#thecreatorclass Is Here
This is Free Agency
“For Creators, by Creators” - a concept that FREE is rooted in, and a concept that is channeled in every project we produce.
There’s a new kid on the block. We’ve been dedicating our time as of late to setting it in motion, and we think it's time you meet The Creator Class: A Movement In The Making.
@thecreatorclass was honoured to be a part of the @streetdreamsmag Issue 004 launch in New York last night.
We look forward to sharing much more of #thecreatorclass x #streetdreamsmag partnership.
Wandered the woods with @kxvn & @vanessacesario_ in pursuit of the perfect photo.
Watch S.I.Y. On @thecreatorclass - link in bio.
Composer/composure, @pauljungdiary. #thecreatorclass
Pekoe, pitch, and parking lots with @themelodyh & @gabrielahansolo.
Watch the newest episode of ORIGINALS on @thecreatorclass - link in bio.
The Creator's Toolkit: Sharna Martorella
How do you describe a self-professed maximalist who’s favourite colour is all the colours all at once? A nu-age dadist, former punk rock purveyor, forever board enthusiast- he moves in his own way. By noon he’s already biked the 9 miles up the beach trail to UCLA. By nightfall he’s completed 2-5 new projects each day. If art is his witty comeback to the world- there’s no denying this prolific creator has much to say. Stationed from his workspace with an ocean view, there’s clearly only one way to describe the man with cartoon depictions of sunny side up eggs hanging on his wall: Tyler Spangler. Easy.
We could go on and on about how Van City's Stephanie Le is the crème de la crème brûlée of food bloggers. Or about how her mouth-watering photography has earned her such accolades as Blog of The Year. We could even marvel at her ability to whip anything together with three basic tools: a knife, a cutting board, and a cast iron pan. But instead we'll just say “pumpkin ricotta pancakes” because girl, you had us at breakfast food.
If Winnie Truong ran the world the streets would be filled the candy-haired pedestrians taking 45 minutes each morning to enjoy the outdoors. We’d start our days with a cup of tea and braids + buns would be the mane attraction. If Winnie Troung ran the world our workdays would be fuelled by podcasts and comedians chats. We’d all sport flowing locks like Mariah Carey circa 1997. Most importantly though, if Winnie Truong ran the world we’d all have chill studios with a window seat just like her's.... hey, a girl can dream…
It’s an urban takeover of the Toronto shoreline when artist Trevor Wheatley and TV host Liz Trinnear go below zero. Continuing Wheatley’s series of urban dictionary sculptures, the collaborators resurrect an icy monument, documenting its deterioration over an afternoon. We’re calling this our daily dose of creativity on the rocks. Best served chilled. Hold the glitter. Naturally something so chill/fancy/fresh is deserving of a high-fiving dog.
Based on his nomadic tendencies you might assume that Andrew Knapp uses the term “hometown” loosely. True, shaking the habitual comes easy when the bioluminescent Texan shoreline is calling your name. Plus, who needs Wall Street when you’ve got a workspace on wheels planted amongst the sandstone formations of the northern Verde Valley? Fact is- this hyper wanderer is a hardbent perveyor for smalltown pride. Of course that’s not to say he’s going home anytime soon. As the saying goes: home is where the pour-over Guatemalan medium roast is.
It’s easy to get lost in a Robert Storey set. When multihued graphics and surrealist sculptures play host to models and designer good alike, we’re often left questioning our state of consciousness: Pinch me, I must be dreaming? True the world of Robert Storey seems more seussian than Saks Fifth Ave., but snap back to reality and the real world implications are plain as day. With names like Kenzo, Victoria Beckham, Vogue, and Wallpaper* Magazine calling on the NYC creative you better believe he’s a set designing dream come true. Equally well-versed in pantone colour charts and artistic husteling, we couldn’t image a better toolkit to peep than one belonging to the craftsman (re: magician) himself. After chatting bucklists and recent travels, we’ve only got one thing left to ask you, Robert. Regarding your Nike Pop-Up display… Can we live here? Please?
Say it twice for good measure- Ben Skinner’s got that win win method. All puns and wordplay for days his neon signs tell it like it is. Spoken in rounds, the phonetics from his mélange of traditional and nontraditional art supplies are loud and clear. Surprise surprise he’s a Vancouver creator. Don’t forget the mug shots of mugs and lit up maxims. For that- your table surface hogging is much encouraged if we get more art like “Twice on Sundays” out of the deal. That’s because in Ben Skinner’s world everyday is like Sunday and Morrissey lyrics read like an art piece.
In this interview Evan Prosofsky mentioned that he'd be stoked to meet the President, so I figured I’d get the ball rolling….
Obama, if you’re listening, this is one guy you want on your side. A friend to Grimes, an Arcade Fire favourite, he’s a certifiable lens mater flex. Creating away from traditional film hubs Evan brings that certain Canadian somethin’ somethin’ to cinematography. Before hitting the Alberta open-road the true north legend let us in on playing big serious games of pretend and his traveling toolkit.