Hand Drawn Type with Ari Woeste
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Hand Drawn Type with Ari Woeste

In this workshop, you’ll learn creative and technical secrets letterers and type designers alike use to push their typographic work from clumsy to exceptional—and how to apply them to your own work through hands on exercises and demos.

Tickets:
$100–175

Many of us struggle to communicate how we feel in our distraction-filled world. Since letters are our most direct form of visual communication, the art of lettering and type design have become increasingly popular as a means to creatively express our unique selves in a world full of noise.

The way letters are shaped can express a wide range of emotion to reinforce your message, from stoic and reserved to sassy and quirky. Choosing from existing fonts on the internet can be daunting or even underwhelming when you have a specific idea in mind. So how can you be in control, to draw your own type or lettering?

Most of us know good type when we see it. So it’s likely you know more about type than you think, you just need that extra push and the extra set of skills and cheat codes to make letters look the way you envision them.

You’ll walk away from this 4 hour workshop with a hand lettered piece, understanding of process from concept to vector, and tips that’ll empower you to take your type and lettering related work to the next level.

Course Topics:

  • Hand drawn analog lettering & type (pencil & paper)

  • Properly converting to vector (Adobe Illustrator, no live trace allowed!)

  • Properly modifying existing fonts for logotypes

  • Creative copywriting for lettering

  • Q&A

Included:

  • Drawing supplies

  • Hand Drawn Type Handbook (resources, tools, and tips)

  • Refreshments

  • PDF of presentation emailed following the workshop

Requirements:

  • Although all skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary, this course is crafted for those with beginner knowledge of lettering or type, or moderate understanding of graphic design principles.

What to bring:

  • Notebook to take notes

  • Laptop for following along in Ai demos (recommended but not required)

  • Yourself, willingness to learn and a bit of vulnerability!


FAQs

What's parking like?
There is plenty of free street parking near Fool Proof. But if you prefer a paid, protected lot there are a couple nearby in the Northeast neighborhood within short walking distance.

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Yes! If you have any questions at all or have burning questions you'd like me to cover at the workshop, please email me at ari@ariwoeste.com.

What's the refund policy?
Since hosting a workshop as a solo freelance artist is requires a lot of investment and proper planning for the right amount of people, unfortunately I cannot issue refunds through Eventbrite. If you encounter an unexpected, special circumstance that inables you from attending, please contact me at ari@ariwoeste.com and I'll do my best to work with you to refund what I can.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! Just bring yourself and I'll have all your registration info on hand.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
If you cannot attend and wish to sell or gift to another, please contact me to notify me of the new attendee's details.

Do I really need to bring a laptop?
Although you don't need to, if you have one and would like to follow along while I demo vectoring tips in Illustrator, you are more than welcome! Just make sure it's fully charged as access to outlets will be limited. All info presented in the workshop will be emailed for you to reference when you get home to your computer to practice.

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Yo, Is This Racist? Live!
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Yo, Is This Racist? Live!

Fool Proof presents Yo, Is This Racist? Live!

Andrew Ti, Tawny Newsome and guests are here to help people through the minefield that is race by taking some of your trickiest questions about race and turning them into… comedy gold. GUARANTEED TO SOLVE RACISM!

Tattersall Distilling
1620 Central Ave NE #150
Minneapolis, MN
21+
Doors:
7pm
Yo, Is This Racist?: 8pm

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Risk! Live in St. Paul
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Risk! Live in St. Paul

Fool Proof presents
RISK! Live in St. Paul

August 29, 2019
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
(6 W 6th St, St Paul, MN 55102)
$22 / 7pm doors / 8pm show / 18+

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, hosted by Kevin Allison of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe, The State. The award-winning live show has featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

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Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Fool Proof (Minneapolis) and Sleeping Village (Chicago) present TWO SHOWS with Jordan, Jesse, Go!

We're extremely happy to team up with our friends at Sleeping Village in Chicago to bring Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @midnight, Bubble) and Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) to the Midwest for a couple live dates of their popular and long-running podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!

What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story).

"Jordan, Jesse, Go!" is a hilarious mix of the intelligent, silly and profoundly vulgar. Jordan and Jesse sit down with a guest or two to talk about feelings, sex, culture and adult life. Plus, they'll discuss momentous occasions from audience members' lives and maybe even challenge a fan's knowledge of the ridiculous with an absurd battle of wits versus a guest. Whatever happens, it's guaranteed to be a great time.

Minneapolis
6.12.19

Heights Theatre
3951 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
Doors:
7pm
Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live: 8pm

Chicago Show
6.13.19

Sleeping Village
3734 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Doors:
7pm
Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live: 8pm

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Vichcraft Chainstich Embroidery Pop-Up
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Vichcraft Chainstich Embroidery Pop-Up

🚨Attention! Attention! Late-breaking Pop-Up Alert.🚨

One of our favorite designers, lettering artists, and uh, chainstitchers, Jenna Blazevich is dropping by Fool Proof for a CUSTOM CHAINSTITCHING POP-UP!

Jenna will be doing custom chainstitch embroidery on woven fabrics (canvas, denim, shirting). Cost is $25 for one word, but you can email jenna@vichcraft.com if your request includes more words. She’ll also have some art prints and other fun stuff for sale!

You can book ahead of time to guarantee your spot, but walk-ups will be taken as time allows.

More about Jenna:

Vichcraft is the independent and collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio of Jenna Blazevich.

With a focus on visual storytelling, she strives to craft charmingly unique brand experiences. Her agency experience has allowed for a portfolio ranging from small to large client projects. Vichcraft has a current focus on building small, meaningful brands, and partnering with their purpose-driven leaders to build an authentic visual identity. 

Combining hand craft processes and tactile mediums with a digital design skill-set, Jenna strives to work right around the line between art and design to build a collection of activist-driven products. Her background in textiles and pattern-making continues to inform her approach as a graphic designer and feminist artist.

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Headshots with Photographer Vic Campbell
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Headshots with Photographer Vic Campbell

A fabulous opportunity to update your headshot with photographer Victoria Campbell and art director Derek Huber at the fun and relaxed environment of Fool Proof. Victoria will be shooting against a beautiful grey backdrop with a handful of stylish chairs and stools available for you to choose form. The idea of these shots is to capture you however you want to be captured; professional/serious or expressive and fun, there is no right or wrong way to pose. Victoria will be joined by co event co-ordinator and art director, Derek Huber who will be there to offer advise on poses/ give you a good laugh when you feel awkward about the fact that a giant lens is being pointed in your direction. 

Your session will take approximately 15 minutes and will include 2 high-resolution retouched files of which will be emailed to you within 2 weeks after the event. Additional services such as prints or additional downloads will be available as an added extra.

Please note that this session is intended for ONE individual. If you are looking to include additional people, please contact Victoria (victoriasjcampbell@gmail.com) prior to booking.

About photographer Vic Campbell

Victoria is a Minneapolis based  photographer with British roots (and accent!). Victoria has worked with international brands such as Nikon & N-Photo Magazine as well as local Minnesota companies such as Faribault Woolen Mill, Red Stag Supper Club and MSP Magazine. There is nothing Victoria loves more than meeting new people through her trade, making them feel comfortable in front of her lens and look their genuine best in her photograph

 

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email: Victoriasjcampbell@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?
All session fees are none refundable 

Should I bring an outfit change?
As the sessions are only 15 minutes long an outfit change won't be necessary.

Should I do my own hair and makeup?
Yes please!

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The Archive Series: Erik Westra - Collected Posters and Ephemera 2000-2013
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Archive Series: Erik Westra - Collected Posters and Ephemera 2000-2013

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CO Exhibitions under the curation of Erik Westra features 150+ rare and limited edition prints by artists including:

Jay Ryan // Aaron Horkey // Seripop // Wes Winship // Miss Amy Jo // Mike Davis // Aesthetic Apparatus // Dan Grzeca // Diana Sudyka //Delicious Design League // Mat Daly // Steve Reidell // Arthur Jones // Gina Kelly // Aaron Caswell // Cody Hudson // Ethan D’Ercole // Hans Seger // Mike Suade // Dan Black // and more…

One Night Only: April 6, 2019, 7-10pm,
refreshments from Modist Brewery and more
Free!
CO Exhibitions (1101 Stinson Blvd, Northeast Minneapolis

For one night only, we're passing the reigns to our friend Erik Westra! A longtime art collector and catalyst in the rock poster scene, Erik spent many years employed at First Avenue as well as Chicago's Empty Bottle, where he connected the venues and touring bands with up and coming poster artists such as Jay Ryan, Aaron Horkey, Aesthetic Apparatus, and our own Wes Winship.



