MK Skate at MK Gallery

27th October - 2nd November 2019


Half Term events

Skate Photography with Leo Sharp

Learn to take skate photos with the (once) Photo Editor at the UK’s leading skate magazine:Sidewalk. Leo’s work has also been published in many other magazines throughout the world including:ThrasherTransworldSkateboarderFreeGrey,SugarKingpinColorConcreteManualSlam,The Skateboarders JournalThe JournalMonsterNorth,VagueA Brief Glanceand many more. Leo has more recently worked as a Lecturer in Photography at Falmouth University. So, come and learn from the best!  Plus, pro skateboarder James Bush will on board to make sure you get some really exciting shots.

Website:  Instagram: @sharphoto

Sunday 27 October, 2 – 4.30pm,Suitable for ages: 18+. 

Monday 28 October, 10.30 – 1pm,Suitable for ages: 12 – 17 years.

Fashion Craft with SamiArt

Are you the next Stella McCartney or Tom Ford?  Come and work with SamiArt to make your own skate inspired T-shirt, Baseball Cap and accessories.Samia is a community artist, doodler, silk painter, vocalist, and home educator and has recently been seen getting crafty at WOMAD, London Games Festival and Carshalton Artists Open Studios.


Monday 28 October, 2– 4.30pm, Suitable for ages: 7 - 12 years. 

Fanzine cut 'n' paste making session.

Learn how to create a collective DIY fanzine celebrating local skate heroes and places whilst creating a zine to take home and share.

London-based graphic designer Rose Nordin from Rabbits Road Press community printing press and Right to the Bone skate zine will guide participants through a playful low tech zine making.

Tuesday 29 October, 10.30 – 1pm, Suitable for ages: 7 - 11 years.

Tuesday 29 October, 2 – 4.30pm, Suitable for ages: 12 – 16 years

Skate Deck painting with Tom Guilmard

Artist, illustrator and skateboarder Tom has created illustrations for various design studios, publications and brands such as PULL&BEAR, The Rolling Home and NEON magazine. His work has been awarded a D&AD pencil and has been featured on the likes of It’s Nice That, Booooooom and other sites. Let him inspire you to turn your deck into a skate-able work of art.

Wednesday 30 October, 10.30 – 1pm, Suitable for ages: 7 - 11 years.

Wednesday 30 October, 2– 4.30pm, Suitable for ages: 12 - 16 years.

Street Dancing with SWARF

Mark Calape AKA Swarf, top 5 finalist in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and winner of BBC’s ‘Move like Michael Jackson’ will be sharing the skills he has learnt dancing in the West End, on music videos, and for singers like Tulisa, JLS and All Saints, let alone skateboarding the streets of Milton Keynes. Come and learn to dance like no one is watching.

Thursday 31 October, 10 - 11.30pm, Suitable for ages: Parents and children aged 6 – 11 (no dance experience needed)

Thursday 31 October, 12.30 - 2pm, Suitable for ages: 11 – 16 years (all levels, including beginners, welcome)

Thursday 31 October, 3 – 4.30pm, Advanced class. Suitable for ages: 10 – 16 years (with at least two years of (any genre) dance class experience)

An Introduction to Skateboard Filmmaking

Learn how filming has evolved over the years, the popular techniques, how footage is now watched and most importantly, how you can learn from all this for your own filmmaking, including camera technology, film techniques, and editing. Sidewalk magazine’s assistant editor and chief video content producer Ryan Gray will teach you the tricks of the trade. Ryan has produced full-length videos such asBaghead Flats,In ProgressAlbionand The National Skateboard Co Video, and most recently was responsible for the production of theUnder Revue2019 summer tour project for The National Skateboard Co, Vans and Vague Magazine.

Friday 1 November, 10.00 – 12.30pm, Suitable for ages: 9 – 13 years 

Friday 1 November, 1.30 – 4pm, Suitable for ages: 14 – 18 years 

Guided Walks

Learn to see Milton Keynes with skateboarders’ eyes.  These guided walks will be led by local skateboarders and architects and are designed to ensure walkers get to see the best skate spots, to understand what makes Milton Keynes so special for skateboarding, and to learn about key moments in local skateboarding history.  Starting at MK Gallery and ending at the Buszy (Old Bus Station), you will start with a screening of the film: I Heart MK and a hot drink before setting off to encounter The Beige, the Double Set and the Brown Bars.

Saturdays 2 and 9 November at 11am and 2pm.  Suitable for all ages 7+.

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