colour once you’re done.

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Once we had perfected our barcode masterpieces, it was time to get our real artistic flair on! Both teams captured the wonder in their artwork. Both teams based their artistic expression on the word ‘Wonder’. What a total coincidence! There was team ‘Wonda’, which was filled with lots of beautiful colours, not forgetting peace and love sprinkled on the canvas. Team ‘Wonder’ was packed with fruits, flowers and cocktails. 

By the end of the workshop we would have found two surprise Wondermaker graffiti artists, both Alex G (team ‘Wonder’) and Hilary (team ‘Wonda’) were complete naturals! 

We had such a wonderful day spreading wonder all round, once we had finished graffitiing (creating masterpieces!) we settled down for burgers and beers at Burger Bear. 

 

See gallery below for more images from our workshop!

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