Demos are a chance to see a product in action and learn from the experts – select from 8 different 40-minute demos! Due to limited space, seating for demos is on a first-come-first-served basis. However, there will be additional seating available for anyone wanting to watch.
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
OKTO Creative Zen: Sculpting 3D Koi Fish with Air Clay
Welcome to an exciting clay modeling workshop where you'll create stunning artwork featuring koi fish swimming in turquoise-blue water. As you work with clay, relish the soothing texture beneath your fingertips, fostering a sense of calmness and focus. Unleash your imagination, sculpting each fish with its own unique appearance and movement. Creating artwork with clay is not just a creative process but also a form of art therapy, allowing you to release stress, relax, and focus on your emotions and feelings. Embark on this transformative journey with us and discover a fresh avenue for self-expression through the art of clay modeling. Immerse yourself in this tranquil experience and create your own masterpiece that you can display in your stores!
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Folk Art Patterns with Zebra Pen: A Symphony of Colors
Embark on a colorful journey with Zebra Pen as we delve into the vibrant world of Zebra's innovative writing tools, including the newly introduced Mildliner Mix. This class is designed to explore the distinctive features of Zebra Pen's top ranges; Mildliner, ClickArt, Sarasa Clip, and the new Mildliner Mix. Participants will learn about each product, engage in creating a folk art-inspired repeating pattern, and contribute to a large, collaborative art piece that showcases the power of collective creativity. This demo is not just an opportunity to learn about Zebra Pen USA’s innovative products but also a chance to be part of a unique art project that symbolizes the harmony of individual effort and community spirit. Join us to unleash your creativity and be part of creating something truly special. Participants will receive Zebra Pen’s Mildliner Highlighters, Mildliner Brush Pens, ClickArt Markers, Sarasa Clip Pens, and the Mildliner Mix, along with all necessary supplies for creating your art piece.
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Fabriano Cromia Paper with Sennelier Oil Pastels: Pigment on Pigment, a "Pear" for the Ages
Discover the remarkable versatility of Fabriano Cromia Paper with Sennelier Oil Pastels in this exciting and educational demo. Fabriano's new Cromia Paper is an extremely lightfast and highly pigmented, mould-made paper - ideal for pastel, pencil and charcoal drawing. Made of 50% cotton, these sheets have a soft feel and great tooth on both sides. Unlike other oil media, Sennelier's Oil Pastels effortlessly glide across virtually any surface, including paper. With the introduction of the new 6-stick themed sets, Sennelier has made it easier than ever for artists to begin working with oil mediums. Follow along step by step with Education Manager Andrew Cook as he guides you through painting the "Pears Duo" Oil Pastel set on Pale Brown Cromia paper. A delectable demo experience that you can share with your staff and customers alike.
3:10 PM - 3:50 PM
Insider Secrets to Realist Drawing Techniques with Cretacolor’s Mega Line
Join us for a captivating workshop led by Cretacolor's resident artist, Wilfried Ploderer, also known as Plo! Discover a blend of conventional and unconventional techniques for hyperrealist drawings, using a variety of mediums from Cretacolor’s unique Mega Line. This hands-on tutorial offers exclusive insights on everything from Cretacolor's artisanal manufacturing process to the key selling points of the Mega Collection to pretty much guaranteeing you’ll leave as a master in the art of realist drawing. In other words, you may want to stop investing in cameras. Cretacolor will provide you with the tools to ensure your Drawing section is always full of excitement and allure.
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
The Lascaux Trifecta!
Experience the luxurious Swiss quality of Lascaux Gouache for yourself. Change your perception of gouache with a multi-surface experience. We’re going to show you how to use Lascaux's iconic bottles of Gouache on watercolor paper, wood and canvas. Join our beloved Education Manager Andrew Cook in a vibrant multi-surface color mixing and painting experience for larger projects.
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Talens | Pantone - Harness the power of brand and education
In this 40-minute educational demonstration, you'll learn the product specific differentiations related to the Talens | Pantone range and what makes it so unique in the category. You'll engage with our new tools for staff and consumer education, influencer marketing, lifestyle brand adjacencies, higher education outreach and more.
8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
DIXON: Calligraphy Techniques On Strathmore Greeting Cards
Join Dixon's Fine Art Educator and Artist, Kelly Baskin, in an informative project-based tutorial where you will be creating your own greeting cards. Explore various watercolour techniques and learn simple calligraphy using Lyra Aquabrush Duo Markers, Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolours, Strathmore Greeting Cards, and Princeton brushes. During this hands-on demonstration, Kelly will discuss key selling points and provide you with the knowledge and tools that you need to introduce these products with a great in-store demo.
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Liquitex Bio-Based Heavy Acrylic: Sustainability with Uncompromised Quality.
Experience the latest breakthrough in acrylic paint technology with Liquitex Bio-Based Heavy Acrylic. Artists and creators everywhere are seeking options that reduce their environmental footprint without compromising on quality. The new Liquitex Bio-Based Heavy Acrylic paint boasts an average of 50% bio-based formulation with 100% recycled paint pots and recyclable packaging, setting a new standard for eco-conscious artists. Come experience hands-on the luxurious texture, thick consistency, and vibrant colors. Participants will be shown tips and techniques that guide them through the process of creating a step-by-step colorful fish painting using Liquitex Bio-Based Heavy Acrylic on Liquitex Recycled Canvas to display in your store. Learn how you can be part of a movement toward a more sustainable future in the world of art. Together, we can make a positive mark on the planet while unleashing the full potential of our creativity.