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Family First: Colorfully Custom - Sneaker Painting
- 8 and older
About This Program
Enjoy an afternoon of transforming your sneakers with vibrant colors and patterns with award-winning Lift Every Voice artist Frankie Zombie.
Do you have a pair of sneakers that can use an upgrade? Join the Gantt Center for our special Family First hands-on workshop, during which painter Frankie Zombie will show participants how to use acrylic and leather paint to add customized designs to old (or new) footwear. With an assortment of color choices and paint brush sizes, participants can add to their shoes names, cool shapes, color blocking, and much more! All supplies are included in your reservation, minus a pair of (preferably white) leather shoes that you are required to bring to the workshop. The experience will involve mostly leather paint, so leather shoes ‐ such as Air Force 1's, Stan Smith Addidas, or even dress shoes ‐ are needed for proper designing. All ages and experience levels are welcome to this hour-long experience, so register the entire family for what is sure to be an unforgettable workshop!
Important Note: Each ticket is for one person. This is an in-person experience, and the Gantt Center will be following government-mandated protocols for the COVID-19 virus. Guests without a ticket will not be allowed in the classroom. Masks are required to be worn during the entirety of the workshop by all participants.
About The Teaching Artist
Born in New York City and raised in South Carolina, Forbes featured artist Frankie Zombie has a focus of contemporary abstract art forms, tapping into the heart of interior design, thought provoking murals, automotive design, fashionable apparel, philanthropy, civil rights and much more. Leading him to be able to create for some of the world's beloved moguls such as Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, as well as networks like TNT, HBO, BET, and the NBA. While on a mission to spread his voice creatively in his community, Frankie's messages and morals began to be heavily welcomed by his city leading him to acknowledgements such as "40 Under 40" awards and business entrepreneurship. He participated in a creative Civil Rights Movement and helped create Charlotte's "Black Lives Matter" Mural and later organizing his own 16 Artist "Black Lives Matter" Mural in his hometown in South Carolina. As Frankie's art continues to travel to new heights from America to Ibiza, Italy, Canada and many other great places of the world, his message will always shout that of happiness, persistence, and change as it will forever start within.