Cecil Con Staff
Web Master & Event Coordinator
Meredith S. Keating
If you would like to teach a workshop at the convention then please fill out the application. We’d like to have you attend to make Cecil Con a success!
2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Below are the times and descriptions of all workshops at this year’s con.
The schedule is subject to change as the date of the con approaches.
Some workshops may require attendees to pay a materials fee.
Workshop Room: Tech Center
Live Character Figure Drawing
Category: Figure Drawing
Bring your own materials and media to use i.e. canvas, paper, charcoal, graphite, paint, brushes etc.
Join in this figure drawing class for a unique opportunity to draw from a live model dressed in cosplay! This is a 1-hour TEASER workshop, instructed by Cecil College Fine Arts student Jason Cambria. No registration required, and there is no fee, all are welcome as long as there is an open seat. There are tables in this room as well as chairs.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop IS before any of the Cosplay Contests start, so you have time to take this workshop even if you’re trying to participate in the contests.
If you enjoy this workshop during your time at Cecil Con 2017, then please come back to the Cecil College North East Campus on April 12th from 5pm-9pm for the FULL workshop, which will be instructed by Mark Donahue an Assistant Professor of art at Cecil College. The workshop fee is $10 at that time. To register for the full workshop, please email CecilCollegeArt@cecil.edu or call the Art Program Office at 443-907-1373.
Instructor: Jason Cambria
Yoga in Costume
*All age levels welcome. No experience necessary. Come in and relax.
If you can breathe, you can join us for Yoga in Costume. We will gently move the body with the breath. No experience is necessary! Come in costume, and learn about yoga.
Instructor: Jen Podos
Hoopnotic: Hula Hooping for Beginners
Category: Hula Hooping
There will be hoops for use but feel free to bring your own hoop and join the fun!
A beginner hula hoop workshop that demonstrates the idea of hoop flow and an introduction to the basic skills needed to create a hoop flow dance. The main objective is to give any participants enough to go home and work on and get them interested in hula hooping. Basically teaching the tricks, slowed down and up close so that anyone can pick up on it.
– Waist Hooping
– Lasso and variations
– Isolations and variations
– Coin Flip
– Leg Hooping
– Foot Hooping
– Chest and Shoulder Hooping
– Breaks (if possible)
– Ways to transition out of moves and how to make them flow together
Instructors: Kit Abeldt, Lois Long
Environmental Storytelling: Learning to Write through Playing Video Games
Category: Creative Writing
* Make sure to bring a journal or notebook, and a pen!
The popular saying goes: “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” With the rapid developments in technology, our storytelling is changing to not just be on the page, but through movies, television, and video games–highly visual mediums. Through the power of images, we can convey a whole narrative in a short space. Think about how games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Gone Home use environmental storytelling to give us pieces of characters’ lives. In this workshop, we’ll discuss examples of games that tell stories through objects, and go into our own writing exercises inspired by video games.
Instructor: Meg Eden
Category: Prop Making
* Note painting is not included.
Learning the basics of building blocks of building costumes. Using basic materials you’ll learn how to draw, plan, and construct any prop you want given enough time!
Instructor: Daniel Hudgins