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Schedule 2019

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Wednesday - Nov 13


3:00 - 10:00 PM

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Check in

Everyone gets access to their rooms and signs up for the next morning's critique groups. Time to meet some new friends!


Thursday - Nov 14


7:30 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Setup Workstations

Workstations will be upstairs in the lecture hall building. Stake out a spot and get to know your neighbors.
Make sure to tack your info sheet up on the board so everyone can know you and your work!


10:00 - 11:30 AM

Welcome Lecture

We all gather in the auditorium for the first official lecture of the week! All the various instructors will be introduced and given a moment to talk about their talks and goals for the workshop. Pete and Sam will set the tone for the workshop, and afterwards we will play some ICE BREAKER games to make sure everyone gets acquainted as quickly as possible.


12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch


1:00 - 5:30 PM

Critique Groups

Attendees will break into smaller groups for critique. We'll be taking a look at every attendee's body of work to start a conversation that should continue throughout the event.


5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dinner


6:30 - 8:30 PM

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Story & World as Products

Lecture - David Petersen

What can I do with my art and ideas other than make prints? Join the creator of Mouseguard, David Petersen, as he walks you through the ins and outs of his IP empire. Learn about IP management, product design, and so much more! Come with questions.


8:30 - 10:00 PM

Work Time

The work room is open to you. Use the evenings to talk with other attendees, get one on one and/or small group time with Instructors, or if you need to… take some time to yourself or get some rest. The evenings are your time. This is only day one, so please pace yourself!


Friday - Nov 15


7:30 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast


9:00 - 10:30 AM

Gaining True Followers

Lecture - Tim Von Rueden

How do you handle engaging with an audience online? There are a lot of different platforms and ways to communicate, what are the best practices and best options for artists. Tim Von will tell all!


10:30 - 12:00 PM

Specialty Lectures

Smaller groups with a more focused discussion

Ron Lemen - Color and Mood
How to Color Key your project.

Sam Guay - Tarot for Artists
A collection of tips and exercises for approaching the tarot as an artist.

Collaborative Work Time

An opportunity to work along side our staff 

Sean Murray - Sketch with the sketch master!


12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch


1:00 - 3:00 PM

Process and Veracity

Lecture - Vanessa Lemen

How can watching a live painting process demonstration help to explore a deeper understanding of your own authentic vision? Join Vanessa as she paints while discussing how image-making relates to life, temperament, mindfulness, and habitual truthfulness. You will gain insight on ways of exploring a little more about your own story by watching and listening to her share her own personal vision and image-making strategies. Come with questions about process and materials, as well as the deeper issues. It's all connected!


3:00 - 5:30 PM

Specialty Lectures

Smaller groups with a more focused discussion

Sean Murray - World Building

Steve Argyle & Kat Oertli - Managing a Fan Base

Collaborative Work Time

An opportunity to work along side our staff

Vanessa Lemen - Materials Demo
After watching Vanessa’s amazing lecture and demo now you can get your hands dirty and work alone with Vanessa. Get messy and be free!


5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dinner


6:30 - 8:30 PM

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Art, Magic, and Symbols: Weaving a Personal Mythology

Lecture - Sam Guay

What paths can you take to create personal work and why would you chose to do it? Sam will discuss methods of symbol creation and explore personal mythologies while sharing the "how”s and "why"s behind her work.


8:30 - 10:00 PM

Work Time


Saturday - Nov 16


7:30 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast


9:00 - 10:30 AM

Getting Paid 3 Times

Lecture - Peter Mohrbacher

Your art is valuable to different people in different ways. If you want to the most out of it, you need to learn how to get paid more than once for each piece of content you make. Peter will be going over the different income streams available to artists and lay out a plan to benefit from three or more at a time.


10:30 - 12:00 PM

Specialty Lectures

Smaller groups with a more focused discussion

Sales for Women - Vanessa Lemen, Sam Guay, and Kat Oertli
Talk about sales techniques, tips, and tricks for women.

David Petersen - Comic Book Storytelling
Panel by panel storytelling group discussion.

Collaborative Work Time

An opportunity to work along side our staff

Draw with Vonn - Tim Von Rueden
Sit down with some good old fashioned graphite and draw along with Tim Von Rueden.

Steve Argyle - Let’s get Digital
Talk shop with Steve Argyle about various digital paint tips and tricks.


12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch


1:00 - 3:00 PM

Building on a Commercial Career

Lecture - Steve Argyle

How do you grow your list of clients into a fan base? That’s exactly what Steve Argyle has done and it wasn’t by accident. Steve will walk you through the steps he took to go from illustrator to running an art empire!


3:00  - 5:30 PM

Deep Learning

Smaller groups with a more focused discussion

Tim Von Rueden - Business Techniques for Artists
The basic business knowledge every art entrepreneur should have.

Sam Guay - The Muse
Practical tools for building a healthy relationship with your work.

Collaborative Work Time

An opportunity to work along side our staff

David Petersen - Model Building
Work together to build an architectural reference model.


5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dinner


6:30 - 8:30 PM

Commercial Viability, Personal Art, and Paint Overs

Lecture - Ron Lemen

Ron Lemen will be doing digital paint overs to show the small difference it requires to tweak your work for maximum commercial appeal. Often the difference is very small. Ron is taking volunteers so if you want your work featured email sam@samflegal.com before November 1st.


8:30 - 10:00 PM

Sketch Night

Drawing prompts, drinks and a little background music for flavor. It's been a long day and it's time to make some drawings for the best reason, no reason at all.

Hosted by Sean Murray and Ron Lemen… this could get wild!


Sunday - Nov 17


7:30 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast


10:00 - 11:30 AM

Sales Talk

Lecture - Kat Oertli

Kat will teach you all the secrets she’s learned running Steve’s booth for more than a decade. From managing staff, guiding fans, and helping people purchase art. Kat is a consummate business woman, you’re in for a treat!

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12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch


1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Art, Education and Inspiration - Techniques for Leveling-up Your Creativity

Lecture - Sean Murray

Sean will take on the subject of continual growth as an artist: how and where to find new sources of inspiration, good and bad habits for artistic evolution and the pros and cons of traditional schooling vs. crafting your own education through workshops and online courses.


3:00 - 5:30 PM

Specialty Lectures

Smaller groups with a more focused discussion

Convention Round Table
Group led discussion about what works at cons and what doesn’t.

Collaborative Work Time

An opportunity to work along side our staff

Sam Guay - Making Symbols Personal
A creative exercise using tarot cards to practice using personal symbolism.

Ron Lemen - Fun with Water Media


5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dinner


6:30 - 8:00 PM

Convention Set Up

Lecture - Sam Flegal

As you know there are lots of options when it comes to setting up a convention booth. Sam will walk you through several different options, highlighting different members of the community. You will also get to see several live examples and ask all the questions you want. Let’s get technical!


8:00 - 9:00 PM

Closing Lecture

This is it! It’s the last dance… it’s your last chance… to ask all the questions you want to ask the faculty. The full faculty will be available for a final hour of Q&A.


Clean Up

We all need to get our stuff out of the work building ASAP. Once this is done people typically hang out in one of the dorm lobbies.

9:00 PM


Monday - Nov 18


8:00 - 10:00 AM

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