Join artist Frank Zombie and the Gantt Center for a special hands-on workshop using acrylic and leather paint to customize designs on old (or new) footwear. With an assortment of color options and paint brush sizes, participants can add names, shapes, color blocks, and more. Supplies will be provided minus a pair of (preferably white) leather or canvas shoes that you will need to bring to the workshop. The experience will involve mostly leather paint, so leather shoes such as Air Force 1’s, Stan Smith Adidas, and some Jordan 1’s are preferred. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
Born in New York City and raised in South Carolina, Frankie Zombie has a focus on contemporary abstract art, tapping into the heart of interior design, thought provoking murals, automotive design, apparel, philanthropy, civil rights activism, and more. Featured in local and national publications, Zombie has worked with notable recording artists and media networks over his career also contributing to Charlotte’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural and one in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina.