Converse CONS Hosts a Skate Deck Making Workshop in Brooklyn for CONS Project: New York
Check out our photos from the awesome community workshop with Converse and Professor Paul Schmitt.
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This past weekend, Converse CONS hosted the fifth installment of CONS Project: New York, a series of free workshops and events that promote creativity through skate, music, and art through collaborations with musicians, pro skaters, artists, and other experts. For the final installment, CONS invited boys and girls between 13 and 24 to participate in a "Making & Designing Skate Decks" workshop led by renowned skateboard designer and founder of CreateaSkate.org, Paul Schmitt.
Professor Schmitt gave a brief presentation about what goes into making decks, from the best types of wood to the amount of force that skaters exert when they land tricks on their boards. After a demonstration on how to measure and cut templates with Converse CONS Skateboard Ambassador, Aaron Herrington, each of the participants were given the opportunity to design and create their own decks with the help of Professor Schmitt and other skilled craftsmen, including Dan Carreiro who was in charge of shaping the boards.
Legendary artist and graphic designer Grotesk was also there to talk deck graphics, and to help turn freshly cut decks into works of art with assistance by @IndelibleFunk. Check out more photos below from the workshop and head to the ConsProject website for more information about their other events.