Tunisian Collaborative Painting
Featuring David Black
Monday-Thursday, 6:00-9:30 pm
Fee: $140 (includes $50 materials fee)
Enrollment limited to 15 students
Instructor is present every day
Tunisian Collaborative Painting is an art form developed in Tunisia in the mid-1980s by artist Hechmi Ghachem. This style of painting helps artists give up control via six simple rules, in ways that can help them become better artists. Seeing what emerges without any pre-determination gives artists’ new insight into what is possible in art.
David Black is an artist and Fulbright Scholar and was initiated into the process upon arrival at the Bouabana Art Space in Tunis in 2008 when he was invited to Tunisia by the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, who had chosen Mr. Black’s work for his residence through the U.S. State Department’s ART in Embassies Program. As he worked with his collaborators on the canvases, Mr. Black felt and saw how art—as it is meant to do—transcends boundaries of culture and language. The wish to share that connection led him to introduce Tunisian Collaborative Painting to artists in the U.S.