SHOP CLASS: It's about how

Join us for the third annual SHOP CLASS series, a five-session mashup of innovative thinkers, innovative doers and curious bystanders. SHOP CLASS is designed to showcase Richmond’s creative best and push new thinking by blurring the lines between creator and creative minded.

Organized and hosted by Peter Fraser, Ansel Olson, John Sarvay, Lauren Boynton and Lauren Stewart, each SHOP CLASS session is a two-hour, hands-on discovery zone centered in the historic Marvin Lang Building on West Broad Street.

Most classes are free to attend, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Classes begin promptly at 6 pm.


10.02.13 – Session 1
SHOP CLASS: FINDING VISION featuring David Shields, Ansel Olson & Peter Fraser
Join us for a social media-led photo scavenger hunt through the city exploring what you see and how you perceive and interpret the visual world around you. The hunt will be followed by a critique in the Marvin Lang Building studio.
> Learn more and register

10.09.13 – Session 2
SHOP CLASS: YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT featuring Amy George of Modern Atelier
This class is designed to allow any lover of scent to unlock the mysteries of fragrance. We will discuss how scent affects us, how scents are ‘composed’, and how fragrance design intersects with the other senses. After several interactive exercises designed to demystify the art and science of beginning perfumery, each student will have the chance to create a custom perfume of their choosing.
> Learn more and register

 10.23.13 – Session 3
SHOP CLASS: GOOD TOUCH, BAD TOUCH featuring Richmond Comedy Coalition
During SHOP CLASS: Good Touch, Bad Touch, a team from The Coalition Theater will lead the class through improv exercises that explore the way touch, objects and physical space communicate emotion and memory. Entering the same mindset the Coalition uses to create entire shows without scripts, sets or directors, participants will explore the connections between themselves and the objects around them.
> Learn more and register

11.06.13 - Session 5 – Please note: This event date has changed!
SHOP CLASS: MAKING LIGHT INTO MUSIC featuring Steve Van Dam and Video in Music
This class will push the boundaries of the senses as we explore the connection between touch, sight and sound. Steve Van Dam will walk us through the ideology behind Video in Music (ViM), a revolutionary new app where users create original music videos by playing with visual representations of sounds. ViM enables both musicians and non-musicians to have an immersive artistic experience. With the touch of a finger, users bring music to life by playing with visual representations of beats, chords and melodies that move and react in real time.
Learn more and register