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Street Art and Laneway Tour
By booking a tour with us, you are supporting street artists’ careers by providing them with fair, paid work.
Our tours are led by an established street artist who is passionate about the street art world. Street art is an ephemeral art form, and who would know about this better than a practising street artist?
Melbourne Street Tours have been running school excursions with our street art tour program for over five years and have opened the eyes of over 35,000 students across Victoria, Australia and the world to the incredible urban art scene that Melbourne has to offer.
The school excursion program has been developed specifically for students and teachers. Our tour guides are street artists themselves but have a great ability to engage students in a wide variety of topics and all our staff have WWC’s. School Tours can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular class if required, for example if you have an art class and would like to look more at the technical aspects of street art, we can inform your students about the nature of spray paint, stencils, paste-ups and the messages conveyed within, or if you have an English or Humanities class we can focus on the more socio-political aspects of street art in an engaging and creative way (just let us know when you book!).
Melbourne Street Tours have a qualified teacher and youth worker at our HQ to keep our school program fresh and educational. Our team will provide you with a pre-excursion Education Pack that includes activities and resources for classroom planning.
As well as visiting Melbourne’s laneways and learning all about the history and stories behind the street art scene, the class will also get to finish at the famous Blender Studios where they have the awesome opportunity to see how artists make a career out of their work and discover the workings of a real art studio day-to-day.
- Arranged for any group size at any time (subject to availability)
Dates and times:
- Flexible according to the needs of school groups.
- Duration: 1.5 – 2.5 hours
- Dependant on the group size.
- For a customised quote and proposal please call: 03 9328 5556 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- The meeting point is at ACMI (the front entrance on Flinders St.)
- The tour route will be modified and updated regularly, considering the ever-changing nature of Street Art.
Previous School Groups include:
- Melbourne Grammar
- Catholic Regional College
- Ballarat High School
- Mentone Grammar
- Brighton Grammar
- St. Helena
- St. Joseph Geelong
- Woodleigh College
- plus many more…
School Group Testimonials:
I went with a group of 19 students on this tour, they absolutely loved it. They found it very engaging and informative. Justin our tour guide was hilarious and engaged with the students on another level. He was really enthusiastic and the students loved his creative flare and honest reflections. The students also really enjoyed the Gallery, not only the biscuits, chips and the juice – they were fascinated with the complexity and talent of the Street artists of Melbourne. Thanks for having us, we will be back.
Sasha Koomen, Overnewton Anglican Community College
Just wanted to give you guys a big shout out for an amazing experience – they have been buzzing. Our students have come back to school inspired and informed – thank you.
We have had some really great discussions about art as a form of communication, community service and political expression. We are going to now venture into spoken word and the history – how cool – nothing like being able to listen to De La Soul and 1200 Techniques in the name of learning!
The kids loved our tour guides – massive thank you – we will send you some pics of the work you inspired down here at Penbank.
Toni Hutton, Y6 Teacher Penbank School
I took my VCE art class on a tour, as we had been studying art ideas and art issues. I felt it was fitting to look at the street art movement in context with contemporary art. It was fantastic! My students and I came away with inspiration and a deeper understanding of the street art movement.
What was also a highlight was venturing to Blender studios to see the artists working in their studios. A fabulous adventure!
Kylie Maltarollo, Sandringham College