Wooden Folk Portraits with Alex DeSpain
Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Wooden Folk Portraits with Alex DeSpain


Join Portland designer and illustrator Alex DeSpain for an afternoon of making wooden folk portraits. 

Alex is known for his vibrant and distinctive portrait illustrations and this is a great chance to work with him one-on-one in a relaxed environment. This workshop will ask you to identify a person in your life that you would like to honor by creating a wooden profile portrait. 

Materials, including pre-cut wooden canvases and paint are included in this workshop. 

Fee is $35 / Register via Eventbrite

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The Secret Lives of Plants W/ Flora Noble
Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Secret Lives of Plants W/ Flora Noble

The Secret Life of Houseplants
Hosted by Flora Noble

Registration at EventBrite

How much do we really know about the flora we bring into our homes- are they trying to communicate? Do they think our jokes are funny? Will they ever reveal their true selves? We don’t know the answers to these questions but we can share some insight on how to keep these mystical creatures happy and healthy for years to come.

In this houseplant workshop we’ll talk about choosing plants that will thrive in your space, how best to pot them up, and tips for care and maintenance to keep them lush and healthy.

Each participant will receive a houseplant care zine, a Flora Noble patch, and will be potting up their own plant from our selection of rooted cuttings to take home. We will also be answering any specific houseplant questions or concerns.

Flora Noble is a interior plant design and event rental studio run by husband and wife team Tyler and Elsa Lang.

Price per person $30

workshop length: 90mins

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Risograph Basics w/ Kate Bingaman-Burt
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

Risograph Basics w/ Kate Bingaman-Burt


Welcome to the Risograph Basics, Collage Experimentation and Mark Making Extravaganza!

REGISTER HERE!

Participants will take home and edition of 15, 2-color 11x17 prints of your own design plus one print from all of the workshop participants (your own starter print collection!)

Come and get to know Outlet's Barbara the Risograph!

Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Come and learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.

Once you complete this workshop, you will be able to schedule time with Kate to print your future print projects on Barbara the Riso.

This workshop includes all materials including paper and mark making supplies. It's a printing party and you are invited.
 

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The Nib Cartoon Screening Party
Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Nib Cartoon Screening Party

Over the summer, The Nib got comics artists from around the country to team up to create a hilarious response to our current political trashfire: an animated series that grapples with issues like climate change, reproductive rights, and Trump's terrible hair. Come celebrate the finale of the 10-episode webseries by drinking some refreshing icy beverages and laugh-crying at the state of the world. 

Facebook RSVP

We'll screen three episodes of the series that features art from cartoonists including Matt Bors, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Jen Sorensen, Tom Tomorrow, Maki Naro, and Joey Alison Sayers. 

And we're welcoming to town Australian comics journalist Eleri Harris, who has published comics with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald (and more!) and is now the Deputy Editor of The Nib.

Watch the animation series here: https://www.topic.com/the-nib

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Water Media w/ Tia Factor
Sep
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Water Media w/ Tia Factor

Come join Tia Factor at Outlet for an afternoon of exploration, play and technical skill-building using the flexible, fun, and versatile media of water, paper, and paint.

This 4-hour workshop will be the perfect introduction to water media for beginners or an excellent refresher for the more seasoned painter. Starting with a hands-on exploration of materials and techniques, participants will be given time for unrestricted play, discovering the medium and its many potentials through the interaction of pigments and hues, mark-making, multi-media, transparency, opacity, scraping, lifting, masking, etc.Participants will learn the value of improvisation and chance as they integrate and build upon those processes during the second half of the workshop, in which a more developed painting will take shape. Through the course, new ways of thinking about the medium, its flexibility, fluidity and improvisational nature, will be revealed in concert with the process of generating, planning, and translating ideas into physical form.

Our workshop will be capped at 6 people.

Sliding scale of 50-65 dollars per person. Register at Eventbrite

Tia Factor received her BFA from the California College of the Arts (CCA) and her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions from Oregon to Denmark, Chicago to Tasmania, and exhibited in such notable venues as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Richmond Art Center (CA), Oliver Art Center (CCA, Oakland), Southern Exposure (SF), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery (UT), Torrance Art Museum (CA), Swarm Gallery (CA), The Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe) and the Schneider Museum at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Factor has been featured in art magazines and on-line publications including Bear Deluxe, Stretcher, Artweek, New American Paintings, NAU NUA (Spain), art ltd., and in No Place, a catalog made possible by a RACC Professional Development Grant. She is a Senior Instructor for the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.

