Who we are
Flying Start is an art agency based in London, UK. We run inspiring Graffiti Workshops and Graffiti Parties. We also make amazing Murals and create quality Private Commissions.
Why choose us
Led by a fully qualified teacher, our team of artists each has at least 20 years experience of creating graffiti art, large-scale murals and fine art and has achieved international acclaim for their work. We achieve fantastic results working with Young People to create graffiti canvases and colourful murals. Flying Start are experienced in fostering creativity, teaching teamwork and encouraging resilience. Our mural and private commission artwork is of a high quality and we have achieved consistent successes when working with clients.
Who we work with
Flying Start works with schools, community centres, special needs centres, holiday clubs, after-school clubs, shops, corporations, individuals, societies and companies to create artwork and art experiences.
Where we come from
Flying Start was founded by me – Rob – a renowned graffiti artist, but also a fully qualified Teacher with 10 years experience of working in inner London state schools as a full-time classroom teacher and as a Head of Department. I began my work with Young People assisting a child with special needs. I fell in love with teaching and seeing children progress. Once I had qualified as a Teacher, I started work at a school which was undergoing massive change. The school had recently received a judgement from Ofsted that it was only ‘Satisfactory ‘. Over the next 6 years I’m proud to write that the team at the school gave everything to improve it, change the lives of the children and positively impact the local community in innumerable ways. I’m happy to report that the school was graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017. I also graduated with a certificate from The Outstanding Teacher Programme in the same year. My personal mission to help the team to turn the school around as a Teacher and Head of Department was complete and I decided that I would now concentrate on Flying Start and spreading the joys of art.
All of our employees are DBS checked and Flying Start is covered by liability insurance.
Boroughs we have worked with
Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Camden, Hackney, Brent, Hillingdon (Ruislip), Wandsworth.
Organisations we have worked with
Eastpak, Nike, Achieving for Children, Taste of London, Goldfinger Factory, Belmont School, Adidas, Infinite Future, Faron Sutaria, A Pint of Hops, Oxford University.
What our customers are saying
Tessa, Teacher: ‘It was a real pleasure to work with the guys at Flying Start. The children loved the Graffiti Workshop and there was a great feeling of creativity during the painting. Please come back soon!’
Javish, Youth Work Co-ordinator: ‘A great success. The activities were very well planned and we could see the thought that had gone into making our Graffiti Workshop fun and easy to understand but with just enough of an element of challenge. I wasn’t sure what to expect but everything was done really professionally. The graffiti experts were unbelievably inspiring!’
David, Entrepreneur: ‘Rob at Flying Start drew some absolutely beautiful pictures of my daughters. They bought a tear to my eye and I can’t thank him enough for capturing their faces and personalities so well.’
Meesha, Mother: ‘Thank you for being an excellent educator! We know Teachers like you are hard to find.’
Belinda, Working Mum: ‘I hired Flying Start for my sons 10th birthday party. Rob and his graffiti assistant arrived early to prepare everything. Some children didn’t finish their masterpieces in time for the end of the agreed slot. Rob and his assistant stayed for longer to make sure everyone was happy! I loved the way they interacted with the kids and their graffiti abilities were amazing. Very cool party!’
Janita, Mother: ‘I feel privileged that my son has been taught by a Teacher who is second to none.’
Aditi, Youth Work Leader: ‘Well planned, great resources, fun pacey teaching. I got so into the Graffiti Workshop that I had to make my own canvas! The Young People at our Centre were so engaged with making their canvases and so proud of the work they produced. Excellent from start to finish.’
Kate, Salesperson: ‘I was recommended Rob by a friend. Rob made a brilliant ink drawing of my shop which I now use on all of my business correspondence and company literature. It’s added a lovely touch to everything I send out and I couldn’t be happier with it.’
Janice, Teaching Assistant: ‘It has been a pleasure working with you. You are a fantastic Teacher.’
Clarence, Teacher: ‘We built a new outdoor space at our school and the children wanted to use the new wall space to paint something colourful. Flying Start helped us to create an amazing bright coloured mural which included our school values and lots of fitting cartoon characters. Their knowledge and spray paint skills were amazing and the children here learned a lot, not only about how to use the paint, but also about teamwork, supporting each other and sharing ideas. The Workshop was run professionally and it was obvious that Rob was an experienced classroom practitioner!’
Eleanor, Assistant at Pinterest: ‘Rob drew two sensational pictures of my son. One in ink and one in pencil. I love them. They really make me smile.’
Paul, Developer: ‘I needed a mural painting in a child’s bedroom for a client in London. Rob and his assistant created a truly explosive backdrop with a brilliant use of colour and shape. My client was more than impressed. Thanks Flying Start!’
Keith and Heather, Parents: ‘We hope you know how highly regarded and admired you are by the community.’
Sasha, Mother of four boys: ‘Very popular! Rob came to our house for my eldest son’s 12th birthday. The graffiti party was something totally new for us. Rob made everything easy to understand and the boys all had a great time. They were surprisingly quiet whilst they concentrated on their work! Thanks Rob. We want you back soon!’
Katie, Homeowner: ‘Rob painted the most amazing beach scene mural in my bathroom. The detail and colours are seriously impressive. I love it.’
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