12PM: DIVERSITY IN COMICSPanelists: Paris Cullins, Regina Sawyer, Ray Felix,
This workshop celebrates the contributors from African American, Hispanics, Asian and female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American pop culture, these groups have always played a role as actors, actresses, graphic artists, pencilers, inkers, and writers in the comic industry.
1:PM STAR TREK - THEN & NOW...Presented by: Commanding Officer Jonathan Slavin
This workshop focuses on how discoveries from Star Trek have influenced science and technology today – from data pads to cell phones. Jonathan will also discuss the diversity of Star Trek cast and how it influences many of the movies/graphic novels in the pop culture world.
2PM: ORIGIN OF JACK KIRBY’S BLACK PANTHER Presented by: Arlen Schumer, Art Historian & Award Winning Illustrator
“Marvel Studios released their long-awaited and much-anticipated Black Panther film in February 2018, a cinematic version of the Marvel Comics superhero that artist/storyteller Jack Kirby created back in 1965 as The Coal Tiger, a black superhero without a full-face mask—or mask of any sort—that The Black Panther would eventually wear when he debuted in print in ’66. The circumstances surrounding this drastic change, along with details and insight into the character’s fascinating origin and background that Kirby gave him, and how these are—and are not—reflected in the movie, will be discussed and shown.
3PM: HISTORY OF DIGITAL ANIMATIONPresented by: C.A. MacFinnn
This workshop will take you through the origins and development of 3D computer animation – from Pixar before Toy Story to the CG marvels we see today.
This presentation will cover the process of making a CG character come to life. Animator, C. A. MacFinn, will walk you through coming up with an idea, planning and creating the scene, and will do a demonstration of posing a CG character.
4PM: ENHANCE YOUR CREATIVE MIND BY GETTING OT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONEPresented by: Justin Fornal
As an international explorer and producer of National Geographic, Justin will discuss how getting out of your comfort zone and engaging in new experiences is what truly adds to creativity. He will provide benefits to going outside of the digital world and exploring communities is a win-win proposition.
5PM: CREATE ART THAT HEALS AND INSPIRESPresented by: Cornell Carelock aka LORD JUDAH
“Super Hero Song Writers” workshop will journey through an adventure in Visual Art , Mindfulness, Heart-Focused meditation , Healing and Creativity through a Fun filled songwriting workshop designed for all ages and skill levels. To enroll in True He(Art) Academy’s full workshop series: trueheartacademy.com