BLACK ANCHOR ACADEMY
2015 marked the first Black Anchor Academy workshop at Black Anchor Collective. Since then we have put on more than a dozen special workshops and events focused on taking tattoo artists to the next level. Our workshops and seminars were the first of their kind combining fine art and tattooing in a hands on experience. Now Black Anchor Academy has expanded worldwide and you will now be able to participate in special events no matter where you are from. Our goal is to provide rare and specialized education to tattoo artists with the help of amazing artists like Michael Hussar, Shawn Barber, Chet Zar, and more. Check out some of the past events we have done below and then sign up for the Academy newsletter so you will be the first to know about the events we have coming up.
PAINTING & TATTOOING WORKSHOP with SHAWN BARBER and NIKKO HURTADO
In September 2017 Black Anchor LA hosted it's first Academy event with artist Shawn Barber and Nikko Hurtado. These two amazing artists taught a 2 -day workshop about inspiration, reference, tones, and color tattoo realism. The event featured a human skull for reference and Barber brought many of his works to the gallery so students could see his work up close and personal.
SCULPTING & TATTOOING WORKSHOP FEATURING CHET ZAR and NIKKO HURTADO
In April 2017 artists Chet Zar and Nikko Hurtado teamed up to do a special sculpting and tattooing workshop which focused on texture, depth, and shadows. Each student created a full head sculpture based on Chet Zar's creation and the next day tattooed the image on a Pound of Flesh arm.
OIL PAINTING & TATTOOING WORKSHOP with MICHAEL HUSSAR and NIKKO HURTADO
November 2016 marked the first collaboration between artist Michael Hussar and Nikko Hurtado as they taught a 2 -day workshop about color theory, oil painting, and color tattoo realism. The event featured a live model for reference and Hussar brought some of his most iconic paintings for the students to see in detail.
BLACK ANCHOR COLLECTIVE ACADEMY
This special event was a 3-day workshop featuring all of the artists at Black Anchor Collective teaching seminars. Aric Taylor taught photography basics, Ben Ochoa taught marketing, Carlos Rojas taught color portraits, Jamie Schene taught coverups, Mat Hurtado taught oil painting basics, and Nikko Hurtado finished the workshop with a full day tattooing workshop.