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Ice Cream Social + Drawing w/ Nishat Akhtar
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Ice Cream Social + Drawing w/ Nishat Akhtar

I.Scream: an ice cream social/anti social drawing night and print release by Nishat Akhtar

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Drawing has provided a lifetime of catharsis (and guided in career moves) for Nishat: when the pencil takes over, the noise of the day and life quiet down. This night is an invitation to come draw together, eat ice cream, talk (or not talk), and share the good space that drawing gives.  Nishat will have a few prints and things available for perusal and purchase. Attendees will be gifted a zine which includes some prompts for dealing with stressy/sad/salty times. Sass provided freely at the event as well as pencils and paper, but feel free to bring your own sketchpad, or whatever you love to draw with. This event is FREE and sponsored by Design Week Portland

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Risograph Basics W/ Kate Bingaman-Burt
Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Risograph Basics W/ Kate Bingaman-Burt

Welcome to the Risograph Basics, Collage Experimentation and Mark Making Extravaganza!

Participants will take home and edition of 15, 2-color 11x17 prints of your own design plus one print from all of the workshop participants (your own starter print collection!)

Come and get to know Outlet's Barbara the Risograph!

Register HERE!

Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Come and learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.

Workshop fee is on a sliding scale of $50-$65 (the ticket is donation, so please input your price at check out).  All materials, including paper and mark making supplies are included. This fee also grants you appointment only usage of the risograph for your future printing projects. 

It's a printing party and you are invited.

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas
Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas

We are so pleased to be welcoming back Evan Dumas for another round of his excellent coping with creative burnout workshops! Come and join us for round two of running out of fucks to give!

Register HERE!

Do you miss giving a fuck like you used to? Are you running on fumes? Would fumes be an improvement? Passion and creativity are fickle, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Let’s gather and learn to prevent burnout and passion fatigue through acknowledgment, acceptance, and action. Of course, lots of swearing helps.

What we’ll cover in 120 minutes:
- How to give a fuck when you don’t have a fuck to give.
- Where did the fucks go?
- How to give less fucks to things that don’t give a fuck back.
- How to save up your fucks.
- How to give a fuck about each other and ourselves.

Price: $25-50 sliding scale (the ticket is donation, so please input your price at check out)

Bio:
Evan Dumas works in the space between mental health counseling and standup comedy. Previously burned out from a local ad agency, now a trained counselor, he’s on a mission to help others through humor and seriousness. He gives a fuck about helping passionate people stay passionate.

 

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COMPLETE NOVEL READING + OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY FOR MAMMOTHER
Aug
19
6:16am 6:16am

COMPLETE NOVEL READING + OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY FOR MAMMOTHER

Zachary Schomburg's first novel, Mammotherwill be officially published by Featherproof Books on Sept. 26. To celebrate his novel's release, Zachary will read the entirety of his 350 page novel at Outlet from sunrise to sunset. His reading will be accompanied at various times by local ambient/minimalist musicians including Angie Sabin (Common Starling), Johnny Ziegler (Phone Call), Derek Hunter Wilson (Beacon Sound), Jonathan Raissi (Yasna), Cake Eater (Ben & Kyle Morton), Edgar MP and Shannon Rose Steele (Typhoon). After the novel's completion at sunset, there will be a DJ and an after-reading reception. Mammother will be available for sale at a special discount throughout the reading, along with merchandise from the musicians. Open to the public. Bring your own blanket or folding chair if you want, and your own snacks and drinks to share with Zachary. The reading will also be available via livestream. This will be the first reading in a 20 town reading tour in the late summer and fall. 

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Scout Books Stencil Workshop
Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Scout Books Stencil Workshop

Summertime is Stencil time!

Scout Books will be hosting a hand-printing workshop at  on Thursday, August 17th from 6-9pm. Learn how to create your own beautiful personalized notebook covers using hand-cut stencils. 

Workshop fee of $30 includes your own 10 pack (choose kraft, gray, black), all materials, and clear instructions and guidance from Scout Books superstars Sonya and Laura. Our workshop is in collaboration with Anna Joyce whose colorful elegant designs, and book Stamp, Stencil, Paint will bring great inspiration.

We'll bring all the supplies, you bring all your flair!

See you there! 

Register HERE! 

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Adam Garcia + Barbara The Risograph Print Jam
Aug
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Adam Garcia + Barbara The Risograph Print Jam

Join us as we celebrate the release of the newest issue of the Design Week Portland Journal on August 15th from 6-9. The theme for this month's issue is VISION. Adam Garcia is this issue's featured illustrator and we will be joining him and having a Risograph print jam on Outlet's Barbara the Riso.

Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to walk away with a risograph print of the artwork that Adam illustrated for this month's Design Week Portland Journal? Want to explore and experiment and make some collaborative prints with Adam and Barbara the Riso? Come and join us for prints and a cash bar to support DWP, featuring beer and cider from our friends at Hopworks! Facebook RSVP here.

About the Series: The Design Week Portland Journal hosts monthly events at Outlet to celebrate the launch of each new issue. Through design-centered workshops, salon discussions, and social activities, you'll get to join the conversation first-hand and meet the designers and writers who contributed their voices IRL.

