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Creative Works MMXV Conference


  • Central Station 545 North Main Street Memphis, TN, 38105 United States (map)

 

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

11:30am - REGISTRATION
Food Trucks/Vending (Central Station)

1:00-1:15pm - WELCOME

1:15-1:45pm - SESSION 1 - Gina Binetti

2:00-2:30pm - SESSION 2 - Dan Christofferson

2:45-3:15pm - SESSION 3 - Amy & Jen Hood

3:30-4:15pm - SESSION 4 - Von Glitschka

4:15-5:00pm - BREAK

5:00-5:45pm - SESSION 5 - Matt Stevens

6:00-7:00pm - KEYNOTE 1 - Bobby C. Martin Jr.
(Followed by Q&A)

~7:00pm - END

7:30pm - AFTER PARTY 1
doug carpenter & associates

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

10:00-11:30am - WORKSHOPS (Emerge Memphis)

11:30am - FOOD TRUCKS (Central Station)

1:00-1:15pm - WELCOME

1:15-1:45pm - SESSION 1 - Dan Dickson

2:00-2:30pm - SESSION 2 - Demetre Arges

2:45-3:15pm - SESSION 3 - Kathy Weller

3:30-4:15pm - SESSION 4 - Meg Lewis

4:15-5:00pm - BREAK

5:00-5:45pm - SESSION 5 - Mikey Burton

6:00-7:00pm - KEYNOTE 1 - Viktoria Harrison
(Followed by Q&A)

~7:00pm - END

7:30pm - AFTER PARTY 2
Earnestine & Hazel's

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 - THE FINAL DAY

10:00-11:30am - WORKSHOPS  (Emerge Memphis)

11:30am - FOOD TRUCKS (Central Station)

1:00-1:15pm - WELCOME

1:15-1:45pm - SESSION 1 - Erica Gorochow

2:00-2:30pm - SESSION 2 - Nate Utesch

2:45-3:15pm - SESSION 3 - Andy J. Miller

3:30-4:15pm - SESSION 4 - Nathan & Jay

4:15-5:00pm - BREAK

5:00-5:45pm - SESSION 5 - Dan Cassaro

6:00-7:00pm - KEYNOTE 1 - Jeremy Cowart
(Followed by Q&A)

~7:00pm - END

7:30pm - AFTER PARTY 3
Station 3

 

WORKSHOPS

GOOD TIMES & COLLABORATION

Workshop led by: Dan ChristoffersonDan Cassaro & Nate Utesch

The Good Times and Collaboration workshop (GTAC) is a partnership between Big CartelYoung Jerks and Ferocious Art & Fiction. GTAC is part game and part art project, open to everyone, and a great excuse to hang out and draw with friends. The room is divided into collaborative teams and you are provided with the bare bones essentials needed to illustrate, letter, or visually problem solve under pressure. The exercises you and your team will endure will result in a one-off, printed GTAC Workshop Issue mailed to your doorstep—yours forever alongside the memories we'll make during our time together. Learn more here.

Materials to Bring:

The tools you feel most comfortable with when tasked with illustrating without a computer.

Materials Provided:

  • loose sketch paper
  • pens/pencils

REGISTER NOW

FRIDAY 10:00am-11:30am
Emerge Memphis, Memphis Room

 

WHY T-SHIRTS MATTER & HOW TO DESIGN SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL LOVE TO WEAR

Workshop led by: RealThread

Learn what makes a great shirt and how they can grow your brand! Every participant will have the opportunity to design and vote on their favorite t-shirt design from the class. The winner will receive a free run of shirts, of their winning design, printed back at Real Thread HQ! You will also get some hands on time as we will be live printing an exclusive Creative Works t-shirt design by Brandon Rike!

Materials to Bring:

  • favorite drawing utensil
  • computer with Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Adobe Shape CC (Free App)

Materials Provided:

  • loose sketch paper
  • pens/pencils

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FRIDAY 10:00am-11:30am
Creative Works Space, Emerge Memphis #227

 

CREATING VECTOR ART THAT DOESN’T SUCK!

Workshop led by: Von Glitschka

Walk through a systematic process for building precise well-crafted vector artwork. Von will be sharing his process and have handouts and links to reference back to after the workshop. He will also be handing out free stuff and prizes!

Materials to Bring:

Optional to bring your own laptop.

Materials Provided:

  • loose sketch paper
  • pens/pencils

REGISTER NOW

SATURDAY 10:00am-11:30am
Creative Works Space, Emerge Memphis #227

 

SCRIBBLE STORIES: LETTERING WITHOUT A NET

Workshop led by: Kathy Weller

Take a deep dive into sketching quotes! In this workshop, Kathy will share her untechnical and intuitive, yet design-informed methods that define her expressive "Scribble Stories" style of hand-lettered quote illustrations. She will share the initial life experience which helped spark the fire to develop this method, the ideology behind it, and the general principles that define the style. Please come armed with a short quote or phrase of your choice, your favorite pencil and eraser, a sketchbook, and an open mind! (Doodle paper will also be available.) Both experienced and casual sketchers (and super-casual sketchers) are welcome! Just bring your own unique creative spark and an interest and enthusiasm to draw expressive letters, phrases and quotes!

Materials to Bring:

  • short quote or phrase of your choice

  • The tools you feel most comfortable with when tasked with illustrating without a computer.
Earlier Event: September 30
Learn About New Federal Overtime Rules
Later Event: December 16
EMERGE HOLIDAY PARTY