Filtering by: Creativity

Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

DC Renaissance Marketplace

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The DC Renaissance retail market is a special event presented by STRICT DC, the city's active liaison of the top emerging brands, designers, and artists. Founded by DC native, the visionary for STRICT wants to launch the business in the perfect way right in the heart of the city. The DC Renaissance marketplace is curated to bring all corners ofthe city to one place to shop, meet, and mingle in support of our local young artistry. Partnering with hand selected talents brands, designers, and artists this event has been inspired by the times of the Harlem Renaissance, being a quick view of the modern day DC creative scene. Through retail, live demonstrations, activities, food/drinks, and networking space we plan for this event to be a great incubator of creativity and community development.

This event will be held at The Fridge DC (Eastern Market), a local art gallery currently featuring a young blooming fine painting artist, Joel Vincii, raised right here in the city. Gallery artwork is on sale as well, along with the showcased brands and artists brough to you by STRICT.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-renaissance-marketplace-tickets-51629505240?aff=eivtefrnd

FREE TICKET

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Night @ SHOP MADE IN DC!

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A FREE NIGHT OF COMMUNITY CRAFTING @ SHOP MADE IN DC!

Join SHOP MADE IN DCGolden Triangle BID and a local maker for a night of crafting fun!

No previous art or craft-making experience necessary. Delicious Made in DC cocktails and snacks will be available for purchase to enjoy while you craft the night away.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Femme Fatale DC Closing Party

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Join us on September 27th let us celebrate together all the magic and creativity we have all cultivated in our most recent pop up in Tenleytown.

We will share some of the magic with you through dope beats by DJ Kryptk, creative vibes with interactive manifestation art, and a whole lot of feminine energy. May you be in your element this night. All you need to do is bring your beautiful creative self.

Come dressed as one of the 5 ELEMENTS: Earth, Air, Water, Earth, and Ether. Like each element containing its own unique property and working simultaneously to create one united universe, we will use the night to come together united. This is a ladies only event!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femme-fatale-dc-closing-party-tickets-49834351888

TICKET COST: $10  $20

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Sep
26
9:15 AM09:15

Creative Boost: Style Starts Now

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This 90-min workshop is designed to launch you on your personal style journey so you can propel your purpose forward.

Allison Hamilton-Rohe, our personal style expert, will walk us through her unique formula in a true workshop setting.

You'll learn:

  • Why what flatters you is just data

  • What your style words are and how they translate

  • How to make your dreams come true with style.

We'll tackle your style blocks and begin to fast-track your journey towards a personal style that supports you moving forward.

RSVP: http://www.creativecolonyspaces.com/events/creative-boost-style-starts-now

FREE TICKET

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Being Boss NOLA Vacay 2018
Sep
26
to Sep 29

Being Boss NOLA Vacay 2018

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Seriously CANNOT WAIT!!!!

Seriously CANNOT WAIT!!!!

WHO IT’S FOR

WANTED: Small business owners who loooove to have a good time (which definitely sometimes involves talking endlessly about business over cappuccinos and beignets). #BeingBossNOLA is the right fit for the creative entrepreneur who works hard and is ready to play hard. Bonus points if you can get down with the woo, don’t mind humidity, and would gladly cram into a tiny room in the back of a dive bar with your pals for the tastiest po’boy of your life.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Leave the spreadsheets, bring the tarot deck (but we will provide a notebook + pen). We take vacationing seriously, and by that we mean that we don’t take it seriously at all. #BeingBossNOLA is about being together and having fun. You’ll cheers at a cocktail party, laugh at a live podcast recording, learn at a masterclass, swap French Quarter stories over a community meal, and have plenty of free time in-between to enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer.

RSVP here: https://beingboss.club/nola2018

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

September Hand Lettering Doodle Session: School Supplies

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Thanks to Boosaba Tantisunthorn for this month's promo doodle! 

Join us at Creative Colony, a coworking space in the World Building in Downtown Silver Spring for our September doodle session to letter all things school supplies, one of our favorite things in this world. 

RSVP: https://www.ssletters.com/events/2018/9/11/september-hand-lettering-doodle-session-school-supplies

FREE TICKET

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Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Design Your Time: How to Get More Done & Get Free to Focus as a Creative

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GET YOUR PARTY PANTS ON.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

 

01. How to make “I’ll end work on time today” truthful again, even if you only have a few hours a day to do it all. 

02. The 3 key ingredients to simplify your systems & make inboxing less of a buzzkill, so you’re not reinventing the wheel every time.