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Coming up Rosa
Aug
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Coming up Rosa

Join us for a pop-up celebration of all things pink! And shop Helado Rosa's limited-edition summer collection of hand-crafted works by Mexican artisans + hand-picked vintage from the American Southwest, before the site goes live on 8/7.

Artist Karen McAlister Shimoda will join us with a selection of limited-edition prints + original drawings + small paintings, designer Rebecca Nguyen will debut a selection of clothing + objects from her new label ĐIỆN, and Frida Kahlo-inspired floral pieces will be provided by designer Lula Brooks. 

Portland's own Alma Chocolate will be sampling + selling a variety of treats, including Mexican truffles and rosewater caramels. 

PLUS: Paloma cocktails + Victoria beer! And sweet vintage Mexican tunes on the turntable all afternoon + early evening. 

AND: 10% of every Helado Rosa purchase you make is always donated directly to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in support of their mission to protect Latino civil rights in the United States. 

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Collage Club presented by PSU Graphic Design
Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Collage Club presented by PSU Graphic Design

Collage Club is a gathering for those interested in creating cut paper work in a fun community environment. Held bi-monthly over the summer, we’ll produce work under a chosen theme and come together to produce a zine showcasing our work. The space is a gathering for folks of all artistic skill levels, and is a way to keep the creativity flowing over the course of summer vacation. Everyone Welcome! 

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Business Card Workshop W/ Eugenie Jolivett Fontana
Jul
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Business Card Workshop W/ Eugenie Jolivett Fontana

Let’s create your own professional-quality business cards (for non-designers) on a budget. So you’ve been having a wonderful conversion at a event or party about your business and the “Do you have a card?” moment arises. It’s in that moment you think about the reason not showing or not having cards. Because you know that it’s your brands first impression in the offline world, you tell “that story” and think about putting it on the “to do list”. This Business Card Design Workshop will equip you with all that’s needed to develop and create a business card you feel good about presenting.

From the layout, file preparation for print, and the materials choice, this practical workshop will guide and inspire you through the different steps of the creative process. We’re working with a small amount of content for the workshop that will aid you in this beginner level experience.

REGISTER HERE! 
(all tickets price will be donated to w(here) we are, an organization that supports and empowers under represented creatives of color/ LGBTQ+ in the creative industries).

Other then your brain, bring:

  • Your own WiFi ready laptop.
  • Using Adobe Photoshop for file preparation for print {you can get a 1-month free trial from Adobe. Please have the app ready on your device before session begins so we can spend more time creating!}
  • Printers cost NOT included. {there will be a list of printers to choice from for your budget needs!!}

Bio:
Gather & Garner was founded by Eugenie Jolivett Fontana. Being in the creative world is a significant part of her life.  From her first play in primary school, being the lead singer of an Acid Jazz band, to establishing a design studio, the arts never seem to stop calling her name. The “left side” of her brain has also calls to her. Which was often utilized during the first business she co-founded.  Her company worked within a wide range of industries and received awards from companies like Adobe® Systems.

Eugenie’s worked on projects outside of the interactive design arena, which involved the curation of gallery exhibitions and events. After devoting her time in Fontana Studios, as well as continuing to develop her own creative ventures, she has created Gather & Garner to share her knowledge (along side with other professionals, creatives, and makers). This is an opportunity to support and collaborate with one another from multiple disciplinaries/ backgrounds and unleash your potential.

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TBD Discussion Group: The Grid
Jul
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

TBD Discussion Group: The Grid

Presented by TBD. TBD is a design discussion group based in Portland, Oregon. This event is free and open to the public.

For our next meeting, we will be discussing the myriad aspects of the grid in design, technology, politics, perception, and art. Our goal for this meeting is to collect essays, quotations, photography, drawings, graphic works and release our first publication. This is an attempt to bring various forms of knowledge about the grid together into one place, in the hopes that it will reveal connection points between the contributors and participants.

If you would like to contribute to the publication please contact Nicolas Meier at (nicolasgmeier at gmail.com) or Nimi Einstein (nimieinstein at gmail.com). All contributions must be submitted by July 14th, 2017.

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Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas
Jul
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas

Do you miss giving a fuck like you used to? Are you running on fumes? Would fumes be an improvement? Passion and creativity are fickle, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Let’s gather and learn to prevent burnout and passion fatigue through acknowledgment, acceptance, and action. Of course, lots of swearing helps.

What we’ll cover in 90 minutes:
- How to give a fuck when you don’t have a fuck to give.
- Where did the fucks go?
- How to give less fucks to things that don’t give a fuck back.
- How to save up your fucks.
- How to give a fuck about each other and ourselves.

Price: $15-$30 sliding scale
Cash, Square, and Venmo accepted. Please contact evan@eedumas.com to reserve your spot.

