Seminars at the Hell City Killumbus, OH

Killumbus, Ohio April 11th - 13th

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS - Killumbus, OH

POSSESS YOUR MIND WITH KNOWLEDGE!
BOTH KILLUMBUS & PHOENIX FESTIVALS

 
 
KILLUMBUS,OH 2015
May 1st - 3rd, 2015

 
Seminars are a great way to expand your knowledge of various fields of body modification. You can sign up for any seminar you wish to take right at the convention! See the Admissions Counter upon arrival at Hell City for info on seminars and times, or simply show up at Hell City seminar room 30 minutes prior to the seminar starting time. You must pay general admission to be able to take any seminars, attendees will be checked for official HC wrist bands prior to taking seminar. Seminar payments will be accepted as money orders or cash $ only payable to the educator prior to taking the seminar! Take your educational seminars at this years Hell City Tattoo Fest! Learn from today's industry leaders & possess your mind with tattoo knowledge!
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EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS - KILLUMBUS, OHIO

 
POSSESS YOUR MIND WITH TATTOO KNOWLEDGE


 
 
 Seminars are a great way to learn and excel at your art & trade!

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THIS YEARS SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS & TIMES!
 
You can get info on seminars and sign up for the seminars at the convention before the seminar starts at the seminar room. See the Admissions Counter upon arrival at Hell City for information, or simply show up at Hell City seminar room prior to seminar. Attendees will be checked for HC wrist bands prior to taking seminars, you must pay HC admission in addition to the seminar to be able to take any seminar at Hell City.




 

 

 

SEMINARS - HC PHOENIX

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


SPECIAL EVENT AT HELL CITY 2015!

WACOM WEEKEND SEMINAR

 

A WHOLE NEW WACOM WEEKEND WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE FROM RUSS ABBOTT & GUY AITCHISON!





 

This all NEW 2 day Seminar at Hell City will be featuring classes from Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott! This workshop will educate the artist on how to use your Wacom with computers & cintiqs to use along with guided instructions from both artists. Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison proudly present "Wacom Weekend" a 2 day series of lectures, workshops, and product demos during the Hell City Tattoo Fest Columbus Ohio May 1st -2nd, 2015.

Participants from the tattoo community are invited to discover how digital tools can mesh in with their existing design process and help generate inspiration, streamline workflows, and enhance customer experiences.

 

Four courses by Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison, plus hands-on instruction time on a Wacom Cintiq tablet; May 1&2, 2015 from noon-9pm both days; at the Hell City Tattoo Expo at the Downtown Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio

Choose from either Friday or Saturday's courses:

 
Russ Abbott

Digital Art Fundamentals: Manga Studio. New file creation, resolution, paper color, exploration of various drawing tools (pencils, brushes, pens, airbrush, gradients), layers basics, color selection, file saving. 2:00pm, Friday May 1

Tattoo Illustration Process: Importing a photo of the client, creating an opaque layer to draw above the client body part, working with photo references (warp, transform, opacity), value study best practices, line drawing, proper magic wand selections, gradients,  coloring with overlay layers, resizing for stenciling, printing. 7:00pm, Friday May 1

Modern Drafting: Layers, Guides, and Rulers- layer modes(multiply, lighten darken, overlay, glow), clipping layers, reference layers, vector layers and when to use them, Rulers & Guides (quick overview of all rulers with a highlight on Perspective rulers, special rulers, and symmetry rulers, creating mandalas. 12:00pm, Saturday May 2

Happy Clients: Digital Mock-ups and Painless Edits- applying illustrations and references on to photos of clients, 3D body parts (need Bez’s permission on this one), How to deal with client requests to change the design efficiently. Share client testimonials on this process. 4:00pm, Saturday May 2

 

 

Guy Aitchison

Photoshop 101: Demonstration of Photoshop user interface, including tools and palettes; important basic functions such as Layers, Copy/Paste, and Transform; importing from a scanner or from a photo library; general navigation and file management. 12:00pm, Friday May 1

Tattoo Design Rendering in Photoshop: Step-by-step of how to import a rough sketch, clean it up in Photoshop, import and incorporate explore different color options and create a finished tattoo reference; fitting a design to a tracing using Transform,  Distort, Warp and Liquify; outputting a stencil. 4:00pm, Friday May 1

Photo Retouching and Portfolio Work: A demonstration of how to clean up and make your tattoo photos portfolio-ready: improving the photo without improving the tattoo. This is followed by advice on file types and sizes for different professional uses. 2:00pm, Saturday May 2

Essential Design Compositing: Multiple design elements, including scans from a sketchbook and items taken from the internet, are combined in Photoshop, using multiple layers, distortion tools, paintbrushes, cloning and other related tools. The completed design looks like a finished color drawing done in the artist’s hand. 7:00pm, Saturday May 2

In the hour-long time slots between courses, participants will have time for hands-on training on a Cintiq Companion tablet with instructors available to help troubleshoot. Representatives from Wacom will also be on hand to assist with the equipment and answer any questions that the instructors can't.

With the single-day ticket you can choose either Friday or Saturday's courses to attend. A weekend pass is also available, which saves $50 over the course of two days.

 

12 pm - SPECIAL EVENT FOR 2015!! - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar and Workshop" Begins! - HC Workshop / Seminar room

 

WACOM WEEKEND SEMINAR
AT HELL CITY OHIO 2015

 

 



1 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

2 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

 

 

 


 




 







 
*Thursday*
 

12 pm - 6:30 pm - Health Educators -“Bloodborne Pathogens” Seminar - See details below
 
^^ * This seminar is required for artists @ Hell City who are not already certified * ^^


 





*Friday*


 
 
 EXCLUSIVE ALL DAY SEMINAR!


12 pm - 8 pm - SPECIAL EVENT FOR 2015!! - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar and Workshop" Begins! - HC Workshop / Seminar room

 



*Saturday*


 EXCLUSIVE ALL DAY SEMINAR!

 

12 pm - 8 pm - SPECIAL EVENT FOR 2015!! - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar and Workshop" Second Day! - HC Workshop / Seminar room



 



1 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

2 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

 

 

 



*Sunday*


11 am - 1pm - Chris Dingwell Seminar  -"Scattered, Splattered, Smothered, and Covered"! - See details below



1 pm - 4 pm
Bob Tyrell - "Method To My Madness" - See details below
 


4 pm - 7 pm -
Gabe Ripley - "Building A Great Tattoo Business"  - See details below
 

 

 

     

 
 


 




* KILLUMBUS, OHIO*

*SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS & TIMES *

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BY ATTENDING SEMINARS, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
HELL CITY TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 
 




HEALTH EDUCATORS SEMINAR

Bloodborne Pathogens Training &
Infection Control for the Modification Industry
 

** Required for all working tattoo artists who do not have their certification to work Hell City **

CLICK HERE for Pre-Registration


"Bloodborne Pathogens For Body Modification Practitioners" is by far the most comprehensive INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC bloodborne pathogens training course available for traditional tattoo artists and body piercers. This course is compliant with the federal Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). You will be provided with comprehensive updates on the very latest changes in OSHA health & safety regulations as they apply to the modification industry, with training in solid, industry-specific solutions for maintaining compliance within a professional studio environment.


The cost is $125 per person. Price includes all course materials, free product samples, and a certificate of training valid for one year. COURSE SPACE IS LIMITED - PRE-REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ENSURE AVAILABILITY!!

Pre-registered attendees are guaranteed course space & materials; all others are welcome on a first-come-first-serve basis, as availability allows. Lodging & meals are not included.


Course Includes:

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, all instructional and reference materials, and a certificate of completion

 
Thursday - 12pm - 6:30pm
registration begins at 11:30

Cost: $125 / Course Length: 6.5 hours
 


CLICK HERE for Pre-Registration
 

Please contact by email:

email David Vidra

  for further detailed information about classes at Hell City

Phone for pre-registration: # 216-832-9405



 


 

 

Tattoo Artists Needing Immediate Certification:

Online CPR, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens Certification Training
 

 
Course Includes: Immediate Certificate and Immediate Wallet Card

 



 

 
 


 

 



WACOM WEEKEND SEMINAR

 

A WHOLE NEW WACOM WEEKEND WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE FROM RUSS ABBOTT & GUY AITCHISON!


 EXCLUSIVE ALL DAY SEMINAR!



 


 

This all NEW 2 day Seminar at Hell City will be featuring classes from Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott! This workshop will educate the artist on how to use your Wacom with computers & cintiqs to use along with guided instructions from both artists. Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison proudly present "Wacom Weekend" a 2 day series of lectures, workshops, and product demos during the Hell City Tattoo Fest Columbus Ohio May 1st -2nd, 2015.

Participants from the tattoo community are invited to discover how digital tools can mesh in with their existing design process and help generate inspiration, streamline workflows, and enhance customer experiences.

 

Starts at 12 pm - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar"! - HC Workshop / Seminar room EXCLUSIVE 2 DAY SEMINAR WORKSHOP!
 

WACOM WEEKEND SEMINAR

 EXCLUSIVE ALL DAY SEMINAR!





1 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

2 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

 




 


 

 

BOB TYRRELL

"Method To My Madness" SEMINAR

SUNDAY 1 pm - 4 pm




"METHOD TO MY MADNESS"
Bob discusses anything and everything about his approach to doing a black and grey tattoo, from portraits and photo-realism to custom work. He'll cover everything from technique, how to make a stencil, tools of the trade, etc.

Also, Bob's first-ever DVD and goes in depth into his step by step process of executing a finely detailed and perfectly rendered portrait tattoo. He covers machine choice, setup, needle selection and ink preference, then shows the entire process of his methodical, steady, thorough application. In addition to all this, the DVD includes a slideshow taken from Bob's past seminars, highlighting past work and discussing his reasons for specific choices made during the execution of each of those pieces.


SUNDAY 1 pm - 4 pm

MORE INFO TBA

  You can sign up for Bob's seminar at Hell City by contacting him via email HERE!

 


 

 

Chris Dingwell

 "SCATTERED, SPLATTERED, SMOTHERED, and COVERED" SEMINAR



 

 "SCATTERED, SPLATTERED, SMOTHERED, and COVERED"

This is a quick, down and dirty 2 hour seminar on how to get out of your own way and just shut up and paint!
Artist's block is just that; it's a block. It shuts off the flow of energy and kills the excitement in your heart, your mind, and your work.
Come have a Bloody Mary with me as I paint and talk about painting, and paint some more.
Only $50 per person; everyone gets a free, signed copy of my book; "Chris Dingwell, Inside Out"

 

 

11 am - 1pm - Chris Dingwell Seminar  -"Scattered, Splattered, Smothered, and Covered"!

SUNDAY MAY 3rd

11 am - 1 pm

MORE INFO TBA


 

 

 
 


 

 

TattooNOW's Building a GREAT Tattoo Business Webinar

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TATTOONOW SEMINAR EARLY!!


Being good isn't enough, be GREAT! To be great you must organize your talents, work, and businesses for success. If you are tattooing for a living then you are a small business. If you don't understand the nature of business, then you are spending more energy and getting less out of your hard work. In this seminar artists, managers, studio owners, and apprentices will learn to think about all the details of a professional business plan as it relates specifically to high quality professional tattooing. Topics covered will include clearly defining your mission, how to build a strong business foundation, determining keys to success, assessing your target markets, establishing branding, comparing competitors, clearly defining your services and products, sales and marketing strategies, advertising and public relations, responsible selling strategies & creating demand, human resources management, and how to track your vital statistics to insure your businesses fulfills its potential. We have watched and helped artists in all stages of careers, from aspiring artists and managers to artists of exceptional influence, and are happy to pass on the great ideas that have helped us achieve our goals time and time again. For $200. Seminar will be a 2 hour talk/slideshow with 20-30 minutes of business questions and answers from attendees.


For over a decade Gabe Ripley has been immersed in the business of tattooing. After a freelance computer programming career in the US and Europe, Gabe first stepped into the tattoo business world in 2001 by creating TattooNOW, a technology business that currently powers over 100 tattoo industry websites around the world and has since helped tattooers generate millions of dollars in business. In 2005, based on the success of TattooNOW's websites, Ripley opened Off the Map Tattoo. By constantly improving the studio's business practices, it now boasts over 50 guest artists a year, and a growing business in a slowing economy. Not one to settle, in 2008 Ripley started using the same business practices to produce two yearly events, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering and Paradise Artist Retreat. These events are focused on four days of responsible tattoo and art education and have earned an international reputation. Gabe presented this seminar to over 200 artists at the first Worldwide Tattoo Conference in Rome in October 2011. "Everybody gave me good feedback because you gave to the artists good, easy, and interesting suggestions!" said Alex DePase the conference's promoter of the business seminar.


Each attendee will get the following:

  • Sample Tattoo Studio Handbook.
  • Sample Daily and weekly checklists
  • Sample management action plan.
  • Sample marketing materials (postcards, bi-folds, goodie bags)
     

 

SUNDAY
4 pm - 7 pm

Actual Runtime: 2 hours and 26 minutes

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TATTOONOW SEMINAR EARLY!!

 

 

 

 



 

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