03. My #1 tip to recharge your creative juices, WITHOUT sacrificing all your sanity & free time.

04. How to nix overwhelm and see how much your time is worth to your business, so you can fit in more high-ROI work

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Jul
16
to Jul 17

Professional Mini-Headshot Sessions Day

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To celebrate moving into my new studio in Rockville, I am hosting a special two-day mini-headshot session event on July 16th and 17th.

LinkedIn profile picture got you down? Could your business website photo use a refresher? If people can’t recognize you from the photo you are using, it’s time for a new headshot. If your photo doesn't communicate that you are an established, trustworthy professional, it's time for a new headshot (or maybe your first headshot). 

RSVP: https://www.shalaphotography.com/miniheadshots

TICKET COST: $89

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Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Stories of Female Archetypes

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Come hang out with us for story time on the Cosmic Patio and Art Lounge as we talk up the ladies of legend.

From witches to princesses, heroines to evil stepmothers, monsters who turn into beautiful maidens and vice versa, female archetypes dominate folk tales across the world and inform art, film, music and advertising today.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-run-with-the-wolves-stories-of-female-archetypes-tickets-47818208549?aff=efbeventtix

TICKET COST: $10

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Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

How to Have a Good-looking Website That Attracts Clients

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Have you stopped promoting your business because your website isn’t ready for visitors?

Want a website that looks good and speaks to your ideal clients?

Ready for a website that tells your visual brand story?

Yes, you are.


Join brand messaging expert Maggy Sterner and graphic designer Christy Batta in a free 90-minute webinar and get the what’s what about website graphic design.

RSVP: https://maggysternerbrandcoach.as.me/WEBINAR-20180712

 

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Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Teal Magazine Issue No. 1 Launch Party

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We are celebrating our love for film photography, music, art and culture - and we want you to join us!

Come hang out with us at Steadfast Supply. Drinks on us! 

Cover photo & story by Puzzleman Leung

Featuring some of the works of Robbie Jeffers, Kellee Bolden, Dennis Rubiokowski, Luis Contreras, Razy Faouri, Justin Yun, Tyler Calpin, Heath Kane, Corey Walker and many more.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teal-magazine-issue-no-1-launch-party-tickets-46942731975?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

FREE TICKETS

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Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Hello Color Book D.C. Launch Party

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Join us for the launch party of Rachel Mae Smith’s first book, Hello Color!

You'll be able to try your hand at a DIY from the book, learn to create your own custom color palette,  and get access to 10% shopping from all vendors! Sweetgreen will also be there giving out free 16oz salads + Wight Team Company is whipping up a batch of tea flavored cotton candy for dessert. Bring your copy of Hello Color to get it signed by the author or buy one on site.

$5 door fee*

*Door fee can be applied to purchase of book!

RSVP: https://the-crafted-life.ticketleap.com/hello-color-book-launch-party/

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

How to Get Unblocked

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When ladies gather in a circle with guided support, we can be heard, supported, and tap into our innermost creativity and power. This workshop is for lady creators of all stripes -- from artists and writers, to folks starting new side hustles or working on research projects -- who want to be inspired and hold each other accountable to turn their latent creative aspirations into a reality.

We'll be using a way of gathering called "Circle of Magic" to help us break through some of our fear by bringing us together with a group of other creators. Circle of Magic is kinda like a book club, but in reverse: instead of reading stuff together, we make things and put them out in the world.

If Circle of Magic were a recipe, it would be…

  • 1 cup accountability
  • 1 cup inspiration
  • 2 cups deep connection with each other
  • 1 cup spiritual flow

This 2 hour workshop will include guided reflection, free writing exercises to help us tune into that little voice inside, and a chance for each person to brainstorm their creative idea with the group. Each person will leave with a hand illustrated guide for creating their own Circle of Magic after the class, as well as action steps for their creative project.