Over the years, Erik amassed a gigantic collection of rock posters and he has decided to let go of a few of his gems. We're talking seriously hard-to-find gig posters and rock art here. Maybe you were there that night for the show and it has always stuck in your mind. Maybe you were at another show on that tour and having a shred of that experience on your wall will coat your 9-5s with a little glitter. Or maybe you don’t give a rip about Interpol but that haunting Aesthetic Apparatus screen-print is speaking to you on a level completely separate from the event.

These posters mark a moment in time where designers, musicians, venues, and fans collided to create some incredible art. And whether you were a part of that moment or a million miles separate from the scene: there is something for everyone among Westra’s collection.More than 150 prints will be available for purchase and a handful will be up for auction, ending the night of the show. A portion of sales from the event will be donated to COMPAS, a Minnesota-based non-profit arts education organization.

As you might imagine, each of these prints has a story to tell, one such story is available here.

Here’s a preview some of the posters from the show!

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Full Time You the Workshop!
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Full Time You the Workshop!

The Full Time You workshop is an IRL Self-Discovery, Personal Brand Strategy, and Career Mission Workshop taught by me, your buddy Meg Lewis!

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Identify your unique qualities

  • Create your cloud of abilities

  • Identify the activities that make you whole and incorporating them into your career

  • Select a life’s purpose only you can have

  • Implement your unique personality into your career and life

  • Plan a course of action for your future fulfilling career

  • Find your unique voice and key messages to offer the world

  • Establish social media guidelines that fulfill your life’s purpose

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE

  • A special FTY workshop workbook

  • A custom FTY pen

  • An exclusive FTY enamel pin & sticker

WHO IT'S FOR

This workshop is for anyone looking to learn more about themselves and begin crafting a more fulfilling career. The Full Time You workshop isn’t just for the self-employed! FTY is suitable for those who hold a full-time jobby job or are students, freelancers, or even those totally looking to shift their careers. All industries, backgrounds, and ages are welcome!

SCHEDULE

5:00-5:30: Meet ‘n’ greet happy hour with drinks and snacks
5:30-8:00: Full Time You Workshop

$69

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Visible Mending with Lauren Callis Erickson
Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

Visible Mending with Lauren Callis Erickson

Description:

Visible mending is a useful skill that eliminates waste and adds something special to your favorite pair of jeans. Learn how to patch, reinforce and create an original look during the course of this workshop. If you have a pair that needs loving, bring it to work on!

Provided:

  • Instruction on how to mend

  • Basic threading and needle use tutorials

  • All necessary materials to practice or work on your own pair

  • PDF zine for revisiting lessons learned throughout the day

  • Mending kit for first 5 registered ticket holders

Ticket price: $40

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Andrew Broder and 37d03d, A Residency at the End of the World: HYMIE’S BASEMENT, YONI WOLF (of WHY?), LADY MIDNIGHT, DAVE KING/ANDREW BRODER, MARGRET, and NAEEM (DJ Set)
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Andrew Broder and 37d03d, A Residency at the End of the World: HYMIE’S BASEMENT, YONI WOLF (of WHY?), LADY MIDNIGHT, DAVE KING/ANDREW BRODER, MARGRET, and NAEEM (DJ Set)

Fool Proof, 89.3 The Current and Radio K Presents:

Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at Turf Club
HYMIE’S BASEMENT, YONI WOLF (of WHY?), LADY MIDNIGHT, DAVE KING/ANDREW BRODER, MARGRET, and NAEEM (DJ Set)
7:00 pm
$10.00 advance | $12.00 day of show

Proceeds donated to 350.org

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The Allusionist Live in St. Paul
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Allusionist Live in St. Paul

Fool Proof presents The Allusionist Live in St. Paul!

The Allusionist is an award-winning podcast about language and how and why we humans use it the way we do. It’s fun. It’s informative. It’s…funformative? Steady on there with the portmanteaus, please.

James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St. Saint Paul, MN
General Admission Tickets: $20
Doors: 7pm
The Allusionist: 8-9:15pm

Helen Zaltzman produces podcasts, mainly Answer Me This!, and The Allusionist, part of Radiotopia from PRX. She sometimes turns up on the radio and sometimes writes stuff; she also makes things.

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Introduction to Spoon Carving
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Spoon Carving

Description

Come spend a three hours with Erik and Michele of Vevang MPLS getting full of wood chips at this slow living experience and discover the peaceful pleasure of creating a spoon in the Scandinavian tradition of carving.  Keep your spoon as a lifelong keepsake for yourself  or give it as a gift to a loved one.

This workshop is for beginners or those that are interested in green wood ( fresh wood) carving.  Ages 15+ unless accompanied by an adult.

