World Famous Artist Guido van Helten Teaching Art Class


Staff member
Feb 14, 2021
FREE class with Guido van Helten!

Drawing Through Photography with Guido van Helten

July 13-15, 6 pm – 7:30 pm daily

Ages 13-17

Salina Art Center Education Warehouse
(i.e. The Warehouse), 149 S 4th St.


Space is limited to the first 12 students to register. Register at this link.

A perfect opportunity, for students who are serious about developing their artistic skills, to work with a world-famous artist! Develop skills in both photography and drawing using the same process Guido van Helten uses in his mural work. Students will photograph a subject, develop the film, then learn to scale the photo into a drawing!

Guido van Helten is an Australian-born visual artist and photographer (1986). He is an internationally recognized artist creating contemporary street art throughout the world which is underpinned by his exploration of community and identity generated through photography and large-scale mural installations.

Born in Canberra and growing up in inner-city Melbourne, Australia, the artist was influenced at a young age by traditional graffiti movements leading to an early introduction of aerosol at a young age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Printmaking at Southern Cross University, Guido began the development of his contemporary work now closely aligned with the movement of large-scale muralism across the world. His work has developed out of his keen interests in travel, photography, architecture, and learning about cultures in connection with their landscapes. Receiving attention for his work in regional communities around Australia, Guido was nominated for the Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2016 for his work in the community of Brim, Victoria. These interests and his ability to work on large-scale projects have spurred commissions across the world throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, and Australia.

Van Helten is in Salina to transform the south face of the 1920s H.D. Lee mill elevator at 343 N. Santa Fe. The “Mural on the Mill” is the first installment of the Salina Kanvas Project. Painting will begin in a few weeks. The community is encouraged to follow the progress.

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