Berlin, Germany

Illustration and Graffiti

when 25 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1550

As wild, anarchic and cutting-edge as graffiti might appear, graffiti writing has its background in clearly defined ways to deal with type. Over decades, these became more and more stylistically diverse. The main invention of graffiti writing is the unique way to distort and invent new letters and apply them to various surfaces and contexts: a new communication form in public space.
The focus will be how to draw and invent letters and characters as well as the use of various technics: how to create sharp edges, gradations and depth in your works – all achieved free hand. We will watch and discuss documentaries about the history of graffiti and where it is now and sketch in the studio.

It wouldn´t be complete if we do not venture to go outside, have a close observation of some considerable pieces in public space, visit studios and, last but not least, spray- paint our sketches on large-sized formats.

Course leader

At the age of 12, Felix Gephart got to know graffiti through his older brother Matthias, with whom he has painted most of his walls till today. Focusing on wild-style pieces for 14 years, he moved on to immerse himself in figurative drawing.


Target group


-you are interested in the practical and theoretical aspects of hand-made drawing, lettering and spray-painting
-you want your individual skill and level to be appreciated and strengthened. Basic drawing skills are required to get earlier into the stage of using the spray-can
-you like to learn more than a few fancy tricks but have the patience for intense and concentrated artistic endeavors

Fee info

EUR 1550: The course fee includes tuition, all excursions and entrances, accommodation including breakfast, free public transportation, and lunch for the course days at the BTK. The fees do not include travel expenses.

Package 1: Course + Accommodation in shared room (4 persons per room) 1550 Euro
Package 2: Course + Accommodation in two bed room 1750 Euro
Package 3: Course + Accommodation in single room 1950 Euro
Package 4: Course without accommodation 1300 Euro