RSVP: http://www.wearethelemoncollective.com/calendar/2018/6/12/how-to-get-unblocked

TICKET PRICE: $45

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop | DSLR + Mirrorless Basics: Learn to use that fancy camera

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Join Amanda Archibald on Sunday, June 10th 1pm-3pm at Steadfast Supply for an afternoon of photography knowledge, camera tips and good vibes. This class will be taught with DLSR and Mirrorless camera users in mind.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Learn how your camera works so that you can create the perfect image. Composing the frame beautifully, choosing the appropriate settings for your camera, and understanding how exposures are made are just the beginning. This class is specifically designed for those who want to learn more about how their own cameras work and those elusive manual exposure settings.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-dslr-mirrorless-basics-learn-to-use-that-fancy-camera-hosted-by-amanda-archibald-tickets-45961626462

TICKET: $75

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Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaim Your Creativity

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The Creative Genius Series  is an episodic exploration of storytelling and the science of art presented by TrackMaven. Each episode is presented as a virtual event and features a big thinker on the topics of storytelling, branding, marketing, audience engagement, virality, and more.

Sign up for one. Sign up for two. Sign up for them all! Just make sure to mark your calendar — you won’t want to miss them!

RSVP: https://genius.trackmaven.com/

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Recipe Hand Lettering Workshop

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Join us for this unique hand lettering workshop where we'll get to both improve our hand lettering skills and enjoy the munchies available at Modern Market! Letterpress printer and hand lettering wiz Melanie Ouellette Karlins will walk us through the process of drafting and beautifying a recipe using watercolors and markers. All materials included as well as 1 drink (includes beer & wine) and buffet-style pizza and salad. Just bring yourself and a simple recipe with up to 5 steps to letter.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recipe-hand-lettering-workshop-tickets-45915620858

TICKET PRICE: $40

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Song Lyrics Art Show: Opening Party

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Join us to celebrate the opening of our first art gallery collaboration with Bump 'n Grind! Based on the theme of Song Lyrics, the gallery show includes lettering pieces from different contributors from the area. The festivities will include socializing with other cool Silver Spring creatives, DJing by David from Bump 'n Grind + Johnson from Joe's Record Paradise, a lettering coloring activity plus a CLUB MERCH TABLE. There will also be yummy snacks and drinks from Bump 'n Grind available to purchase and enjoy with 15% of sales being donated to SSLetters!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/song-lyrics-art-show-opening-party-tickets-45117501662?aff=efbneb

FREE TICKET

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

April Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Plants

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Come hand letter and doodle all your favorite plants! House plants! Garden plants! Forest plants! Fantasy plants! The plants you killed! All the plants! 

Thanks to our sponsor, Melissa of Analog for this month's promo doodle!

WHAT IS THIS? The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring is a free monthly gathering for hand lettering enthusiasts to letter in the company. Every month has a theme to jog the creative juices, but we would never dare limit your creativity to the theme! Come make new friends, swap pen, and paper secrets and meet other creatives in your community.

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. DIAL 011 ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-lettering-doodle-session-plants-tickets-42282474018

FREE TICKET

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

June Mango Web Design Workshop w/ District Bliss

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Learn how to create a killer website during this 2-hour web design workshop hosted by your personal web design expert, Kali Edwards from June Mango Design.

Let's be real... when it comes to strategically designing your website, it can be an overwhelming undertaking if you don't know where to begin. The solution: an in-person web expert and a helluvalotta support.

In this workshop, you can expect to learn:

  • How to attract your dream audience
  • How to bring your brand and voice to life online
  • What you must have on each page
  • How to effectively sell on your sales pages without feeling spammy
  • The biggest web design mistake people make and how to avoid it
  • Tips and tricks for effective SEO

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-mango-web-design-workshop-w-district-bliss-tickets-43677455445?aff=efbneb

TICKET: $55

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Book Swap at Colony Club

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You can tell a lot about a person by the books they read. Get to know your fellow bibliophiles at our first ever book swap at Colony Club. A portion of proceeds go to 826 DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Your ticket price also includes a Lemon Collective-branded tote bag, perfect for carrying your book haul! 

Here’s how the book swap works: 
1. You bring a book or two that you love.
2. Mingle around the crowd with your book prominently displayed.
3. Enjoy the conversations that your book leads to! 
4. If someone has a book you're interested in, offer swapping.
5. Maybe exchange numbers and follow up once you've read the book.

RSVP: http://www.wearethelemoncollective.com/calendar/2018/3/27/book-swap-at-colony-club

TICKET: $18

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

March Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Song Lyrics

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Thanks to Christy Batta for this month's promo doodle!

Come sing us a song at this month's hand lettering / doodle session all about lettering our favorite song lyrics.

