CONS Project

Cons announced the fifth installment of CONSProject. Registration is now open for "Making & Designing Skate Decks" in New York, Boston, LA, and Toronto.

  • As Converse CONS announces the fifth installment of CONSProject, a series of free community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art and music seminars, registration is now open for “Making & DesigningSkate Decks” in key cities throughout North America including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Toronto today at
  • Encouraging aspiring builders, designers, and skaters between the ages of 13-24 to register today, “Making & Designing Skate Decks” will teach participants how to build a skateboard – from start to finish. From sizing and shaping raw wood, to assembling and designinghandmade decks, workshops will be led by renowned skateboard creator and founder of non-profit skateboard manufacturing organization, CreateASkate, Paul Schmitt and Brooklyn-based graphic designer, Grotesk in New York; key members of CreateASkate and California-based artist and owner of $lave Skateboards, Ben Horton in Los Angeles; Paul Schmitt, and visual artist, Todd Francis in Boston; and key members of CreateASkate and Canadian artist and printmaker, Jacob Jurkiewicz in Toronto. Renowned professional skaters – as well as CONS Skate Team members and friends of CONS alike – such as Aaron Herrington,  Eli ReedQuim Cardona, and Dolan Stearns, will also be on-hand to work with builders and artists in each city.
  • The anticipated follow-up to the past four workshops - “Building Skate Structures” in August;  “Filming Skate Videos,” in October, and “Creative Recycling” in November, and “Zine Making & Printing" in February - "Making & Designing Skate Decks" is the fifth of five workshops in this CONS Project series. See below for workshop schedule.


  • CONS Project: New York - April 4
    • With Paul Schmitt, Grotesk and Pro Skater, Aaron Herrington
      1. Saturday, April 4 from 11am to 5pm
      2. Chemistry Creative / 305 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
  • CONS Project: Los Angeles - April 4
    • With CreateASkate, Ben Horton, and Pro Skater, Dolan Stearns
      1. Saturday, April 4 from 11am to 5pm
      2. Lot 613 / 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • CONS Project: Boston - April 11
    • With Paul Schmitt, Todd Francis and Pro Skater, Eli Reed
    • Saturday, April 11 from 11am to 5pm
    • The Market Skate Park / 206 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
      • Free shuttle rides to and from The Market Skate Park will be provided from Orchard Skateshop in Allston 
  • CONS Project: Toronto - April 11
    • With CreateASkate, Jacob Jurkiewicz, and Pro Skater, Quim Cardona
    • Saturday, April 11 from 11am to 5pm
    • 358 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6K 1Z8
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