Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Goal-Setting for Your Creative Business

Katie Wussow is a business coach and creator of Thrive for Creatives, a business-planning and goal-setting program that helps creative women get to the next level doing the work that they love. In this workshop, Katie will walk you through a goal-setting process that will help your business grow and thrive in 2019. This process will provide you with the tools to:

  • Learn from and get closure on disappointments from 2018

  • Assess the overall health of your business to identify focus areas for 2019

  • Avoid common goal-setting pitfalls

  • Set goals that inspire you

  • Failure-proof your goals through accountability, commitment, and planning

You will leave this workshop inspired and ready to set big goals for your business for 2019!

$45
cocktails, materials and good company included

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Paper Flower Wreath

Join Emily Paluska from Revery Paper Flora to learn how to make your very own paper flower hoop wreath. Emily will teach you the basics of crepe paper where you'll learn how to make wild roses. Keep your hoop for yourself or gift it to someone for the holidays. You'll leave with your hoop, an instructional guide and materials to make another one at home.

$55

Cocktails, materials and good company included

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Walk and Shop

Walk the streets of Georgetown to learn home decor shopping secrets like the pros!

Learn how to shop for the best accessories and decor pieces with Splendor Styling. Interactive 2-hour workshop. Crafted shopping trip! We'll meet at Fostr for introduction and then go to 4 favorite stores in Georgetown.

Cocktails, instruction and good company included - $40

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Top Ten Business Strategies for Artists

Increase your Client Volume and the Visibility of your Work

Featuring Danielle Glosser of Client Raiser 

What are the essential elements of promoting, marketing and selling your work? Please join us for an interactive session covering the business of sustaining and growing a visual arts practice, including branding tactics, effective marketing materials and sales strategies. By the end of the hour, you'll walk away with information that you can utilize right away to enhance your business and client base.

Danielle is the Founder and Principal of Client Raiser, a business dedicated to helping artists to increase their client volume and the visibility of their art. Since 2014, she has worked with nearly 100 artists across the country in support of their professional goals. Emerging and established artists alike begin with Client Raiser’s in-depth interview process, which results in a tangible assessment of their art practices and concrete next steps for advancing their careers. 

Cocktails and good company included

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Master Mobile Photography

Learn how to take awesome photos with your phone like a PRO!

This session will be led by Tamera Darden, Founder and Creative Director of Darden Creative, the content production company for beauty & wellness brands & digital influencers. In the first 6 months in business, Tamera brought in $10,000 in projects using only her mobile phone & simple equipment to do it. Known as "The Flat Lay Whisperer" her past clients include Macy's Inc., Eden Body Works, The Laundress and Joshica Beauty . In her session, Tamera will be covering how to use mobile photography to capture brand right content for your social media platforms, specifically Instagram. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the value of quality content the connects with your audience and how to capture great photos without the "make it rain" budget.

Key takeaways:

1. Quick Mobile Phone Tricks for Better Photos

2. Favorite Editing Apps

3. Taking pics around the studio & outside (whether permitting) 

 

Cocktails, materials and good company included - $35

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Fancy Camera Basics

This class will be taught with DLSR and Mirrorless camera users in mind.

Learn how your camera works so that you can create the perfect image. Composing the frame beautifully, choosing the appropriate settings for your camera, and understanding how exposures are made are just the beginning. This class is specifically designed for those who want to learn more about how their own cameras work and those elusive manual exposure settings.

Workshop topics include:

  • We will cover composition and framing basics - and how you can begin, and sustain, making beautiful and unique images
  • Master your camera’s manual exposure settings!
  • ISO - what is it and why do I care?
  • Leave with a solid understanding of Depth of Field and Aperture controls
  • Creating artistic images through manual exposure settings, i.e. learn to capture movement
  • Best practices for using auto + manual focus
  • How to handle White Balance (and avoid weird color casts!)
  • Which lenses are best for you?

You'll walk away with your very own digital photography manual, priceless new knowledge about the workings of your camera, and 4-5 new images that you've created during the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera.  An extra battery, a spare memory card, and your camera’s instruction manual are also very helpful to have on hand at this class.

Cocktails, materials, and good company included - $75

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Social Content 101

Learn how to create content that wows and develop your brand on social media! 

In this workshop, lead by Elizabeth Carberry, you will learn how to set goals, generate content, create a visual story and plan your social media calendar. You should walk away from this workshop feeling like you have the skills, confidence to create a social media presence that best represents you and your brand - one that looks and feels like YOU! We will cover: 

  • Goal setting 

  • Generating content 

  • Planning a brand shoot 

  • Sourcing props and generate partners

  • Capturing the perfect shot and how to edit 

  • Or working with a photographer

  • Planning your grid 

What you’ll get: Discounts on social planning platforms, 50% off consultation with Elizabeth Carberry, and a $10 gift card to get your props list rolling for your next shoot!

Cocktails, Materials and Good Company Included! $45 

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Mindfulness + Manifesting Made Easy

Get crystal clear on how to visualize and manifest the bold, badass future you’re meant to live, with holistic health coach and owner of UpSwing Health Coaching, Megan Sanchez.

Feeling sluggish, stuck…maybe a little lost? Learn how to squash limiting beliefs and manifest a vision for YOU- right now. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to flex your positive mental muscles by visualizing desired outcomes and embodying future success for your health, career, relationships, finances and spirit.

Manifesting goals isn’t hocus pocus. It’s about clearly communicating with the universe, taking note of the power that’s already within you and tapping into existing resources.

After developing your own road map for manifesting the year ahead, we’ll set you up with the tools to revisit your vision and continue chasing your goals. In addition to the motivation to take action, you’ll walk away with a personalized notebook filled with prompts on daily intention setting so you can record and celebrate your success every step of the way!