Bio:
Evan Dumas works in the space between mental health counseling and standup comedy. Previously burned out from a local ad agency, now a trained counselor, he’s on a mission to help others through humor and seriousness. He gives a fuck about helping passionate people stay passionate.

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Introduction to Collage w/ Rob Lewis
Jul
15
11:00am11:00am

Introduction to Collage w/ Rob Lewis

Intro To Collage is a fun, experimental workshop designed to give attendees an artist’s perspective of the medium. We’ll explore what a collage is, the process of finding/archiving images for use, composition and process as well as different modes of making, inspiration, and a brief look at its impact on contemporary art/design. 

Registration HERE!

Rob Lewis is an Art Director at Portland based creative agency and studio Kamp Grizzly. He hates meetings, likes buying records just to look at the covers and can always tell when someone has moved something on his desk. Always.

http://kampgrizzly.com/

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Intro to Sign Painting with Brian Kaspr
Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to Sign Painting with Brian Kaspr

We are welcoming NYC based Brian Kaspr as he demonstrates the basics of brush lettering, discusses the merits of pink, the pitfalls of purple, and all the ways not to do things. This workshop will focus on straightforward script and "casual" uppercase block styles. This workshop will be geared more toward the beginner letterer, but know-it-alls are welcome too. Which techniques are real and which are road blocks to force you to struggle so B. Kaspr can get ahead in his freelance career? All will be revealed in this 3 hour workshop. 

FEE: $50 includes materials. Registration via Eventbrite.

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Poetry as Collaboration w/ Zachary Schomburg
Jul
12
to Aug 16

Poetry as Collaboration w/ Zachary Schomburg

Come join Zachary Schomburg this summer at Outlet for a six week Poetry and Collaboration workshop.

This will be a generative workshop with a particular attention toward collaboration. Through prompts, exercises, and readings that focus on the idea collaboration, participants will discover new ways of thinking about our own approach to writing, and ultimately learn how to write collaboratively with ourselves (whatever that means). For each of the six weeks, we will focus on a different kind of collaborative poetry writing: (1) with one other person, (2) with multiple people, (3) with a dead poet, (4) as an act of translation, (5) with a machine/computer, (6) and with any other kind of artist.

Our workshop will be capped at 6 people. We will meet once per week for 6 total weeks. 

$200 -$300 (Sliding Scale) total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

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Designing Creative Consciousness w/Sara Guest
Jun
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Designing Creative Consciousness w/Sara Guest

A workshop on building creative practice into our everyday lives.

How much further could we evolve in our quest for out-of-the-box thinking, if we were given access at a much earlier age to the same kinds of brainstorming sessions and facilitation techniques we practice inside our creative agencies? Let’s practice these skills together and learn from each other.

The workshop will include:

  • Discussion around good habits and practices
  • Exercises to feed your daily practice and build consciousness
  • Thoughts for inspiring the next generation
  • A collaborative resource list for taking next steps



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About the Series: The Design Week Portland Journal hosts monthly events at Outlet to celebrate the launch of each new issue. Through design-centered workshops, salon discussions, and social activities, you'll get to join the conversation first-hand and meet the designers and writers who contributed their voices IRL.

About the Facilitator: Sara Guest is a poet and facilitator. She works as Creative Manager for Swaim Strategies and volunteers with Write Around Portland, the Portland Underground Graduate School, and Showing Up for Racial Justice. She is a Delve Guide and member of the patron advisory council for Literary Arts, and a board member with Octopus Books.

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Aaron Jupin & C.W. Moss Book Release
Jun
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Aaron Jupin & C.W. Moss Book Release

The rager in the book world
Something you didn’t even know you were waiting for
Your dreams are made of this
Butts and Doodles

This is the Portland book-release of Aaron Elvis Jupin’s ‘Double Check You’re Alone’ and C.W. Moss’ ‘Butt-Buddies: A Fairy Tale’ — published by Stolen Books

Both books are filled with the previous two years worth of drawings

Hard-bound Sexiness
Pillows Squishiness
Prints Wowza
Pins Oooh-lala
Butts Booms
Bags Niceness

Come one, come all
This will be the only Portland event

Cash, Venmo, Paypal

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Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg
May
31
to Jul 5

Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg

Come join Zachary Schomburg this summer at Outlet for a six week Poetry workshop.

This will be a generative poetry workshop for poets at all levels. The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for six weeks with access to a small group of focused readers. After each workshop, Zachary will give the group a prompt/assignment to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in your group conversations. The participants will spend the beginning of the following week's workshop discussing your experiences with the assignment.

The workshop will be capped at 6 people, so everyone will get about 20 minutes of focused group discussion of their own new work at each meeting. The class will meet once per week for 6 total weeks. 

$200 -$300 (Sliding Scale) total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

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