Thursday April 9, 2009

A few spots left for Seminar Week!

We have a few spots left in our seminars next week! Call 413 527 6574 to reserve your spot before they get taken! All Seminars will run 11-1 with tattooing starting at 2. Each seminar is $150 and only ten spots are available. Call Off the Map Tattoo @ (413) 527-6574 and put down a $25 deposit to save your spot. Monday April 13th, Tom Strom: "Fancy Rendering at a Later Date Cannot Save a Poor Original Conception" ?"It doesn't get much clearer than that. This is something that I firmly believe in and think about with every tattoo I do. I started tattooing because of people like Marcus Pacheco, Aaron Cain, Timothy Hoyer. Tattoo artists that drew actual conceptualized art! I would like to see people get inspired like that again so I'm going to do what I can to get people drawing from the heart. I will be talking a lot about ways to improve your drawing skills, how to build your own visual library, how to separate yourself, paying attention to detail, envisioning dynamic compositions, how to engage in a dance off (maybe), and whatever else I can get in there. You should want to draw your ass off by the time you get out of here!" Tuesday April 14th, Ethan Morgan Ethan Morgan has been tattooing since 1991 and has developed a niche in the photo realistic and darker side of black and grey tattooing. Ethan will be discussing his approach to designing these designs from conception to completion covering form and flow, all aspects of using photo reference and manipulation, and getting the big picture on attacking large scale work. In addition to the art side of tattooing Ethan will be discussing machine set-up for black and grey, tattoo equipment ,and ink and wash set up. He will also discuss tips on improving the chances of a long term career in this psychically and mentally demanding industry. The seminar will also include a question and answer session and a personal DVD where Ethan asks frank questions to tattooers he has met along his career. Wednesday April 15th, Jeff Ensminger (Seminar is FULL) Thursday April 16th, Mike Demasi For all you realists out there Mike will explain his methods and tricks for tattooing portraits. Starting with the color pencil drawing to completion Mike will give a well rounded seminar that will help any artist refine their realistic tattooing skills. Friday April 17th, Jeff Gogue- Gut Level Tattooing Seminar This is a well rounded seminar for all level of tattooers. Jeff will give a passionate and informative look into all areas of tattooing and art in general. Tips, secrets, and strategies to take your tattooing and art to the next level including - art and color theory, the illusion of light, advanced layout and design, transitioning from paper to skin, working with supermags (27s, 37s & 47s), needle options, pigment saturation, imagery and symbolism, and much more. Jeff will also address the topic of anti-marketing marketing for those of you that refuse to sell out to the man. No matter where you're at in your career, you will be inspired and equipped to step it up. This is a two hour seminar followed by a question/?answer session addressing tattoo and oil painting questions for any and all attendees. A full color wire-bound book will be provided - bring materials for taking notes. Gogue Art and Tattoo Sunday April 19th, Health Educators- Bloodborne Pathogens Course The Bloodborne Pathogens course is by far the most comprehensive industry-?specific Bloodborne Pathogens training program available for the body modification industry. This in-depth 6-hour course covers both regulations and training requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), and is unique in that it is taught and applied specifically to the body modification industry. Topics covered include the revised federal needle safety guidelines, revised Hepatitis B vaccination requirements, requirements of OSHA's mandated Exposure Control Plan, record keeping requirements, and the latest interpretations? covering topics as they relate to traditional tattooing, cosmetic tattooing and body piercing. A brief overview of infection control is also covered. Instructed by Kris Lachance

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