Namta Connect Zoom Schedule

The Theater • The Cafe • Demo Alley


Namta Connect is a Namta-Member Benefit
  • Events/Sessions all take place on the Zoom Platform
  • Times listed are Eastern Time - TIME ZONE CONVERTER
  • Zoom Links will be sent to you by email directly from Namta the day-before, and the day-of the Session
  • Contact Rick with questions or if you are interested in presenting.

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Global Creative Inc.





John Darland is President and CEO of Global Creative, Inc., an Oregon-based manufacturing and distribution business specializing in quality art and creative supplies. For 20+ years as president of the former Imagination International Inc. and now through Global Creative, Inc., John is committed to sharing quality products and tools that enrich the lives of artists everywhere.




Jennifer Dove has worked with many coloring mediums throughout her life and has found alcohol markers to be her sweet spot. For more than 11 years, Jennifer has been committed to teaching others coloring techniques through her own social media channels, consumer education classes, and her own brand of curriculum-based weekend events, Jenn Dove’s Boot Camp.






Thursday - May 6

3 pm EDT

NEW
Sketchmarker
Brush Pro
Markers and Ink

John Darland and Jennifer Dove present the new Sketchmarker Brush Pro marker and ink refill line from Global Creative Inc.

These affordable, professional style pens feature Japanese alcohol-based ink in a palette of 400 colors.

Join us to learn why your customers will love the quality nibs, vibrant color, refills and attractive price-point of the Sketchmarker Brush Pro.




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Tuesday -
May 11
11:30 am EDT

Namta Member Roundtable

As we move forward to the exciting co-location of Namta and AFCI in Orlando next April we want to hear your thoughts of what you would like to see included on the co-located shows.

 

Please join us…

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 Thursday - May 13
3 pm EDT

Kizer & Bender
Move Over Millennials:

What it Takes to Connect with Generation Z    
In 2019 Generation Z surpassed the Millennials as the largest generation in the U.S. And while Millennials have been busy killing off well-loved traditions, Generation Z is more interested in starting them. The kids of Gen Z are growing up and they are all about change. They are tweaking existing businesses to more suit their needs and the retail industry is one of them. During this presentation you will learn what it takes to capture Gen Z’s attention and keep them coming back for more.


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Hosted by
David Pyle
(Pyle Creative Studio)
and
Tricia Waddell
(ArtistNetwork.com and Golden Peak Media).


Tuesday -  May 18
3 pm EDT

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(DEI)
in the Creative Products Communities

Managing toward DEI isn’t just the right and ethical thing to do; it makes irrefutable business sense. 

Join us for a panel discussion with a group of leaders and advocates within the creative products market. We’ll discuss the current climate around DEI, the business reasons for taking action, and what goals are realistic for our community.

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Join Wendy Hickey, Executive Director of ArtPop Street Gallery for this informative session. The mission of ArtPop Street Gallery is to showcase local artists by featuring their art in public spaces and equipping them to achieve sustainable success.

 



Wednesday - May 19

3 pm EDT



Support Local Artists'
Small Businesses

"We make art accessible to all people in the communities we serve because everyone deserves access to local art. How do we do this? Through our Cities Programs and Inspiration Projects."

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 Thursday - May 20
3 pm EDT


Daylight Company

How to Set Up a Selfie Station
in Your Store
for Social Media Posts

presented by Erin Margerum

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Thursday  - May 20

6 pm EDT

Blackberry Rosemary Bramble Cocktail Happy Hour




Special Guest Jamie Markle will discuss his new book -
Drawing for Beginners

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Presented by
Cristina Jacobs
Speedball Demo Artist, giving you the inside scoop on
Speedball Speed Screens™. 



Tuesday - May 25
3 pm EDT


Photo Emulsion Stencils
in Minutes!


Speedball Speed Screens are a new product offering that removes the time, cost, and energy of coating a screen for the photo emulsion method of Screen Printing! Fast and easy, these pre-coated mesh sheets will have your customers printing in no time.  Christina will walk you through how fast and easy photo emulsion screen printing can be with these exciting new pre-coated mesh sheets.

Pictured with her husband Dennis, Christina is an illustration/screen printing artist from in Madison Heights, MI.
She creates pieces of art that not only tell a story, but take you on a journey through space and nature. Every piece displays their finely tuned ability to tap into each of her own desires to set off into the wild. Taking inspiration from their travels and home base near Detroit, every original illustration is one-of-a-kind right down to the uniquely blended inks. The narrative quality of their work has been sought out by like-minded storytellers, including musicians, filmmakers, comedians, and game designers.


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Wednesday - May 26

Art Advocacy
Info Coming


 

Thursday - June 3
3 pm EDT



Beginners Craft Vinyl Screen Printing

Presented by Speedball Art Products

It's time to grab those vinyl cutters and get ready to PRINT!  In this fun and engaging demonstration, Jennifer Sanderson of Pigskins & Pigtails will take viewers step-by-step through screen printing with vinyl stencils.  Providing an inexpensive and accessible introduction to screen printing, the new Beginner Screen Printing Craft Vinyl Kit is the first all-in-one kit perfect for anyone wanting to use their vinyl stencils to create an endless range of personalized fashion, craft and home décor projects, making it the perfect addition to your printmaking, wearables or paper crafting aisles.

Jennifer Sanderson is a lover of all things craft and a DIY screen printing extraordinaire!  The solopreneur behind Pigskins & Pigtails for over 10 years, Jennifer has assembled a large and loyal following across her social media platforms all seeking design inspiration for a range of creative and accessible do-it-yourself projects.  Her immense insight made her the ideal partner to develop Speedball’s new Beginner Screen Printing Craft Vinyl Kit and her contribution has made this one of Speedball’s most successful launches to date.

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 Tuesday -June 8

3 pm EDT

Retailer Roundtable

Thursday - June 10


Kizer & Bender


6 Month Retail Check -Up  

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Thursday - June 17

5 pm EDT

Happy Hour
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Tuesday -
June 22

3 pm EDT

The Trusted Guide:
Sales Skills
for the Creative Products Staff

Session 1 of 4

The Trusted Advisor

Presented by David Pyle

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Tuesday - June 29
3 pm EDT

The Trusted Guide:
Sales Skills
for the Creative Products Staff

Session 2 of 4

Communication Breakdown

Presented by David Pyle

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Tuesday - July 13
3 pm EDT

The Trusted Guide:
Sales Skills
for the Creative Products Staff


Session 3 of 4

The Insights & Solution Dialog


Presented by David Pyle

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Thursday - July 8

Kizer & Bender  

Brand Aid: How to Build a Unique and Memorable Brand

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Thursday
- July 15


Happy Hour

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Tuesday - July 20
3 pm EDT


The Trusted Guide:
Sales Skills
for the Creative Products Staff

Session 4 of 4

The Invisible Close

Presented by David Pyle

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Thursday - July 22


Retailer Roundtable