Talk about what makes images compelling & if a photo is worth 1000 words, making them the right ones. Instructed by Greg Inda, photographer for Glitter Guild Burlesque.
In this advanced class we talk about the "why" behind what we do. What makes our artistic voices unique and how to stretch ourselves to be better. We'll talk about the stories our images tell and how to make them more compelling. The lessons in this class are applicable regardless of your experience level. You only need to bring your camera if you have specific questions, in which case please bring your camera manual as well.
Learn the basics of photography in this class focused on you & your questions. Instructed by Greg Inda, photographer for Glitter Guild Burlesque.
Learn the basics of how your camera works and how to take control of of the settings to start creating the images you want, not what the camera wants. We'll talk about what proper exposure is, some basic composition techniques, and answer all the questions that have been bugging you about your camera. This class will talk about everything from iPhones to the most complex dSLR systems on the market. You only need to bring your camera if you have specific questions, in which case please bring your camera manual as well.
Elements of Burlesque: Learn the tools burlesque performers use to create routines & develop a short routine of your own! Instructed by MsPixy of Glitter Guild Burlesque.
A beginner-level class introducing participants to burlesque Persona, Aesthetic Presentation, the Reveal, the Tease, and more. In this part mini-lecture, part choreography workshop you’ll develop a short routine of your own to reveal in the bedroom or on a stage. Participants should wear something that makes you feel your best and should bring an ‘outer layer’—ideally something that zips, snaps, or buttons—to use for practicing striptease techniques. This class can be taken alone or paired with Burlesque 102: Dance Intensive. This class is available to participants ages 18+ of all genders and body types.
Burlesque Dance Intensive: Learn a pre-choreographed burlesque routine in a fun, friendly ‘dance class’ setting. Instructed by MsPixy of Glitter Guild Burlesque.
Learn a pre-choreographed burlesque routine from beginning to end. An active, movement-focused class that will have you on your feet for a full hour. Participants should wear comfortable clothing in which they feel their best and bring a pair of gloves (evening gloves or lightweight fall/winter gloves are fine) and an outler later that sips, snaps, or buttons down the front. Participants may wear high heels but it is not required. This class puts in to motion many of the concepts explored in Burlesque 101: Elements of Burlesque, but can be taken on its own. This class is available to participants 18+ of all genders and body types.
Burlesque Costuming Basics: Learn to create striptease costumes that look great & come off smoothly so you can tease with ease. Instructed by MsPixy of Glitter Guild Burlesque.
What to wear when you want go get bare down to there? Learn to create striptease attire that looks great in motion and comes off exactly when and how you want it to. We’ll cover common hazards to avoid, tips and tricks for creating a cohesive look from top to bottom, and resources for finding well-constructed burlesque costuming staples from pasties to corsets and everything in between. Samples costumes will be available for participants to peruse. This class is available to participants ages 18+ of all genders and body types.
Advanced Burlesque Choreography: Take your striptease game to the next level with techniques that will push your creative boundaries. Instructed by MsPixy of Glitter Guild Burlesque.
Designed for those with some dance and/or burlesque experience looking to take their performance game to the next level. This movement workshop mixes modern dance theory with burlesque gimmick to provide inspiration and guidance for infusing your routines with unique, creative, and innovative movement and storytelling. This class is available to participants ages 18+ of all genders and body types. No prior burlesque experience is required, but a background in dance/performance of some kind preferred.
Insert sassy burlesque persona confidence at the gaming table & in everyday life with pointers from national burlesque performer, Pepper Mills!
Are you shy? Do you find yourself nervous in crowds? Not sure how to make your PCs stand out at the gaming table? Do you recognize that you have a personality that you would like to share with the world but you're just not sure how? National burlesque performer and sassy personality, Pepper Mills will share the tips, advice, and techniques that she uses on stage and off that she has acquired during her burlesque career. Attendees will be empowered to readily embrace their inner sassiness and find the confidence from within to help them enjoy the stage of life.
Cosplay photography on the Con Floor: Learn techniques to make the most of your cosplay photography. Instructed by Greg Inda, photographer for Glitter Guild Burlesque.
Learn tips for photographing cosplay on the con floor. Our focus will be on utilizing the available light, filling the frame with what's important, eliminating unpleasant backgrounds/distracting elements, and techniques to maximize your brief time with busy cosplayers. Nothing in this workshop is camera specific and all are welcome. You only need to bring your camera if you have specific questions, in which case please bring your camera manual as well. Workshop will include a Q&A session to address your specific questions. Beginners welcome. All ages welcome.