Prose Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg
Nov
6
to Dec 11

Prose Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg

Join Zachary Schomburg this fall at Outlet for a six week workshop focused on generating short prose. 

Through prompts, exercises and guided readings that focus on prose poetry, flash fiction, short lyric essay, short non-fiction, micro-memoir, short biography, etc, participants will compose a series of new prose pieces and discover new approaches to writing in condensed spaces. 

Togther we'll read pieces from Anne Carson's Short Talks, Karl Ove Knausgaard's Autumn, Rivka Galchen's Little Labors, Maggie Nelson's Bluets, Brian Blanchfield's Proxies, Mary Ruefle's My Private Property, Sawako Nakayasu's Texture Notes, Suzanne Buffam's Pillow Book, Andrea Rexilius' New Organism Essays, and Julio Cortazar's Instruction Manual.

Our workshop will be capped at 6 people. We will meet once per week for 6 total weeks. Each participant will get about 30 minutes of focused group discussion by the group at least 3 times. Each piece will be workshopped for about 30 minutes.

$200 total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Risograph Basics with 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 as well as her new sister Jolene!

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 access to Barbara and Jolene during our weekly open hours for your future printing projects. 

It's a printing party and you are invited. Register HERE!

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Risograph Basics with 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 as well as her new sister Jolene!

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 access to Barbara and Jolene during our weekly open hours for your future printing projects. 

It's a printing party and you are invited. Register HERE!

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Risograph Basics with 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 as well as her new sister Jolene!

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 access to Barbara and Jolene during our weekly open hours for your future printing projects. 

It's a printing party and you are invited. Register HERE!

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Risograph Basics with 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 as well as her new sister Jolene!

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 access to Barbara and Jolene during our weekly open hours for your future printing projects. 

It's a printing party and you are invited. Register HERE!

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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A Holiday Pop-Up: Evelyn Kritler, Helado Rosa, Flume Leather Co.
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

A Holiday Pop-Up: Evelyn Kritler, Helado Rosa, Flume Leather Co.

Just in time for the holidays! Outlet hosts three PDX-based artists/curators/makers with a focus on quality, community, and ethical production: Evelyn KritlerHelado Rosa, and Flume Leather Co.

You’ll find an array of gifts for everyone on your list—from fine art prints of original watercolors, to handcrafted works by Mexican artisans, vintage from the American Southwest, and leather goods that fuse classic materials with modern design. 

ENJOY: Seasonal drinks while you shop.

STUDENTS: Receive 10% OFF all items with a valid ID.

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt

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

Participants will take home and edition of 15, 2-color 8.5x14 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.

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. REGISTER HERE

It's a printing party and you are invited.

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Letterboy Workshop
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Letterboy Workshop

Portland! Learn the basics of calligraphy and hand-lettering!

We are happy to host Peter Liedberg AKA Letter boy on November 11th at Outlet! Peter is a Graphic Designer who works with mostly with calligraphy and hand lettering in different forms. He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan and works with clients worldwide.

Peter will go through everything from brush pen to black letter calligraphy. Drawing by hand lets us understand why and how letters are built and also to get a genuine feeling that most of the time gets lost when using computers.

This workshop fits the beginner and people who have dabbled in calligraphy and hand-lettering in the past. 

Included:
All the materials needed on the day, pens, rulers, triangles etc  (And you can bring them home after the workshop!)

Lunch

Bisquits, coffee and tea.

More info and tickets:

www.letter-boy.com

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Elevator Teeth & Charlene Man POP UP & Zine Release!
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Elevator Teeth & Charlene Man POP UP & Zine Release!

So excited to welcome artists Elevator Teeth and Charlene Man to Portland and to Outlet!

Please join us as they POP-UP with zines, prints, pins, patches and shirts from 1-5 on Sunday. Also, it's the zine release for Hardcore Ambient which was curated by Elevator Teeth! It includes 31 artists and was printed on the risograph. 

ELEVATOR TEETH is an elusive creator from California. They produce graphics, music, merchandise and run HARDCORE AMBIENT, a press that is dedicated to releasing fun, interesting & experimental works. They just returned from exhibiting work in Japan and will be touring the U.S. to show off some of their latest releases.

Charlene Man is a Hong Kong born artist and based in UK. She enjoys taking inspirations from everyday life and approaches her work with humour and mix-culture experiences. Her main goal is to make you happy. 

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Risograph Basics with 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 as well as her new sister Jolene!

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 access to Barbara and Jolene during our weekly open hours for your future printing projects. 

It's a printing party and you are invited. Register HERE!

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Risograph Basics W/ Kate Bingaman-Burt
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

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 8.5x14 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.

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. REGISTER HERE

It's a printing party and you are invited.

This workshop is lead by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Reading and Book Launch with Dara Wier and CAConrad
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Reading and Book Launch with Dara Wier and CAConrad

Outlet is thrilled to present the launch of two new poetry books by two celebrated poets, Dara Wier and CAConrad. Both poets will read from their newest books of poetry -- Dara Wier's In the Still of the Night, and CAConrad's While Standing in Line for Death -- recently published from Wave Books. Local poets John Morrison and Zachary Schomburg will host the reading. Drinks will be provided to the thirsty. 