  • all tools and supplies provided
  • you go home with your very own spoon to enjoy
  • a limited number of knives, scoops and spoon blanks available for purchase after class.

Ticket price: $80


About Vevang MPLS

VevangMPLS is a collaboration between Michele and Erik Vevang.  Since 2013,  they have been using traditional Scandinavian wood carving techniques to carve spoons and more recently bowls.  

Drawing on Erik's Norwegian heritage and the couples background in art they have been exploring the intersection of craft and art by working with locally sourced wood to produce practical and beautiful items.  All the spoons and bowls are made start to finish using traditional hand tools and are sealed with food grade oils for safe use.  Michele and Erik also work together on custom furniture, lighting and reclaimed wood installations.

The village of Vevang, Norway  is an old farming and fishing community located on the western coast of Norway where Erik's dad was born and continued to live while he operated the family's dairy farm.  Erik and Michele have spent many summers staying with Erik's family-father, aunts, uncles and cousins and enjoy spending time living with them and soaking up the Norwegian way of living. Vevang, Mpls is the couples way of bringing the lifestyle of Norway back to share in Minneapolis, MN.  

Both Erik and Michele have degrees in art, Erik's B.A. from St. Olaf with a major in sculpture, and Michele's B.F.A. from UW-STOUT with a major in printmaking.  They've been self employed since 2001.  Michele as a hair colorist/artist and Erik as a carpenter and woodworker.  In addition to their art training, they have enjoyed taking classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais MN, Most recently a spoon carving class with the awe-inspiring teaching duo Fred Livesay and Jarrod Dahl and earlier in spring of 2016, a bowl carving class with Beth Moen, the best bowl carver in the world, from Sweden.  

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Freelance, And Business, And Stuff Workshop With Hoodzpah!
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Freelance, And Business, And Stuff Workshop With Hoodzpah!

Description

Join Amy & Jen Hood of Hoodzpah Design Co Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Fool Proof in Minneapolis, 10am – 2pm, to dive into all things freelance and small business! You'll learn how to start your own business, grow your client base, and promote yourself without selling out or starving. There will be worksheets, take-home resources, a presentation, low-risk/low-cost tips and tricks, personal anecdotes, and 30-45 minutes of open Q&A at the end (so get your specific business questions ready!).

Students, freelancers, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, and non-designers welcome. Feel free to bring a laptop or tablet, and definitely bring something to take notes with. You'll be provided with workbooks (plus some goodies and adult beverages), but if you want even more on how to start and run your business, grab our book as an add-on (discounted when you buy with the course) before adding this course to the cart. This course is great for anyone who has just started a creative small business (freelance is small business party of one), is interested in starting their own creative business but doesn’t know how to start, or is wanting to do an audit on their creative small business to see how they can improve their systems and procedures. Photographers, motion designers, graphic designers, illustrators, and creatives of all types will benefit.

Ticket price: $175

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April Richardson with Chip Pope, Greg Coleman, Wendy Maybury, and hosted by Jenn Schaal
Aug
8
to Aug 9

April Richardson with Chip Pope, Greg Coleman, Wendy Maybury, and hosted by Jenn Schaal

Description

Announcing an exclusive comedy event at 7th Street Entry this August 8 presented by Fool Proof! An excellent lineup featuring comedian April Richardson along with Chip Pope, Greg Coleman and Wendy Maybury. The evening is hosted by Jenn Schaal.

$10 ADV / $12 DAY OF

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Kickstarter Project Jam with Craighton Berman
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kickstarter Project Jam with Craighton Berman

Description

It's an exciting time to be a creator. Making things you love—and getting them in front of people who want them—gets easier every day. New tools and shared workspaces make prototyping in your kitchen a thing of the past. Easier access to manufacturing resources has allowed first-time creators to successfully produce and fulfill their products. Combined with Kickstarter's platform for rich storytelling and a supportive community, it's possible to build an audience around your idea while raising the necessary funds to get your project off the ground. The challenge now is, what should I make? And what’s the right way to get it out of my head and into the world?

A Kickstarter Project Jam is a workshop about taking design ideas from concept to reality. This workshop—led by Chicago designer and educator Craighton Berman of Manual—will have a special focus on using Kickstarter for launching designed objects, but is open to other creative projects as well!

This Project Jam will be a mix of a "how to" for independent product development and launch as well as a share session and for peer feedback. Attendees who already have a creative project they are working on will get the feedback and direction they need to take the next step forward towards launch. (Bring any visuals or prototype/mock-ups to share!) Attendees who are not yet committed to any specific project will get a good sense of the whole process, and will get inspiration from participating in the group critique.

