List: Toronto workshops & schedule
Workshops are a concurrent stream during the conference.
Lettering Workshop with Christopher Rouleau
Date & time: November 2, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Description: Learn the fundamentals of sign painting and showcard lettering. During this special 45-minute workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of brush strokes, letterform construction, composition and have the chance to paint your own Honest Ed’s-style showcard sign in classic red, yellow and blue. All tools provided;no experience required.
LETS MAKE ART: Finding Your Voice with Xandr Sutjiadi RGD & groana melendez
Date & time: November 2, 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Description: Finding your voice often begins with understanding who you are and what makes you unique. In this workshop, led by Mel Sutjiadi (he/they) and Groana Melendez (she/her), you’ll explore the intersection of your identities and use everyday objects to create an art form that expresses your story in a tangible and meaningful way. Think of it as a 3D moodboard of your identity that you can frame and display. We encourage you to bring your own unique photos or materials that resonate with your identity. Don’t have anything? No need to worry, we will also provide materials to work with. This workshop will be a safe and creative space for attendees of all backgrounds, identities and lived experiences to come together and celebrate our differences. Join us in finding your voice and gaining the confidence to express yourself authentically through art.
Mmmm … Typography, I Love You with Dominic Ayre RGD
Date & time: November 2, 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Description: What is experimental typography? This workshop will NOT answer that question. It will look at the fundamental joys of play and bring together curious participants. Join Dominic Ayre RGD and other typography-obsessed designers for this hands-on typographic laboratory jam. Get your hands dirty and produce kick-ass typographic compositions. Be ready to cut, stick, tape, draw, learn, laugh, sketch and, of course, experiment within a group setting that encourages chaotic beauty and stimulates new-found connections.
LEGO Letterpress with Diana Varma RGD
Date & time: November 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Description: What do you get when you cross an iconic kids’ toy with a 500 year-old printing technology? LEGO letterpress! In this workshop, you’ll experience printing infused with play; conceptualizing, assembling and printing your very own LEGO letterpress art. As you create, you’ll also learn about the history of letterpress printing and the ways in which it’s making a resurgence today. Join us for this hands-on workshop that will make your inner child (and Gutenberg!) proud.
Colour Thesaurus with Radim Malinic
Date & time: November 3, 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Description: Workshop to expand your creative vocabulary with hands-on sessions using physical and digital tools to help you break out from the norm and enrich your process and inspire your clients too.
How Prioritizing Accessibility in Branding Creates Stronger Brands and a Better World with Meggan Van Harten RGD
Date & time: November 3, 2:45 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Description: Discover how to integrate accessibility into your branding processes and unleash the power of inclusive design. Learn more about accessibility design thinking – it saves time, money and elevates people’s experiences. We’ll dive into accessible design principles, emphasizing diverse user needs and collaboration. Get practical strategies for crafting comprehensive brand guides, color contrast, typography and web accessibility. We’ll explore critical considerations like defining accessibility policies and philosophies and how those need to be reflected in all design deliverables moving forward. Don’t miss this opportunity to prioritize accessibility, strengthen your brand and positively impact people’s lives. Come away with actionable steps and a fresh perspective on shaping inclusive brands.
Adobe Illustrator: Pro Tips, Essential Techniques, and New Features with Paul Trani
Date & time: November 3, 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Description: Want to elevate your designs and give them a polish that only top designers seem to achieve? Join Paul to discover how to boost your Illustrator skills and punch up your style in new ways with entirely new looks. Paul will also introduce essential productivity tips to speed up your workflow so you can create stunning custom content faster than ever.
Register for workshops when you sign up for the conference or in the Attendee Portal. If you’re having issues accessing the Attendee Portal, email [email protected].