Mitzi Bartlett

Mitzi Bartlett has been working primarily in polymer clay for twenty years, creating small sculptures of whimsy and fantasy, with a sprinkling of other genres that spark her interest and imagination.

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Noon | Location: Boomer B

How to Design a New Creature

Designing vampires, werewolves, and other mythological creatures. Which parts should be incorporated into our own renderings and artworks? What new traits can be added, while still making them recognizable? How do we avoid derivative or stale monsters? Let’s make monsters terrifying again!

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Mitzi Bartlett, Lyde Van Hoy

Tracks: Fantasy, Comics, Art, Writing & Publishing, Supernatural & Paranormal, Horror

5:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Thrifty Revisions: Adding SF Genre Elements to Thrift Store Paintings

Artists insert sf genre elements or monsters into reclaimed paintings and prints. Final works are up for sale in the Charity Sale and Auction. (Paintings provided.)

Moderator: Sherri Dean

Panelists: Sherri Dean, Mitzi Bartlett, Joshua Cook, Mike Kennedy, Rachael Mayo, Harold Neal

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Science Fiction

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

The Lighted Fairy House – A Polymer Clay Workshop

In this workshop, we will create a small, charming house perfect for a tiny fairy, lit from within by the warm glow of an LED tea light. Participants will be guided step by step in the process, with tips and options to give each creation its own unique stamp. Once the workshop concludes, the finished items will be taken to be baked, allowed to cool completely, and can then be picked up at the designated pick-up station at Con HQ. The fee covers all materials and a printed tutorial of the workshop. Please note: This workshop is designed for adults and teenagers. However, children are welcome to “assist” an adult participant. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Mythology Art 101

Unicorns and griffins and dragons – oh my! Learn simple design and illustration techniques to bring your favorite mythological creatures to life on paper and screen.

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Mitzi Bartlett, Peri Charlifu, Teddy Harvia, Rachael Mayo

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Comics

10:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Late Night Artists Chat Vol. 2

This is a chance for artists and fans to meet in a relaxed setting to talk all things art! Ask questions, share ideas, and socialize. (Hotel side)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Peri Charlifu, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Jan S. Gephardt, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, W J Hodgson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Luna Reign Cosplay, Harold Neal, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

Noon | Location: Boomer B

Commission Work: The Joys, Pitfalls and Just Plain Weirdness!

Seasoned artists share their tips to make commission transactions smoother or less painful as you're getting started in the art business. Learn how to place an order so both the artist and the buyer end up happy.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Mitzi Bartlett, Johnnie Johnson, Elizabeth Leggett, Harold Neal, Eric Osborn

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Comics, Art