NOTE: This meeting will not be held at our usual location. Instead we will be meeting at Bump n Grind on East West Highway, and will be from 6-8pm.

RSVP: https://www.ssletters.com/events/2018/3/13/march-hand-lettering-doodle-session-song-lyrics

 

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hand Lettering Doodle Session: SNOWED IN

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What do you do on your snow days? What is your snow day chant? January's doodle session is about all things winter weather-related! 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Bring your favorite doodle supplies [paper + pens + paints + etc]. We will also have some paper on-hand as well as our PEN SWAP BOX for you to test out different style pens for your drawings.

WHAT IS THIS? The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring is a free monthly gathering for hand lettering enthusiasts to letter in company. Every month has a theme to jog the creative juices, but we would never dare limit your creativity to the theme! Come make new friends, swap pen and paper secrets and meet other creatives in your community.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-lettering-doodle-session-snowed-in-tickets-41494779001?aff=efbneb

FREE

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Hand Lettering Doodle SessionL CAROLING

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Get in the ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah spirit by bringing your favorite holiday song lyrics to letter with us!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Bring your favorite doodle supplies [paper + pens + paints + etc]. We will also have some paper on-hand as well as our PEN SWAP BOX for you to test out different style pens for your drawings.

WHAT IS THIS? The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring is a free monthly gathering for hand lettering enthusiasts to letter in company. Every month has a theme to jog the creative juices, but we would never dare limit your creativity to the theme! Come make new friends, swap pen and paper secrets and meet other creatives in your community.

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. DIAL 011 ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All parking is free in downtown Silver Spring after 7pm!

LOVE WHAT WE DO? Check out our website to see our members' work. Join our mailing list for updates. Follow @SSLetters on Twitter + Instagram, and don't forget to use #SSLETTERS to share your lettering even between meetings & brag about your skillz! We'll repost on our channels, too! You can also help keep our hand lettering community alive with a donation today! Funds go towards putting on our community projects and providing materials at meetings. The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society is a completely volunteer based organization because we love our community. (That means you!) <3

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-lettering-doodle-session-caroling-tickets-35949315370?aff=efbneb

FREE Ticket

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

LASER LETTERS: Ornament Edition

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Want to bring your letters to life as a festive 3D holiday ornament?? Come learn how to hand letter a design to laser cut! Katie Meek of Meekly Yours will walk you through the process of designing, editing and actually cutting your work on the laser cutter. Participants will take away their own wooden laser cut lettered ornament!

For this workshop, designs will be limited to a maximum size of 6x6”. All materials included. Just bring yourself, an idea of what to letter (a single name or word works best!) and your favorite lettering pen. | This workshop is a perfect way to get acquainted with the laser cutter, but to be able to use the laser cutter on your own during Catylator’s workshop hours, you should enroll in Laser 101.

About the Instructor: Katie Meek is a hand letterer, graphic designer & illustrator, based in Silver Spring, MD. She draws inspiration for her designs from the wonder & organic shapes in nature. Her studio, Meekly Yours, specializes in a variety of paper goods & laser cut wood signs, featuring unique, whimsical designs. | This workshop is a collaboration between Meekly Yours, the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring and Catylator Makerspace.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-letters-ornament-edition-tickets-39631122755?aff=efbneb

Ticket Price: $50

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Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Creating an Effective Social Media Campaign w/ Rebecca Teaff

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Summary of Lunch and Learn:

This session will discuss how social media plays a role in today’s world and how to use it effectively. Topics we will cover during this session:

Brief overview of social media channels.

Demographics for each social media channel

How to pick the channel that is right for you.

How to create relevant content on a consistent basis.

About our Presenter

Rebecca Teaff received her B.A. in Arts/Communications from Mary Baldwin College. The combined studies of design, marketing, and communications are the basis of her belief that design is a natural method of communication. Great design not only looks good, but it clearly communicates to its audience.

In early 2009 Rebecca saw a great need among small businesses and non-profits to work with an experienced design company who understood their budget constraints. After asking the question, “Who could they work with?” she decided it would be her and she launched Redstart Creative later that year.

Rebecca founded her graphic design and marketing company with the mission of creating clear communications for those who drive positive change in the world. (These are the people who make good things happen!)

Rebecca has a passion for good causes that matches her passion for design. Rebecca and her team create strategic solutions in print and electronic media for non-profits and small businesses.

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