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Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom
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Mini Painting - Shading Shapes: The Effects of Lighting

Discover the techniques of how different shapes and textures affect the lighting on your miniatures. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Grant Mantin

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

The Art of Paper: Beginner's Journey into Quilling

Discover the art of quilling by learning the intricate craft of rolling and shaping paper strips to create stunning designs. (1.5 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $15).

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

01:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

From Concept to Creation: Mastering the Storyboard Process for Content Creators

This workshop will delve into developing storyboards for content creators. Halite can offer tips, tricks and discuss his own process with local content creators or those who aspire to be. (2 hours. Limit 28 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Halite

Tracks: Internet Life, Content Creation & Podcasting, Workshop

01:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Mastering the Mind: D&D Puzzle Creation

Delve into the art of crafting immersive puzzles that will challenge your players in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $10 fee)

Moderator: Michael Dean

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publishing, Workshop

01:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Enchanted Crowns: Fantasy Tiara Creation

Join Sara Felix in a tiara-making workshop. Follow along, or make it your own. She will show you the basic techniques to make a gorgeous tiara fit for any fae prince or princess. (1.5 hours. Limit 14 participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Kitbashing: Crafting New Worlds From Old Parts

Learn how to repurpose old miniature parts to create something new and unique. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Wings of Elegance: Earring Crafting

Join us in the enchanting realm of fantasy to learn the delicate craft of earring fabrication. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Shay Griffith

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

TFCU Presents: Starting Your Own Side Hustle

Learn the techniques for financial success when creating or managing your own small business or side hustle. Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. No fee)

Moderator: TFCU

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Makeup Techniques for Beginners

Learn everything you'll need to know for a full makeup application starting at sanitation, fixing small mistakes, and working with a color wheel. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brooke Welsh

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Oils and Enamels

Learn how to use different artistic mediums, such as oil paints and enamels, to create unique effects on your miniatures. By the end of this workshop, you will have unlocked new possibilities to elevate your miniature painting projects. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Cap'n Ed

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

From Imagination to Illustration: How to Sketch Creatures

Join us as we walk you through sketching techniques in the world of fantastical creatures. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Eric Osborn/JEO Creations

Tracks: Art, Workshop

06:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Show Me Some Skin: Nude Miniature Painting (18 & Up)

Explore and learn the techniques needed to paint perfect skin on miniature models. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

06:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Upcycled Art: Craft a D&D Beholder!

Learn how to transform ordinary cans into a fantastical Beholder! This workshop is perfect for anyone who would like to explore creative recycling through art. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Joshua Cook

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Maker, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Intro to Mini Painting With eBay Miniature Rescues!

Learn the basics with Casey on painting little miniature models by using techniques such as base coating, layering, and highlighting. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

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

Fantasy Forge: Clay Sculpting and Painting

Delve into the world of fantasy as you learn sculpting techniques to bring your creation to life! This is a two part workshop, sculpting on Saturday and painting on Sunday. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25)

Moderator: Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Foam 101

Learn how to build a helmet from the Evil Ted pattern website out of foam! The techniques demonstrated in this class are manipulating foam by cutting, shaping, gluing and adding unique details. (2 hours. Limit 20 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Stellae Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Brush Mastery: Intricate Freehand Design

Learn how to wield your paint brush with precision as Rob walks you through the techniques used to make freehand designs easy for everyone to paint on their miniatures. This class welcomes all painters at any skill level to join. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Robert Henderson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Bag of Holding for Adventurers

Learn the techniques of cutting, assembling and sewing cloth to create a stylish adventurer's pouch that is sure to add interest to any cosplay outfit! (2 hours)

Moderator: Britt Alfred

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Rust and Ruin: Miniature Weathering Techniques

Learn the basics of weathering with Casey of eBay Miniature Rescues to turn the new into old with paints that make your miniature look rusty and dirty. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Fast Forward Your Army: A Guide to Speed Painting

Discover the secrets to rapidly painting entire armies or multiple miniatures without sacrificing quality. This class is perfect for gamers who want to get their miniatures on the table sooner. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Aaron Wilkerson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

A Cartographer's Guide To Fantasy Mapmaking

Unlock your imagination in the world of fantasy map making! Create towering mountains, hidden valleys and mysterious oceans that create an adventure teeming with wonder for your players. This class is taught by a professional cartographer who will teach you the techniques to bring your maps to life. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brian Russell

Tracks: Art, Maker, Writing & Publishing, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Yes Please, No Thank You, F*ck It: Cross Stitching 101

Ever see those salty phrase cross stitch artworks and NEED to have one of your own? Now you can make one! Learn how to cross stitch in this beginners workshop. Participants will learn the introductory how-tos of cross stitching by plotting lettering on graph paper and can choose whatever phrase they want stitch in this make and take activity. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Amy Guerra

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Ink and Intricacy: Henna Tattoo Creation

Learn the ancient art of Henna with the use of natural dyes to create unique and beautiful designs for body art tattoos. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brooke Welsh

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

The Guide to Becoming a Better DM

Join DMDave as he guides Dungeon Masters, old and new, in the techniques of storytelling, world-building, and improvisation needed to create unforgettable adventures for your players. (1 hour. Limit 28 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: DM Dave

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, General Interest, Workshop

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

SciFiKu Poetry

Join us and fuse the timeless art of haiku with the boundless realms of science fiction! Whether you're a seasoned poet or a curious novice, you'll learn how to distill vast futuristic visions with the elegant simplicity of haiku. We'll explore techniques to capture the essence of advanced technologies, alien worlds, and speculative futures in just 17 syllables. Come prepared to write, share, and be inspired! (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. No Fee)

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Tracks: Art, Writing & Publishing, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Creative Foundations: Miniature Basing Techniques

Learn basing techniques for texture, layering, and adding realistic terrain like grass, rocks and water effects to bring your miniatures to life. (Limit 14 Participants). (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: William "BJ" Wright

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

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

Basic Crocheting

Adventurers, come and learn the basic techniques of crochet such as how to hold your hook and make essential stitches. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25)

Moderator: Audrey Lippe aka The Knotty Gnome

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Cutting Edge: The Art of Short Form Video Editing

This workshop will cover techniques, tools and strategies tailored specifically for short form videos that are designed to grab attention in seconds. (2 hours. Limit 28 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Halite

Tracks: Internet Life, Content Creation & Podcasting, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Intro to Mini Painting With eBay Miniature Rescues!

Learn the basics with Casey on painting little miniature models by using techniques such as base coating, layering, and highlighting. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Fantasy Forge: Clay Sculpting and Painting

Delve into the world of fantasy as you learn sculpting techniques to bring your creation to life! This is a two part workshop, sculpting on Saturday and painting on Sunday. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25)

Moderator: Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Makeup Techniques for Beginners

Learn everything you'll need to know for a full makeup application starting at sanitation, fixing small mistakes, and working with a color wheel. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brooke Welsh

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Chibi Faces! Paint Karlach from Baldur's Gate 3

Learn techniques on how to paint detailed and expressive chibi faces and animated eyes. A chibi Karlach miniature will be provided in this class. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Aaron Wilkerson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Build-A-Bracer Workshop

Immerse yourself in the world of prop-making with our hands-on workshop dedicated to crafting bracers using foam and faux leather. This workshop is perfect for cosplayers, LARPers, and DIY enthusiasts! (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop