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Four days of hands-on food + craft workshops+ creative business classes in Ventura, CA - March 26-29, 2015
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Note: schedule and workshops are subject to change.

Any workshop with a * before the title is a limited space workshop that requires attendees to sign up for it before the conference. Workshops without a * before the title are walk-in workshops which means that you just walk-in and don’t need to pre-sign up. ALL Craftcation workshops are only available for registered attendees. To register click here.

Registration for the hands-on limited space workshops is on February 20 at 9:00am PST. Anyone who is registered for Craftcation by that time will receive an email with an access code to pre-register for the hands-on workshops.

2015 Ventura

Subject to change

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Highlight:

Wednesday

 

Hotel Lobby

Santa Rosa Room

Anacapa Room

Buena Ventura Room

Tour / Outdoor

Off Campus

Off Campus

Crowne Plaza Bar

12:00pm

Early Registration

             

12:30pm

             

1:00pm

             

1:30pm

             

2:00pm

     

*TIKI Talk + Tasting

*Cross Stitch a Roller Skating Unicorn + Beer Tasting. Say what?

Rosalie Gale

   

2:30pm

         

3:00pm

         

*Botanical Beading

Kaari Meng

3:30pm

           

4:00pm

 

Pre-Craftcation Plan

Tara Gardiner

       

*Wine & Cheese Pairing

4:30pm

         

5:00pm

       

*Stress Free Embroidery + Beer Tasting

Rosalie Gale

 

5:30pm

             

6:00pm

 

PM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

         

6:30pm

       

Craftcation Pre-Conference Party

Sponsor: Shopify + Goldies on Main

   

7:00pm

             

7:30pm

             

Thursday

 

Hotel Lobby

San Miguel Room A

San Miguel Room B

Santa Rosa Room

Anacapa Room

Bay View Room

Buena Ventura Room

Santa Maria Room

MAKE Ventura

Ventura Museum Kitchen

Tour / Outdoor

Fairgrounds - Santa Rosa Rm

7:00am

     

AM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

               

7:30am

                     

8:00am

                       

8:30am

                       

9:00am

General Registration

         

*Easiest Skirt

Shaerie Mead

         

9:30am

                   

10:00am

*Tassel Workshop

Creativebug Staff

Sponsor: Creativebug

Pay Yourself: The artist's guide to profitability

Tara Swiger

*Color Theory for Artists and Designers

Lisa Solomon

*Working with Resin Session 1

Lauren Rudeck

Getting Stuff Done: Get More Done Than You Ever Dreamed Possible. Then, decide it’s too much. Then, quit some things. And Finally, Be Pretty Happy With What You Can Accomplish

Rosalie Gale

*Simple Screen Printing Session 1

Casey Starks

*Vinyl Cut Screenprinting

Chris Kahler
Kelly Stevens

     

10:30am

     

11:00am

     

11:30am

                 

12:00pm

       

*Quick Market Bag

Shaerie Mead

         

12:30pm

                 

1:00pm

Be A Better Boss To Yourself: Maker's Mindset

Kari Chapin

Pricing for Profit

Megan Auman

*Watercolor Workshop

Sienne Mascareñas Diaz

*Working with Resin Session 2

Lauren Rudeck

Marketing the Right-Brain Way: Find and Connect with Your Perfect Customers

Jennifer Lee

*Create a stamped metal pendant using clay Session 1

Christine Street

*Indigo Dyeing

Kaari Meng

     

1:30pm

     

2:00pm

       

2:30pm

             

*Finding Your Inner Fermentista

Kirsten Shockey

Sponsor: Storey Publishing

   

3:00pm

 

*Mixed Media Delight

Amy Tan

Sponsor: Fiskars

Letting go: knowing when to say hello and goodbye to aspects of your business

Delilah Snell
Jessie Artigue
Nancy Soriano
Nicole Stevenson
Shaerie Mead

*Sly Fox Fusible Appliqué Project

Linda Nitzen

Sponsor: Sizzix

*Washi Tape Party Session 1

Alton DuLaney

Sponsor: Scotch

*How to Teach a DIY Workshop

Robert Mahar

*Circle marks the spot: An intro to improvisational quilting

Luke Haynes

*Creative Clay Workshop Part 1

Sienne Mascareñas Diaz

   

3:30pm

     

4:00pm

       

4:30pm

                   

*Cocktail Tour

Sponsor: City of Ventura & Ventura Visitors Bureau

 

5:00pm

                     

5:30pm

                     

6:00pm

                     

*Opening Dinner

6:30pm

                     

7:00pm

                     

7:30pm

                     

8:00pm

                     

Friday

 

San Miguel Room A

San Miguel Room B

Santa Rosa Room

Anacapa Room

Bay View Room

Buena Ventura Room

Santa Maria Room

MAKE Ventura

Fairgrounds Kitchen

Ventura Museum Kitchen

Off Campus

Crowne Plaza Bar

7:00am

   

AM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

                 

7:30am

                     

8:00am

                       

8:30am

                       

9:00am

Personal Finances for the Self-Employed

Lauren Venell

Crafting a Killer Brand Identity

Dave Conrey
Delilah Snell
Nancy Soriano
Rachel Mae Smith

*Tapestry Weaving

Kaari Meng

Sponsor: Sizzix

*Stitched Up

Amy Tan

Intermediate Wholesale

Emily McDowell

*Applique Pennant

Jenelle Montilone

Sponsor: Bernina

*Mighty Ugly

Kim Werker

   

*The History of California Agriculture in 3 Dishes

Ernest Miller

   

9:30am

 

*Ombre Dye Workshop

Cathy Callahan

Sponsor: Robert Kaufman

   

10:00am

     

10:30am

                 

11:00am

How Do You Run Your Business?

Abby Glassenberg
Blair Stocker
Kari Chapin
Nicole Stevenson
Rachel Mae Smith
Tiffany Han

Producing a DIY Video 101

Robert Mahar

 

*Terrariums

Jenifer Lake

Sponsor: Scotch

Fundraising for Your Business

Ana Manzano
Eleanor Callott Whitney
Nancy Soriano

*Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Emma Jeffrey

Sponsor: Fiskars

*Laser Cut Name Tags

Chris Kahler
Kelly Stevens

     

11:30am

       

12:00pm

         

12:30pm

                   

*Lunch

Sponsor: Bernina

 

1:00pm

         

*Marianne Dress Part 1

Christine Haynes

Sponsor: Robert Kaufman

         

1:30pm

                   

2:00pm

Making the Most Out of Social Media

Jessie Artigue
Megan Auman
Rachel Mae Smith
Tara Gardiner

How to Build an Audience and a Customer Base with an Awesome Email Newsletter

Abby Glassenberg

Sponsor: Mailchiimp

*Thrift Shop Field Trip + Making Recycled Flowers

Blair Stocker

Sponsor: Sizzix

*Mini Abstracts with Gold Leaf

Mati Rose McDonough

DSLR Camera Basics for Product Photography

Marlo Miyashiro

*Stamp + Block Printing

Lisa Solomon

*Modern Himmeli Mobiles

Robert Mahar

*Basic Beer Brewing

Ernest Miller

     

2:30pm

     

3:00pm

     

3:30pm

                 

4:00pm

Podcasting

Abby Glassenberg
Dave Conrey
Elise Blaha Cripe
Kari Chapin

Content Marketing: Crafting an Effective Blog

Tara Swiger

*Washi Tape Party Session 2

Alton DuLaney

Sponsor: Scotch

Let’s Do Launch: Increasing Your Sales through Authentic Engagement

Jennifer Lee

*Produce Bags

Jenelle Montilone

Sponsor: Bernina

   

*How to Make Gluten Free Pasta

Cara Reed
Meg van der Kruik

   

4:30pm

       

5:00pm

         

5:30pm

                       

6:00pm

   

PM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

Stitch Social Lounge

Deborah Balmuth

Sponsor: Storey Publishing

             

Happy Hour

Sponsor: Sizzix

6:30pm

                 

7:00pm

                   

7:30pm

                   

8:00pm

                   

8:30pm

                     

Saturday

 

San Miguel Room A

San Miguel Room B

Santa Rosa Room

Anacapa Room

Bay View Room

Buena Ventura Room

Santa Maria Room

MAKE Ventura

Fairgrounds Kitchen

Off Campus

7:00am

   

AM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

             

7:30am

                 

8:00am

                   

8:30am

                   

9:00am

Creating Multiple Income Streams

Amy Tan
Ana Spick
Diana Fayt
Jennifer Lee

Calculating Profitability

Lauren Venell

*Modern Clay Jewelry

Sienne Mascareñas Diaz

*Playing with Image Transfers Session 1

Courtney Cerruti

Sponsor: Scotch

Turn Your Craft Writing into a Winning Book Proposal

Blair Stocker
Kari Chapin

*Scrunchie Scarf

Jenelle Montilone

Sponsor: Bernina

*Filling Up the Creative Well / Sketchbook Process

Mati Rose McDonough

 

*Sticky Buns

Evan Kleiman

 

9:30am

   

10:00am

   

10:30am

             

11:00am

Getting started on Ecommerce

Hailey Coleman

Sponsor: Shopify

Confessions of an Entrepreneur

Elise Blaha Cripe
Emily McDowell
Mati Rose McDonough
Tiffany Han

*Driftwood Mobiles

Diana Fayt

Making it: The Ins and Outs of Production

Amy Tan
Diana Fayt
Lauren Venell
Rosalie Gale

*Zipper Pouch

Christine Haynes

*Simple Screen Printing Session 2

Casey Starks

*Laser Cut Cross Stitch Jewelry

Chris Kahler
Kelly Stevens

   

11:30am

   

12:00pm

     

12:30pm

                 

*Lunch

Sponsor: Scotch

1:00pm

         

*Marianne Dress Part 2

Christine Haynes

Sponsor: Robert Kaufman

     

1:30pm

               

2:00pm

Hanging in the Balance: Business and Parenting

Abby Glassenberg
Christine Street
Elise Blaha Cripe
Kim Werker
Radmegan (Megan Andersen)

Getting Your Products Into Stores

Megan Auman

 

*Playing with Image Transfers Session 2

Courtney Cerruti

Sponsor: Scotch

Wordpress 2

Sé Reed

*Creative Clay Workshop Part 2

Sienne Mascareñas Diaz

 

*DIY Sushi / Hello Kitty Sushi Class

Rachael Narins

*Abstract Watercolors in the Garden

Jenifer Lake

2:30pm

   

3:00pm

   

3:30pm

           

4:00pm

Embracing Confidence

Jessie Artigue

*DIY Lightbox

Radmegan (Megan Andersen)

Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project

Eleanor Callott Whitney

Going Beyond: Finding your voice, embracing rejection, and playing a bigger game (in biz and life!)

Tiffany Han

*Explorations in machine embroidery + applique: stitch a beer or coffee koozie

Luke Haynes

*Create a stamped metal pendant using clay Session 2

Christine Street

*Kombucha Kocktails

Hannah Crum

 

4:30pm

 

5:00pm

     

5:30pm

                   

6:00pm

   

PM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

Stitch Social Lounge

Deborah Balmuth

Sponsor: Storey Publishing

         

Dance Party

6:30pm

             

7:00pm

               

7:30pm

               

8:00pm

               

8:30pm

                 

Sunday

 

San Miguel Room A

San Miguel Room B

Santa Rosa Room

Sizzix

Anacapa Room

Scotch

Bay View Room

Buena Ventura Room

Bernina

Santa Maria Room

Tour / Outdoor

Off Campus

7:00am

   

AM Yoga

Vennice James Estrada

           

7:30am

               

8:00am

                 

8:30am

                 

9:00am

                 

9:30am

Closing Remarks and Roundtables

Delilah Snell
Evan Kleiman
Nicole Stevenson

               

10:00am

               

10:30am

                 

11:00am

Take Better Product Photos with the Camera You Already Own

Marlo Miyashiro

SEO

Sé Reed

*Leather Stamped Keychains

Rachel Mae Smith

Sponsor: Sizzix

*Washi Tape and Image Transfers Exploration

Courtney Cerruti

Sponsor: Scotch

Year of Making

Kim Werker

*Construction Workshop

Christine Haynes

*Felt Fortune Cookies

Lauren Rudeck

*Makers Tour

Sponsor: City of Ventura & Ventura Visitors Bureau

 

11:30am

 

12:00pm

 

12:30pm

             

1:00pm

           

*Bottomless Brunch

1:30pm

           

2:00pm

               

2:30pm

               
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