When Creatives Meet
An after-hours gathering for skill-seekers expanding their creative knowledge and expertise.
What started out as a simple idea, conceived in a small studio at an even smaller conference table, soon became a thriving, monthly event where creatives of all backgrounds could convene to learn about a skill from industry experts.
To curate an original experience, we reached out to the furthest corners of the creative community, approaching denim professionals, screen printing champions, hand-lettering gurus, latte art masters and illustration geniuses – just to name a few.
Curating an educational, creative event can be a difficult undertaking, but our presenters combine trailblazing teaching styles and expert craftsmanship to represent a disposition unique to Night School, one that embraces both originality and ingenuity.
On the first Thursday of every month, our primary objective is to respect these arts, not only as skills, but as legitimate businesses that contribute to our community.
Local artist, CeCe Otero, is talking to the class about the art of slab ceramics, a hand-built process to creating ceramic ware, functional or nonfunctional. Unlike wheel thrown ceramics, it allows for more manipulation and dynamic shapes. It is a simple process comparatively to wheel throw work but the barrier to entry is lower and can be appreciated by all skill levels.
Details of Design
Designer Autumn O'Feery talks to the class about her impactful work as a member of the design team at Nominee, specifically focusing on her design process, inspiration, and the details of several of her high-profile projects including the T Room branding for the Jones Assembly, custom collateral for Nextep, and other current work.
Modern Wedding Photography
Speaker Rachel Waters is the co-founder of Honest + Kind, a collective made up of artists whose goal is to create authentic, bold events inspired by the folks they collaborate with. Rachel is talking to the class about staying true to yourself in your art, igniting your creative fire, being bold + honest, and snapping modern wedding photography which she beautifully captures for her clients.
Sam Washburn, illustrator and graphic designer, will be teaching a course on his patent-pending digital collage illustration technique. Sam produces retro-styled illustrations that combine traditional drawing and painting techniques with Photoshop magic and good old design know-how. Along with technique, Sam will cover how he learned illustration, broke into the field, and other useful tips and tricks for becoming an image maker.
Shop Good owners, Justin & Audrey Falk, tell about starting their shop as a side hustle before growing it into the popular mom and pop storefront that it is today. They’ll also talk about what it takes to design, price, describe and sell a product; nail the packaging; and approach a retailer about carrying your products.
Sean Ferguson and Scott Hill show participants illustration techniques.
Natalie Kent and Christian Robinson (Nominee Design) show participants the art of hand lettering using a step-by-step guide while showing the class examples of other lettering experts' work.