Participants Receive

Workshop Agenda

  • 6pm - Meet & greet
  • 6:30 - Kick off and presentation
  • 7:30 - Sharing, discussion, and shaping your project idea
  • 8:15 - Open Q&A
  • 8:30 - End of the evening

$20


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About Craighton Berman

Craighton Berman is a designer, illustrator, and creator based in Chicago. Craighton is the founder and creative director of Manual, a brand that creates designed objects for slow food & drink. He also teaches "Entrepreneurial Product Development" in the industrial design department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Craighton is passionate about independent design practice and forging new design-driven ventures! Craighton is a Kickstarter Thought Leader, and has launched seven Kickstarter campaigns.

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

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Forever a Rough Draft : A Writing and Movement Workshop
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Forever a Rough Draft : A Writing and Movement Workshop

Description

A writing workshop that incorporates guided breathing + movement to explore what it means to tenderly occupy your body. Together we will unpack what limits us through self portraiture, body scans, manifesto writing and holding space for our voices.

This class is for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with themselves. No yoga, writing or art making experience necessary. Come with your favorite pen, notebook, yoga mat. We will spend the duration of the class alternating between gentle movements / breathing and writing / drawing exercises. Attendees will receive a workbook, letterpress print + coupon code for the OBIYB shop + future online classes.

Length: 3 Hours

$40


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About On Being in Your Body

On Being in Your Body was created to challenge the ways humans are conditioned to relate to their bodies. OBIYB is a collection of ephemera that asks the viewer to take pause. It exists online, on paper, and in our skin. It is a reclamation and the love child of two writers, artists, and academics who are in constant pursuit of returning to the body. We are a small press that creates zines, alternative publications, and workbooks for personal growth. We collect stories, make space for other voices, teach workshops, and online classes. Our project is about discovering, remembering, and taking back what was taken from us as individuals and as a community.

Caitlin Metz is a tender queer, early morning art making human that employs empathy as a means of disruption. Her practice revolves around writing and art making as a way of being in her body and connecting with other human beings. She spends her days making books about feelings and teaching others to do the same.

Victoria Emanuela is a passionate students of life, explorer of the healing process, dad joke spewing human who is dedicated to creating windows where there are walls. She spends her days writing about personal transformation, teaching movements meditations and running her private practice as a counselor.

onbeinginyourbody.com / @onbeinginyourbody

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Found Textures, Dirty Hands and Bold Colors: A Digital Illustration Workshop with Brave the Woods
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Found Textures, Dirty Hands and Bold Colors: A Digital Illustration Workshop with Brave the Woods

Description

Join Brave the Woods for a fun night where you’ll first learn a bit about the husband and wife duo in a short Q&A style presentation. Then with Brad Woodard, we’ll be collecting and creating physical textures from nature (and other found objects) and scanning them into the computer to make a range of different digital texture tools to use in a digital illustration!

**You will be making taxonomy-style posters of a bug(s) in bold, minimal colors using loads of our newly made nature textures! **

You will be getting hands-on help and tips with Brad Woodard, a professional illustrator and graphic designer who is also one of Skillshare’s top teachers with more than 58,000 students between his 10 online courses. He is known for his bold, playful and colorful digital illustration style, working with clients like Clif Kid, Ebay, Target and Honda.

This will be a smaller workshop, so reserve your seat quickly! We want to be as hands-on and available as we can to each of you during this fun workshop.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: A laptop, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

MATERIALS PROVIDED: Scanners, “nature items” and other tools/materials for creating custom textures

Refreshments will also be provided.

Length: 2 Hours

$97

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Squarespace Basics
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Squarespace Basics

Description

This class will cover the basics of building a Squarespace website. We will discuss why to choose Squarespace over Wix, Wordpress, Shopify and what benefit those other platforms could lend your business. Expect visual guides and hands on learning. There will be time for questions, both general and site specific. 

This class is perfect for small businesses looking to amp up their online presence and create a mobile friendly website. If you don’t already have a (Squarespace) website but want to start one, this class will cover all those basics. Want to start a blog, passion project, or online portfolio? We will work through it all! Preferred that you bring a laptop for the most thorough learning experience.