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Political Patterning w/ Jennifer Stady of Laundry Studio
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Political Patterning w/ Jennifer Stady of Laundry Studio

Join us for a lively, provocative and wine-laced evening to think, drink, draw and resist with Jennifer Stady of Laundry Studio!

We will brainstorm a personal or political belief and by the end of the evening create a handmade repeat pattern to use on surfaces from t-shirts to wrapping paper.

With examples to inspire us, we will fill up lots of blank, white pages with words, drawings, and motifs, eventually narrowing our focus and learning how to create a 8.5” x 11” repeat tile. Jennifer will model how to use Photoshop for you to create a repeatable file at home. (You will get a tip sheet!) You can then print your design on anything you can imagine: wallpaper, clothing, bags, posters, and more.

Let’s cover the world’s surfaces with our voices and passion.

Workshop fee is $50 and includes all paper, pens and pencils that you will need to create drawings and your final pattern. Beverages will be provided, including nonalcoholic ones. REGISTER HERE!

This is a workshop for anyone interested in design, art process, patterns or politics. All levels welcome.

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Notes to Self and Draplin Pop UP Extravaganza!
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Notes to Self and Draplin Pop UP Extravaganza!

OH YES! Come join us at Outlet for a Notes To Self and Aaron Draplin Pop UP Extravaganza! They will have a full range of Notes to Self and  DDC merch items on hand: Posters, hats, beanies, decals, pins, patches, bags, wares, Field Notes, items, things, stuff, goodies, bric, brac, and of course, a big stack of Aaron's BOOK! Come hang out and say HEY to Aaron and Leigh! 

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Mending Workshop with Vanessa Rehder
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Mending Workshop with Vanessa Rehder

Come and learn the basics of mending your own clothes by hand from Wanderlust Vintage owner Vanessa Rehder!

Vanessa says: With just a needle and thread you can extend the life of a favorite sweater, hem your new dress, replace a button or patch up a hole in your skirt. We will cover a variety of techniques for fixing your clothes. Little to no sewing knowledge is ok and we will cover enough basics to get you going. I feel super passionate about saving our clothing from landfills. Although my background and expertise is in vintage clothing I believe even fast-fashion mall clothing can be saved or altered to fit better. This is a workshop to learn how to bring your clothes back to life, we are not re-fashioning pieces. I will provide tools to keep your clothing in wearable condition.

Each participant will receive a 'mending zine' with techniques, tools and local resources. I'll also have different fabrics, thread and needles for each participant to practice on and then for the last hour I can help people get started mending a piece of clothing they brought.

Register HERE ---> $20 includes supplies and a mending zine. 

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Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg
Sep
27
to Nov 7

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 total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

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Stufft Magazine Launch
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Stufft Magazine Launch

Stufft Magazine is a new, independently-launched publication on food and eating. Carved from the aesthetic dissonance of a modern lit mag, with the scrappy heart of a zine, we're aiming to remove food from the abstract, aspirational, restaurant-heavy lens of so much food writing, and connect the personal, political, the fictional and the true. Through photos, art, essays, and reporting, our contributors explore food within the context of their lives.  Come mark the launch of our first issue, “Vitals”, bask in live food portraiture from contributor Cody Conway, eat artful snacks and exchange ideas for issue 2. The event is FREE.

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Truth, Love and Consequences With Jen Wick
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Truth, Love and Consequences With Jen Wick

Truth, Love and Consequences

A workshop and discussion group about consequences with Jen Wick & launch of DWP Journal consequences issue

Life is full of choices and consequences. Consequences facilitate growth. Sometimes we feel stuck in life not understanding who we are, what we really want, or how to get there. Sometimes we feel paralyzed about what to do and what the consequences will be for others or in fear of the future or of judgement. Jen Wick will talk about her own experiences as a teenager living in secret and as a person doing work around truth, values and personal growth. She will facilitate a discovery process around our anxieties behind making choices, and help people create graphic diagrams that guide our decision making process and illuminate your path forward. This is a small group workshop for anybody looking to engage their choices more with their values than their fears. Bring a journal or notebook and a choice you're wrestling with. 

$15 donation requested. Register 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.

About Jen:  Jen specializes in creating engaging design systems and editorial solutions for her clients in the arts, publishing, education, and nonprofit industries from her studio in NE Portland. See more at http://jenwickstudio.com

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Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

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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Risograph Basics W/ Kate Bingaman-Burt
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

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 8.5x14 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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Ice Cream Social + Drawing w/ Nishat Akhtar
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ice Cream Social + Drawing w/ Nishat Akhtar

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

Facebook RSVP

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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Water Media w/ Tia Factor
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

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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The Nib Cartoon Screening Party
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

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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Risograph Basics w/ Kate Bingaman-Burt
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

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 Secret Lives of Plants W/ Flora Noble
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

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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Wooden Folk Portraits with Alex DeSpain
Aug
20
2:00 PM14:00

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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COMPLETE NOVEL READING + OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY FOR MAMMOTHER
Aug
19
6:16 AM06:16

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
3:00 PM15:00

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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