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SUNDAY JUNE 28TH

Times in EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)

11 - 11:30 Main Stage

Guy Aitchison will lead off the Second Virtual Tattoo Gathering, letting everyone know what the event is about, introducing the day's speakers, and providing instructions on how to navigate and get the most out of this new experience. Viewer questions welcome.

11:00 - 6:00 Ballroom Floor

Drop by the various booths on the Ballroom floor and watch live tattooing, join studio or factory tours, speak directly with artists and chat with other guests. Each booth has its own channel featuring a variety of live content which includes interviews and other fun in-depth material. You can see which booths are live by looking at the Ballroom Floor page.

11:30 - 1:00 Seminar Room
Cory Ferguson - Geometric Design

Cory Ferguson is a second generation tattoo artist of 20+ years, based out of Good Point Tattoos in a suburb of Toronto, Canada. In his Geometric Design course, Cory will first talk in detail about theory and core principles behind the kinds of precise graphic design work he's known for, and then show some step-by-step examples of his design workflow. Participants will be encouraged to install his new app, Geometrica, and join him later in the event for a work-along demonstration.

Download Geometrica for iPad (free trial) to work alongside Cory and others! 

1:00 - 1:15 Main Stage
Lightning Critique: Geometry Tattoos

Cory Ferguson, Guy Aitchison and a third TBA panelist will do a series of ultra-fast critiques of geometry tattoos. Not a word is wasted. You can submit your work for critique at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Be sure to specify which critique you are wanting to join in email subject.

2:00 - 3:30 Main Stage

Join various noted tattoo podcasters and publishers for a series of insightful and entertaining interviews with some of today's noted figures in tattooing.

4:00 - 5:30 Seminar Room
Killian Moon - Understanding Melanin: Color Theory for All Skin Tones

Killian Moon is a Central American tattooer currently working at Ink & Dagger in Roswell Georgia. His early career period tattooing in equatorial countries provided Killian with a solid foundation of experience for adapting all styles of tattooing including portraits, illustration, landscapes, geometry and biomech to work well on darker skin. In Understanding Melanin, he introduces a way of looking at a client's skin tone as a foundation that can be thoughtfully incorporated into the color scheme of the piece, including a way of previewing various colors to see how they might be expected to heal into different skin tones.

5:30 - 6:00 Main Stage
Product Demonstrations

Join our sponsors in taking a look at their latest tattooing products, including demonstrations by top artists and a number of amazing product giveaways.

7:00 - 9:00 Main Stage
Mat Hurtado: A tattooers intro to Oil Painting

Mat Hurtado has picked up a strong following among tattooers wanting to pick up oil painting for the first time, or seeking to get past whatever struggles they might have in getting comfortable with the medium. He is known for his ability to break the process down into easy to understand steps in order to get past the fear and start painting confidently.

For participants in the Mat Hurtado painting class, here is a list of the oil paints Mat is using. Any rough equivalent is Fine:
-Olive green (Windsor & Newton)
-alizarin crimson (W&N)
-indigo (W&N)
-Burnt sienna (W&N)
-cobalt blue (W&N)
-kings blue (Rembrandt)
-yellow ochre pale (W&N
-Bright red (W&N)
-titanium white (W&N)
-cad green light (W&N)
- radiant violet (gamblin)
-cad yellow (W&N)

Panels can be whatever you want to use, bit Mat prefers a wood panel prepped with liquitex modeling paste.

-hog hair bristle brushes, long flats or long filberts, either works, sizes 0-6
-synthetic Taklon rounds, sizes 0-4

MONDAY JUNE 29TH

Times in EST

11 - 11:30 Main Stage

Guy will open the second day by introducing the Monday's speakers and talking about the day's schedule. Audience questions are encouraged, which will help guests understand how to get the most of their Virtual Tattoo Gathering experience.

11:30 - 1:00 Seminar Room
Laura Anunnaki

Jewels, Neon, Sparkles an Magic Effects (en espanol)

1:00 - 1:15 Main Stage
Lightning Critique

TBA instructor, Guy Aitchison and a third TBA panelist will do a series of ultra-fast critiques of (?) tattoos. Not a word is wasted. You can submit your work for critique at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Be sure to specify which critique you are wanting to join.

2:00 - 3:30 Main Stage

Join various noted tattoo podcasters and publishers for a series of insightful and entertaining interviews with some of today's noted figures in tattooing.

4:00 - 5:30 Main Stage
Discussion Panel: Dark Skin Body Art

Building further on Killian Moon's Understanding Melanin course, a panel including Brandon Bean of @darkskinbodyart, Killian Moon and other TBA panelists will dive deeper into the subject of tattooing the full range of skin tones, and will be tapping into the experience of the panelists in things like design optimization, color choices, avoiding keloid scarring and other points that can help in making the best possible tattoos on all skin types.

5:30 - 5:45 Main Stage
Lightning Critique: Dark Skin Tattoos

Brandon Bean, Killian Moon and a third TBA panelist will do a series of ultra-fast critiques of dark skin tattoos. Not a word is wasted. You can submit your work for critique at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Be sure to specify which critique you are wanting to join.

6:00 - 6:30 Main Stage
Product Demonstrations

Join our sponsors in taking a look at their latest tattooing products, including demonstrations by top artists and a number of amazing product giveaways.

7:00 - 9:00 Main Stage
Christina Ramos: Contemporary Still Life in Oil

Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California whose portrait and figurative work had been widely featured in exhibitions and was recently named as an "artist to watch" by Southwest Art Magazine. In this paint-along class she will demonstrate the importance of value in creating strong images, a skill that translates across all mediums.

Artist's Supply List:⠀
-8x10 canvas panel with extra gesso layer to make surface smoother (this is an artist preference. I like a couple layers that i sand down in between)⠀
-Glass artists pallete⠀
-small ceramic bowl for medium⠀
-turpenoid medium⠀
-glass with metallic brush cleaner for turpenoid⠀
-favorite medium, liquin or linseed oil⠀
-synthetic brushes:⠀
*utrecht flat round size 18⠀
*utrecht flat round size 6⠀
*princeton round size 4⠀
*princeton pointed filbert size 4⠀
*princeton liner size 3⠀
*windsor and newton size 00⠀
-gamblin colors (to be added)⠀
-paper towels⠀
-reference image printed and/or on computer/ipad⠀
-metal palette knife size 5 for mixing pigment and putting on canvas (optional)

9:00 - ? Bar
Drunk Critique with Some drinkers!

Many of you are already familiar with this fun and somewhat sloppy tattoo tradition, which has become a sought-after distraction during the pandemic. If you have nerves of steel, you can submit your work for critique at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Be sure to specify "drunk critique" with your images.

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