Enjoy delicious, rejuvenating Switchel from DC’s own entrepreneurial team at Sip City and immerse yourself in essential oils from Holistically Healthy Home. It’s never too late to get head healthy and maximize your potential!

Cocktails, instruction and good company included - $35

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Snapshot Dhaka Photo Exhibition + Silent Auction

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This event is free and open to the public.

In Bangladesh – and around the world – children are not in control over their destinies. Their opportunity to succeed personally, academically, and professionally is limited by the socio-economic condition of their families. Nearly 60 million children in Bangladesh are denied high-quality education as a result of an inequitable system. Our aim this summer was to offer these children something different.

Our team spent two weeks teaching 25 bangladeshi children how to process and tell stories about their own lives through photography, and we did so in a way that impacted how they viewed themselves and their role in the community.

And now we've partnered with non-profits 100Cameras and Teach For Bangladesh to provide these children with a platform to sell their photographs. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the childrens' photographs are being placed into scholarships to further their education and provide them with a brighter future.

Our ultimate goals include spreading the word about our recent project through a traveling exhibition (and silent auction) of student photos and to share the stories of the Snapshot Dhaka project with our peers in the DC and Northern Virginia community.

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Calligraphy Club

- All skill levels welcome! From beginner to pro!
- 2 hours to get away from it all, with your best pals, and have some relaxing fun
- C & Co. will bring guidelines to practice drills and letters
- You bring a pen (pointed or brush), ink, paper or a chalkboard for a project! If you need supplies but aren't sure what to get or where to get it, DM Nika and she'll steer you in the right direction

Sometimes (possibly all the time) it's hard to set aside for yourself! To say yes to a couple hours or calligraphy and wine, so we've made it easy for you. Join Calligraphetteco & Co. at Fostr Collaborative for Calligraphy Club on September 12, from 6-8! The club will be a relaxed space to practice or work on a project and ask any questions you may have. 


We will supply wine and guidelines (if you just want to practice), and you bring anything else you need. C & Co. is happy to help you purchase any supplies you might need (fun colored ink, a nicer pen, extra nibs). 

C & Co. will bring a chalkboard to demonstrate anything you'd like to see larger than life, and a pointed pen for demonstrations up close. 

We can tackle questions in capital and lowercase letters, flourishes, pointed pen v. brush calligraphy, how to execute projects, and how best to practice! 

Cocktails, materials, and good company included - $25

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Wedding Styling like a Pro

Learn how to create the most stylish wedding down to every last detail with Laura Ritchie of Grit & Grace

Reflective Event Design is the cornerstone of how Grit & Grace designs unique, curated and personalized events. Come learn how that process works and styling a wedding for the ultimate guest experience. This course would be excellent for brides hoping to design their weddings without going full on DIY, planners who want to understand how to design weddings beyond the logistics and will also provide pointers on how to get your event published, featured or simply look good on social media.

Cocktails, materials, and good company included - $75

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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Master Mobile Photography

Learn how to take awesome photos with your phone like a PRO!

This session will be led by Tamera Darden, Founder and Creative Director of Darden Creative, the content production company for beauty & wellness brands & digital influencers. In the first 6 months in business, Tamera brought in $10,000 in projects using only her mobile phone & simple equipment to do it. Known as "The Flat Lay Whisperer" her past clients include Macy's Inc., Eden Body Works, The Laundress and Joshica Beauty . In her session, Tamera will be covering how to use mobile photography to capture brand right content for your social media platforms, specifically Instagram. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the value of quality content the connects with your audience and how to capture great photos without the "make it rain" budget.

Key takeaways:

    • The 5 Elements of a Great Flat Lay
    • Go-to Mobile Editing Apps
    • How to develop a content calendar that works for you
    • Best practices for creating content with your mobile phone
    • Tamera's mobile photography secrets: including her 5 second mobile photography trick

Cocktails, materials and good company included - $35

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Walk and Shop

Walk the streets of Georgetown to learn home decor shopping secrets like the pros!

Learn how to shop for the best accessories and decor pieces with Splendor Styling. Interactive 2-hour workshop. Crafted shopping trip! We'll meet at Fostr for introduction and then go to 4 favorite stores in Georgetown.

Cocktails, instruction and good company included - $40

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Lightroom Like Laura

How to use Lightroom to edit your photos and make them POP!

You guys, Lightroom is hard, let's make it easy! Laura Metzler Photography will go over all the basics of Lightroom including importing & exporting, organization, batch editing, specialized edits, and even the app, so you can make sure your instagram is lookin fresh! Bring your laptop (with Lightroom!) and your questions! This class is primarily for beginners.

Cocktails, materials and good company included - $75

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Contracts for Creatives

 Learn the ins and outs of how to create a solid, air tight contract for any creative field

Ashlee Hightower specializes in creating contracts for creatives and she wants to share her tips and tricks to creating contracts that serve their purpose. Lear how to craft a contract and what to use when with this workshop!

Cocktails, materials and good company included - $25

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Writing In Style

Writing In Style: Learn calligraphy from a pro and how to write on different surfaces - not just paper!

Learn how to writing modern, elegant calligraphy from Nika Smernoff of Calligraphette & Co. She will walk you through various techniques and styles on paper and then translate the work to the surface of guests choosing, either a pot or picture frame! And you get to take it home!

cocktails, materials, frame or pot to take home and good company included - $45

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

PAST EVENT: Home Styling 101: Tips and Tricks on How to Style Shelves, Tablescapes and More, to Make Your Home WOW!

Join Shannon Claire Interiors to learn how to expertly style shelves, coffee tables and more to make the small spaces in your home WOW! Shannon will walk you through tips and tricks of what to use and how to use it to make a cohesive look. 

Cocktails, materials and good company included!

$25

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