Day 4

Studio Management OR Classical Art Day 

Thursday, September 21st 

OPTION ONE: STUDIO MANAGEMENT WITH MELISSA FERRANTO

SEGMENT TWENTY-SIX

Topic: Leadership 

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the two major categories of your business to focus on

- Know what the highest level of leadership looks like Establish some important ways you can practice leadership in your studio 

SEGMENT TWENTY-SEVEN

Topic: Building your Team 

Learning Objectives:

- Know what to look for in your staff and why 

- Establish a team agreement 

- Identify warning signs of the wrong people 

- Gain insight on a hiring and firing mindset that will help keep the wrong people out of your studio 

SEGMENT TWENTY-EIGHT

Topic: Engaging your Crew

Learning Objectives:

- Understand what engagement of your crew looks like and why it's important 

- Establish the culture of your studio 

- Define clear ways which you can build relationships with your crew, communication with them, and handle conflict 

SEGMENT TWENTY-NINE

Topic: Support Staff and Management Team 

Learning Objectives:

- Know what to look for in a good manager and support staff 

- Understand how to coordinate training, tasks, and systems among the receptionists 

- Understand what a manager's role is for your support staff and crew 

SEGMENT THIRTY

Topic: Business Strategy 

Learning Objectives:

- Gain insights on some key points in strategizing your studio 

- Understand basic financial tracking 

- Make better decisions within your business

- Know what you should be focusing on and when 

- Have a solid implementation plan 

OPTION TWO: ART ROOM WITH NICK BAXTER AND ALEX ELLIS

THIS ROOM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING THE LIVE STREAM, BUT WILL BE RECORDED FOR THE REPLAY

BEFORE LUNCH

Art room hosted by Alex Ellis and Nick Baxter 

Bring your art supplies

All mediums welcome 

SEGMENT THIRTY-ONE

Presenter: Nick Baxter 

Topic: Life Drawing 

Description: 

More so than perhaps any other artistic medium, tattooing puts us in pressure situations faced with a wide variety of artistic requests, requiring versatility and the ability to problem-solve efficiently across multiple artistic disciplines.

Personal flair and stylization is highly prized in the tattoo world, and all such stylization starts with, and evolves from, how things actually appear in reality. Masters of unique style are in control of which attributes of reality to distort and why, which requires a solid foundation of classical art knowledge.

In today's impatient world, these skills are often overlooked. But unfortunately, trying to improve or troubleshoot artistic problems in our personal skillset becomes difficult when foundational artistic skills have been overlooked, forgotten, or fallen out of practice. The observational skills and rendering taught in this workshop are the foundation for all representational art.

Classical life drawing skills provide the structure that enables successful troubleshooting or identification of struggle areas, regardless of preferred artistic style.

Learning Objectives:

-Achieve accurate rendering of form through careful observation

-Learn the classical life drawing method, including measuring and plotting

-Practice accurate reproduction of geometric shapes, foreshortening, and ellipses

-Recognize light source and subsequent equations of shadow

-Recognize value of color by executing a tonal study (grisaille) from life 

CLOSING SPEECH

SEGMENT THIRTY-TWO

Presenter: Riley Smith  

AFTER PARTY 

To be announced...

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