First graffiti school for kids opens in Hackney

PUBLISHED: 12:02 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 12 April 2018

The graffiti writing course will take place in Bethnal Green. Picture: Chrome and Black

The graffiti writing course will take place in Bethnal Green. Picture: Chrome and Black


Schoolkids are being taught how to tag at the first ever graffiti school in Hackney.

Run by Bethnal Green graffiti shop Chrome and Black, the three-hour sessions are being held at the Unit 5 gallery in Yorkton Street, Haggerston.

Youngsters will learn everything from the simple tag all the way through to the “masterpiece”

Darren Farrell, co-owner of Chrome and Black said: “We are happy and excited to give people the opportunity to learn and understand the art of graffiti through our experience and understanding.”

Unit 5 is run by tour and workshop collective Alternative London. Founder Gary Means said: “After a long and successful relationship with Chrome and Black we’re really excited to be collaborating with them.

“You’ll learn about the history, culture, and techniques of this often clandestine and little understood movement from the foremost experts in this field.”

The course costs £50. The next available session is April 22. To book visit

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