Mar
24
4:15 PM16:15

INK MASTER–JAKE PARKER**

**HIS IS A DIGITAL SYMPOSIUM. Jake Parker WILL BE PRESENTING VIA LIVE STREAM. IT IS A FULLY INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIUM WITH A Q&A PERIOD.

WE HAVE AN INKLING YOU'LL LOVE THIS SYMPOSIUM

Location: GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

You get an Inktober, you get an Inktober...You all get Inktobers! Jake Parker illustrator extraordinaire and creator of the international phenomenon Inktober will be joining us via the magic of the internet. We're still working on his symposium but we can assure you it will be better than a #3 series 7 with a full load of ink and crisp bright white piece of plate finish bristol board.



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Mar
24
3:15 PM15:15

JEREMY WILSON

CONCEPTUAL ELEMENTS WITH JERMEY WILSON

LOCATION: GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

An exploration by artist and illustrator Jeremy Wilson of conceptual elements used in composition and design, beyond placement, that overall successfully serve the purpose of the image. The presentation will look at art and illustration images that use methods such as Shape Interruption, Dichotomy, Mark Making and Grouping to further the idea of the artwork or feeling derived from it.

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Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Psychology of Art – Dr. Mike Palmer PHD

Location: Grand Hall

Dr. Mike Palmer, PHD, is a professional psychologist at Healthmark Counseling. This lecture will explore the psychology of the artist and what makes them tick. He will discuss an artist’s motivation, fear of failure, how to overcome common hurdles that can hamper a creatives ability to work efficiently and potentially derail a career.

Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”

Leo Buscaglio

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Traditional Painting Demo Gouache–John Wellington

Location: Fox Commons Demo Space

John Wellington’s Gouache Demo

John Wellington often refers to gouache as watercolor for those of us that make mistakes. In this demo, John demonstrates the versatility of gouache as a sketch medium, painting an imaginary portrait. Gouache is a great “en plein air” medium as it’s easy to set up and easy to clean. That it is a forgiving medium makes gouache a joy to work with for both quick studies and finished works of art.  Gouache was also John’s go-to medium when he colored graphic novels for Marvel Comics.  John’s gouache work may be seen in the coloring of Stan Lee and Moebius’ Silver Surfer, among other notable graphic novels of the 1980’s and early 1990’s.


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Mar
24
12:45 PM12:45

FULFILLING A KICKSTARTER–SHAND & SULLY

NO BLACKEYE FOR THE BOOTSTRAP GUY (OR GAL)
FULFILLING A SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER

LOCATION: GRAND HALL

Don't let those nasty unexpected crowdfunding issues take you down and stomp your gourd, Judo chop them to oblivion instead. Imagine, your crowdfunded campaign is a success and you've made bank! You got this and know where you're headed because you're prepared to handle anything, thanks to the collective knowledge of Pat Shand and Crystal Sully. Talk all things Kickstarter and the crowdfunding game. Happy backers are days away.

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Mar
24
11:30 AM11:30

COUPLE OF CARTOONISTS–LOMAX & PATCH

COUPLE OF CARTOONISTS

LOCATION: GRAND HALL

Join cartoonists Melissa Lomax and her husband Christian “Patch” Patchell for a discussion on the ins and outs of creativity. They will each walk you through several different creative endeavors from their vast careers. Discussing each project from inception to completion and everything in between. Ever wonder what it takes to start a web comic from the ground up? Curious about translating your comic book characters to animation? How about greeting card design, self-publishing, or creating your own merch for cons and shows? Join us for an in-depth conversation about being creative partners and the ups and downs of the creative lifestyle. With a pen and ink demo and Q & A to follow. 

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Mar
24
11:15 AM11:15

REFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VISUAL ARTISTS –DAVE PALUMBO

REFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

LOCATION: GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

Are wonky arms that bend the wrong way a problem in your latest grueling creation? Lighting that just doesn't work the way you imagined? Gnarled and hideous hands and feet? Look, let’s be fair, we all have had our fair share of appendage kerfuffles. There's a solution and Dave Palumbo has your prescription. A healthy dose of reference photography. Join Dave as he presents an overview of photo–referencing for illustration, covering basic camera operation, lighting, and general discussion on tips and best practices, as well as examples of application.



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Mar
24
10:15 AM10:15

PANEL–LOCKAMY, KAZMIER, NELSON, WALSH & BOLLUYT

GWAAHHHH! WHAT NOW? STARTING YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

LOCATION: Grand Hall

You're about to embark on your new career, just out of school, and you have big dreams. Then the world smacks you down! Nope, not today, in your dreams negative energy. Michelle, Kit, and Skye, successful graduates from Moore, are just beginning their creative journey and have cultivated successful creative careers. Learn from their success and failures, what to do and when to do it, who to talk to, rookie mistakes, when to duck, dodge, run, and a whole bunch of important newbie stuff. An open round table for all of those about to take the first step of a thousand.

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

STARTING YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS–SETH POLANSKY

STARTING YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

LOCATION: GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

In this symposium–specifically designed for creatives–Professor, contract attorney, indie film producer, and musician Seth Polansky will discuss the nuts and bolts of starting your own business. He will discuss entity type and formation, IRS EIN issues, practical business issues, and banking issues. Q&A at the end

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginative Sculpting – Jon Sideriadis & Enrico Botta

Location: Fox Commons Demo Area

John and Enrico illustrate the process from concept to finished stages of creating imaginative sculpture using industry standard materials. Not sure what to use or how to use it? They have an answer! Unsure how to get your idea out of your head and onto paper and polymer? Let them mold you into a sculpting machine! This is the symposium to sit in on if you like to get your hands dirty and your imagination flowing.

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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

MAR 24 PUBLISHING FOR ARTISTS–KAREN KAPPE NUGENT

PUBLISHING FOR ARTISTS–KAREN KAPPE NUGENT

LOCATION: Grand Hall

Publishing is another venue to get your work out to the world. It can help build awareness for your work and an income stream. Electronic and print distribution channels have opened avenues for artists to make this possible.

This session will present publishing through the eyes of a publisher and former art buyer who will offer insights for the artist who wants to know more about the publishing business and

  • Creating your own imprint

  • Copyright tips for illustrators

  • Successful communication tactics for repeat illustration assignments



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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

CONTRACT FOR CREATIVES– SETH POLANSKY

LOCATION: GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

Media companies spend billions of dollars every year on creative talent. In this symposium–specifically designed for creatives–professor, contract attorney, indie film producer, and musician, Seth Polansky, will pull back the curtain and explain how to protect yourself when presented with an industry contract. This talk will provide an overview of the types of contracts that creatives can expect to see, the situations in which each particular type is used, and the specific red flags inherent in each.

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