Good Snake wants to shaRE - HOW TO LEARN FROM GOOD SNAKE

Join us in Memphis at the Creative Works Conference this October!

Three days designed to connect, inspire and empower a driven creative community. Your community.

At our Saturday workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a new perspective on how design can promote accessibility for users while painting letters by hand. No design or painting experience is necessary to take part in this workshop, just be ready to have a great time, get a little messy, and learn how old school methods used in traditional sign painting remain just as relevant in today's design landscape. Click for more info!

 

in-studio courses from good snake

Each year, we offer full-day courses on the following topics at our studio in Austin, Texas. Keep an eye out for the next one!

How to paint letters

Our brush lettering courses are our most popular- for good reason. We paint letters. All. The. Time. We teach students of all backgrounds and levels the proper tools and techniques for painting basic to advanced lettering by hand. We lead courses for aspiring sign painters, more advanced sign painters who could use some guidance, and anyone else who thinks an intensive 6-8 hours going over the finer points of lettering and layout are a great way to spend a Saturday (or any other day). To our graphic design friends- don’t worry, our brush lettering courses will be great for you, too! We provide designers with fresh perspective on how typography, placement, size, and color pull a message together beyond your computer screen and into the real world.

HOW TO MURAL

Every time a mural is painted without primer, a snake cries. Learn to avoid this and other mishaps from the people who paint on walls for a living. We show our students the correct way to plan and paint murals for interior and exterior applications. We go over all the tips, tricks, and shortcuts, from bringing your small paper sketch to life on a large wall, to selecting the right tools for the job, so that your mural project can be efficient and fun, and your work can outlive those other murals down the block.

How to run a creative business

Did your college forget to teach you how to actually make a living as a creative? So did ours. Don’t worry, we’ve already made all the mistakes for you. We teach other creatives how to work with clients, organize their time and resources, and maximize the potential of every project, all while earning an actual living.

 

OUT-OF-STUDIO COURSES

If you own a business, direct a business, or have a role managing brand identity and/or design at work, we'd love to help you communicate in new ways with your audience. Get in touch for information about group sign painting workshops and other hands-on design thinking training opportunities for in-house creative teams, company retreats, and conferences.


Some topics we’d sure love to expand on at your conference / on your podcast / in your documentary

  • running a sustainable and ethical business as a creative

  • why creatives, like everyone else, deserve to be paid a living wage, and how to make that happen

  • how to connect with clients and employers who respect you, and how to quickly spot and avoid the ones who won’t

  • how to find clients and employers who share your values

  • why the inclusion of diverse voices is good for all of us

  • you get what you pay for: why quality is worth the investment

  • you have two options: good, fast, or cheap; choose wisely

  • how to combine traditional design methods with new technology in today’s visual landscape

  • how to get your message across with good design

  • human-centered design thinking

  • the value of taking creative risk