We will cover:

  • Signing up for/logging into a Squarespace site
  • Structure of a Squarespace website
  • Template basics
  • How to navigate the backend
  • How to add pages, blogs, galleries
  • How to use Blocks and the art of the drag and drop
  • Basic SEO of Squarespace sites

We will not cover:

  • E-commerce platform
  • Advanced SEO
  • Online Marketing

Length: 2 Hours

Suggested donation of $15-$20


About Rebecca Power

Rebecca Power is a front end developer here in Minneapolis. She has been building Squarespace websites for the last three and a half years after working for the company in their Portland, OR offices. She combines her knowledge of the Squarespace platform with her development experience to extend Squarespace templates past their built in capabilities.

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Lettering Time!
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lettering Time!

Description

Join Ari Woeste and learn the basics of hand drawn lettering with good ol’ fashioned pencil & paper. In this workshop you’ll learn traditional hand lettering and calligraphic techniques, explore anatomy basics of popular lettering styles through hands-on demos and exercises, and refine your skills with realtime feedback. A lettering tools kit + a guided workbook will be provided to take home with you so you can continue the pursuit of lettering wherever you go!

INCLUDED IN COST:

  • Lettering Time Kit & Workbook!
  • Mimosas!
  • Coffee!
  • Snacks!

Ticket price: $100


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About Ari Woeste

Ari is a multi-disciplinary Independent Creative in Minneapolis, MN specializing in lettering, styling,
and photography.

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How To: Land Your First Design Job
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

How To: Land Your First Design Job

Description

You may have learned a lot in school (or on your own) about how to concept a brand, how to print riso zines or how to make a nice app, but what do you do after all of that? How do you convince an employer that not only do you have the skills, but you’re also a really rad person to work with? In this workshop, we’ll walk through a set of topics that take you from building a portfolio all the way through accepting a job offer. We’ll talk about things like email etiquette, how social media can be a tool, dreaded “networking events,” and many other helpful topics.

It’s all very overwhelming and we’re here to decipher it all! This workshop is best for students close to graduation or those who have recently graduated (or self-taught people in a similar boat)! While this workshop is open to everyone, it might be more helpful for those who are focused on print or print/hybrid roles.

Suggested Donation: $15-$20


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About Ashley Hohnstein

Ashley Hohnstein is a designer and illustrator living and working in Minneapolis. She is currently a senior designer at Target, focused on branding and packaging work for their owned brands. Outside of work, Ashley participates in illustration and lettering gallery shows, lectures at local design colleges about career preparation and takes a lot of walks with her dog, Stella.

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Introduction to Spoon Carving
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Spoon Carving

Description

Come spend a three hours with Erik and Michele of Vevang MPLS getting full of wood chips at this slow living experience and discover the peaceful pleasure of creating a spoon in the Scandinavian tradition of carving.  Keep your spoon as a lifelong keepsake for yourself  or give it as a gift to a loved one.

This workshop is for beginners or those that are interested in green wood ( fresh wood) carving.  Ages 15+ unless accompanied by an adult.

  • all tools and supplies provided
  • you go home with your very own spoon to enjoy
  • a limited number of knives, scoops and spoon blanks available for purchase after class.

Ticket price: $80


About Vevang MPLS

VevangMPLS is a collaboration between Michele and Erik Vevang.  Since 2013,  they have been using traditional Scandinavian wood carving techniques to carve spoons and more recently bowls.  

Drawing on Erik's Norwegian heritage and the couples background in art they have been exploring the intersection of craft and art by working with locally sourced wood to produce practical and beautiful items.  All the spoons and bowls are made start to finish using traditional hand tools and are sealed with food grade oils for safe use.  Michele and Erik also work together on custom furniture, lighting and reclaimed wood installations.

The village of Vevang, Norway  is an old farming and fishing community located on the western coast of Norway where Erik's dad was born and continued to live while he operated the family's dairy farm.  Erik and Michele have spent many summers staying with Erik's family-father, aunts, uncles and cousins and enjoy spending time living with them and soaking up the Norwegian way of living. Vevang, Mpls is the couples way of bringing the lifestyle of Norway back to share in Minneapolis, MN.  

Both Erik and Michele have degrees in art, Erik's B.A. from St. Olaf with a major in sculpture, and Michele's B.F.A. from UW-STOUT with a major in printmaking.  They've been self employed since 2001.  Michele as a hair colorist/artist and Erik as a carpenter and woodworker.  In addition to their art training, they have enjoyed taking classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais MN, Most recently a spoon carving class with the awe-inspiring teaching duo Fred Livesay and Jarrod Dahl and earlier in spring of 2016, a bowl carving class with Beth Moen, the best bowl carver in the world, from Sweden.  

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