This week the teens were introduced to Shelby David Meier, the artist who will lead the program for the next four classes. Shelby is a recent graduate of TCU and currently based in Fort Worth. He started the class with an introduction to his life and work. He is a conceptual sculptor and was a collaborator in the Fort Worth–based artist collective Homecoming Committee.
T/AP’s fifth visiting artist is Brooklyn- and Dallas-based painter, educator, and writer Michelle Mackey. She is a very accomplished artist with a wide perspective.
Today began in the classroom where students were immediately given a sixteen-by-twenty-inch wooden panel. Students were supplied with a variety of shades of yellow paint and large brushes and were asked to paint a wash over the entire panel.