David Philpot Workshops – Inspired and Inspiring
David Philpot’s workshops are often described as memorable, and in January, 2016, David Philpot received an affirming, unexpected email. Philpot was so moved upon reading this message, he asked the writer – whom he does not know – permission to reprint it in its entirety, which was graciously granted. It is reprinted below.
It is a testimony to the power of art – and to the power of committed, engaged artists who are willing to reach out to the young people who come before them. It is a special tribute to David Philpot, who takes particular pride in his ability to share his artistry and skill with others.
Philpot guides participants – adults and children – in carving, and in creating decorated mini-staffs, miniature versions of his own artworks, using cardboard tubing, up-cycled jewels and found objects. He has conducted recent workshops in Detroit for Family Day Extravaganza at MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Design Detroit) and The Detroit Design Festival 2015, on the Detroit RiverWalk.
To schedule a workshop, contact David Philpot at email@example.com.