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D.I.C.E. | REDUX: A Conference for Creatives

D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovation, Creativity, and Energy) brings together creatives, artists, and designers for a half-day symposium featuring speakers whose work celebrates and advocates the value of good design. Join us for D.I.C.E. 2019 as we explore the theme REDUX. While the ideas of the past are always revived, D.I.C.E. will delve into how design re-imagines and re-envisions those ideas, and fits them into contemporary environments. Without history and context, our world would not be as complex and interesting, and arguably, neither would design. 2019 D.I.C.E. presenters have been challenged to examine the concept of REDUX and how it is applied to the design process. 

As part of the symposium, D.I.C.E. will host a chair design competition that challenge designers to re-imagine the basic aluminum folding lawn chair, an easily recognizable with much the potential for evolution and innovation. For more information on D.I.C.E., the speakers and the chair competition, please visit designconferencenv.com


2:30 pm | Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani of Los Angeles-based, Scout Regalia
3:30 pm | D.I.C.E. Design Competition Award
4 pm | Kerry Rohrmeier on Washoe ArTrail
5 pm | Beer & Bites
6 pm | Keynote Speaker: Rick Joy, Principal of Studio Rick Joy

AIA members can earn three (3) AIA LU(Learning Units) by attending the full event. 

NOTE: If you are not able to participate in the full D.I.C.E. Conference, but would like to purchase a ticket to the Keynote lecture featuring Rick Joy, please click here for a separate ticket option to attend the Keynote only. 

Art Clinic: Creating Moody Grays

Art clinics are offered on the 2nd Sundays of every month and provide a great introduction to specific painting techniques. Join us this Sunday and learn how to mix warm and cool grays to create atmosphere and mood to your work. A demonstration will be given at the beginning of class. Afterwards, students will work on their own projects. Instructor will be available for questions or assistance. Model will be present.

Supply List:

  • Open Palette
  • Selection of brushes
  • Palette knife
  • Painting Board or Canvas – 16×12 or smaller, is appropriate
  • Container/jar water and brushes
  • Paper towels

Instructor: Daniel Helzer

Ages: 18 and up / All Levels

Photography: Speed Lighting

Class Meets: Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, 2014

This photography class is for students who own, or are planning to own, a Speedlight for their cameras (The small flash that can be attached to the top of the camera). Students will learn how to create better light on and off the camera with this lighting accessory and go from flat ugly lighting, to creating light that can compete with expensive studio lighting. This class is perfect for those just learning about lighting, and professionals who are looking to add the power of Speedlights to their skill set.

Instructor: MD Welch

Ages: 15 and up / All levels

Required Supplies: A Speedlight is not required for the first week of class, but students will need to bring a Speedlight to class for the second week. Students will also need to bring their DSLR cameras, manuals, additional lenses, charged batteries for both Speedlights and cameras, as well as memory cards.

Suggested Supplies: Students may also want to purchase a light stand(s), umbrella adaptors, and a umbrella for their Speedlights. However, students may want to hold off on purchasing gear until after the first week of classes’ gear overview, so they know what to buy and not to buy. These additional materials would be used during the second week of class, and are not necessary for the first week.