Get in the spooky spirit with our annual hands-on Halloween workshop for kids and families! Orange Show artists will teach you how to turn an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind work of art. We provide all the materials, but this is BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin).
This year's workshop will be taught by artist Dorman David - we're so excited to have him! Here's a litte information about Dorman:
Dorman David was born October 27, 1937 in Houston, Texas. In 1960 he moved to San Francisco, and while there, worked in a rare book store. During this time Dorman began a correspondence with Aldus Huxley, who was teaching at Berkeley. In 1961 he returned to Houston and opened the Bookman, Houston's first rare bookstore. There he employed the young Larry McMurtrey, who mined material from the legendary David family for several novels, including Cadillac Jack and Terms of Endearment. By 1968 the Bookman was the premiere Texana store in the state. During the 1960s Dorman also acquired an interest for Texas historical documents. He reprinted an 1883 Texas cookbook and developed techniques and materials that resulted in near-perfect replicas of historic Texas documents. In the 1980s Dorman began making small, but powerful, carvings with rare wood, painting with watercolors and creating decorative handwriting. Over the years Dorman lived in California, Australia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arizona. He eventually moved back to Houston and has worked as an artist and studio instructor at the College of Architecture at the University of Houston. Dorman David produced an autobiographical film in 2000. He operates a web site devoted to increasing visual communication, and is currently exploring the next wave of digital art and video. Dorman is an avid tennis fan and player.
October 27, 2012
10:30am - 1:00pm
FREE and open to the public!