My name is Dave Zaboski, I'm a classically trained artist and one of the founders of Art Temple.
I was an animator at Disney, Sony and Warner Bros. during the Second Golden Age of Animation where I worked on such classics at Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and others. I've published acclaimed children's books, done concept art for film and television, shown my fine art internationally, been the expedition artist on a search for a lost temple in the Andes and painted for the Dalai Lama. My creativity has taken me around the world.
For me, creating is connecting more deeply to the divinity that lies within us. We created Art Temple as a response to the exciting emergent movement of radical self expression, community and enthusiasm for the future that is bringing both young and old together at music and arts festivals all over the world. Art Temple was born from the notion that we are all creators. That turning a thought into a thing is a fundamental human condition and the better we get at it, the more our lives can align with our community, our dreams and our purpose for being alive.
Art Temple is a healing sanctuary and raucous playground for your wild mind. It is a gathering place for creators of all levels to get better at what they do. Staffed by professional artists of the highest caliber, Art Temple offers classes, workshops, programs, panel discussions, one on one training and many other opportunities for people to connect more deeply to their own true source.
In these strange and unwieldy times, it is profound acts of creativity that will save the world. What you have in mind and in your heart matters and we are here to help you bring it out. Art Temple is meant for you. Come to Art Temple and feel free.
What We Need & What You Get
Art Temple is a volunteer army of professional artists, models, craftspersons, musicians and other creators who come together to help others create more perfectly. We need some help to make this work:
- We're asking for at least $5000 to help with art supplies like paints, paper, pencils, easels, benches, lighting and other materials that make an art studio run. We need to pay our instructors and models for the amazing service they provide. We need a van or trailer to haul our tent, benches and kit to the venues. We feel that with this infusion of cash we can create a regenerative system to expand Art Temple into other realms like conferences, faires, specialty shows and other places. We plan to make this an income producing event. This will get us started!
- Our perks come directly from our world class artists! One of a kinds, perfectly crafted pieces and limited edition runs will make you the envy of your friends!
- Hey we're in this for the long run. If we don't reach our goal, we're still committed to Art Temple and know it's had, and will have, an impact on people for years to come!