Our MUSIC is free & open to the public.
Our WORKSHOPS are artist lead workshops in a variety of subjects. We ask folks to RSVP.
Our WELLNESS workshops are in collaboration with Mamook Wellness.

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Jan
27
Sat
Yoga & Ayurveda for Winter Vitality with Elyssia Maya Schaeffer
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Yoga & Ayurveda for Winter Vitality with Elyssia Maya Schaeffer

Learn nourishing foods, breath work and yoga to support your body through the winter season. Workshop includes homemade chai, an Ayurvedic snack and a 30 minute guided meditation.


Elyssia Maya Schaeffer is a Certified Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Wellness Coach living in Portland Oregon with her husband and two cheeky chihuahuas. Follow her on instagram at #anandamayaayurvedapdx


COST:  $20

BRING: Please bring a yoga mat and wear warm, comfortable clothes.


  

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. 7 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Jan
28
Sun
Writing Your Conservative Relatives with Jenny Forrester
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Writing Your Conservative Relatives with Jenny Forrester

It’s a fairly universal experience to disagree with family members sometimes. But what if those disagreements are more like a epic gulfs of bafflement and horror? What if your family members are conservatives? What if they’re Republicans? What then?

Write the conservative members of your family into immortality by bringing your pen and paper to the Thanksgiving table. We’ll write scenes that have the immediacy of fiction steeped in the emotional depths of lived experience.

If you’ve dreamed of leaving a story for posterity to tell your whole truth long after you’re gone or if you’ve dreamed of publishing this story for the world, this class is for you. Maybe you feel compelled to write and see what comes of it—consider the possibilities later. Maybe your childhood home remains within your mind as a bright place or a painful place or a beautiful, long gone now place, but the conservativism or religious authoritarianism remains in your metaphors. Write it all. Maybe even find some peace with it.

Literary Memoir offers the opportunity for growth and expression that other types of writing don’t. It’s not just that we’re writing our life’s memories, it’s that we’re writing our resistance through artistic expression. It’s that we’re writing ourselves resilient. So, in this class we’ll talk about what makes memoir literary.


Jenny Forrester has been published in a number of print and online publications, including Seattle’s City Arts MagazineNailed MagazineHip MamaThe Literary KitchenIndiana Review, and Columbia Journal. Her work is included in the Listen to Your Mother anthology published by Putnam. She curates the Unchaste Readers Series. Her debut memoir was published recently (May, 2017) by Portland’s own, Hawthorne Books.


COST:  $60

BRING: Paper/Pen/Computer – whatever you’d like to use to write. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided)


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for students age 17 and up. 20 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

 

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Feb
3
Sat
Let’s Make a Sandwich with Tommy Habetz & Jason Cohen
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Let’s Make a Sandwich with Tommy Habetz & Jason Cohen

Join Tommy Habetz, of Portland’s Bunk Sandwiches and Pizza Jerk, for an afternoon of sandwich philosophy, sandwich construction, and sandwich eating. Working in one of the Sou’wester kitchens with both fresh local ingredients and the sort of things that anyone might have handy in their own kitchen, we’ll learn how to make one Bunk classic, and also develop and write the recipe for a brand new sandwich of our own.


Hailing from the kitchens of Mario Batali and Bobby Flay, Tommy Habetz joined forces with Nick Wood in 2008 to start Bunk Sandwiches. Made with high-quality ingredients, Bunk sandwiches are creative and comforting, satisfying and delicious. Its signature sandwiches  – such as the Pork Belly Cubano, the Meatball Parmiagiano Hero, and the Pulled Pork with Apple Cabbage Slaw – have garnered national media attention from the likes of The Food Network, Food & Wine Magazine, and Travel + Leisure. Bunk has since expanded to five locations in Portland (as well as outposts in the Moda Center and Providence Park). In November of 2015, Tommy also opened Pizza Jerk, a New Haven style pizza joint in the Cully neighborhood of Portland. Pizza Jerk was named one of Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants of 2016.”


Jason Cohen is an author, journalist and food writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Portland Monthly, Eater, the New York Times, Texas Monthly, and Street Roots. He wrote the first chapter of his most recent book, This is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake (co-authored with the band Garbage) at the Sou’wester.


COST:  $45 includes lunch

BRING: Lunch is included, as you’ll be making it! Bring a beverage or favorite bag of chips. And a potential sandwich ingredient if you’re so inclined! (hot tea and coffee provided)


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. 8 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
4
Sun
The Gut-Brain Connection, How to Maintain Mental Health from a Nutritional and Herbal Perspective with Geena Barker & Ingrid Abbate
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

The Gut-Brain Connection, How to Maintain Mental Health from a Nutritional and Herbal Perspective with Geena Barker & Ingrid Abbate

 

This workshop will include details on what nutrients our brains and bodies need to be happy and healthy and how to acquire those nutrients. The class will include information on addressing mental health through diet as well as herbal remedies. We will address topics ranging from general mood management to schizophrenia and autism. There will be a lecture portion as hands on activities including making a take-home herbal concoction. The purpose of this workshop is for people to walk away with a better understanding of how their brains and bodies functions so that they can have a fuller image of mental health and it’s intricacies and apply that knowledge to practicing holistic self-care with themselves and their loved ones.


Geena Barker, NTP: Geena is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association who has a passion for getting basic nutritional information out to the general public. She believes that understanding the human body and the nutrients that help it function is an essential element to understanding and addressing any health issue.


Ingrid Abbate, LMT: Ingrid is an herbalist and licensed massage therapist in Olympia, WA. She has studied and practiced herbalism for over 10 years and has been dedicated to community herbalism, herbal healthcare accessibility and herbal education throughout her career. Ingrid will be focusing mostly on herbs that assist in addressing mood, stress, sleep, and anxiety.


COST:  $30 plus a $5 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)

BRING: Note taking materials and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is geared for adults

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

Feb
10
Sat
The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale

July and Martha will lead students through reading and discussion of several selections of prose poetry and micro essays. We will create writing prompts based on the readings and discussion and students will generate new material based on the prompts. Students are encouraged to share as part of the class and we will provide comments. The goal is to produce a rough draft or a jumping off point for a new piece.


Martha Grover is an author, poet, artist and writing coach living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing) and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). The End of My Career was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work has also appeared in numerous journals. She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003. 


July Westhale is a poet and essayist living in Oakland, CA. She is the author of Trailer Trash (winner of the 2016 Kore Press Book Award),  The Cavalcade (Finishing Line Press), and Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press). Her poems are published in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies.


COST:  $30

BRING: Pen and paper or laptop and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for adults. 10 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 


(All are invited to readings and music with Martha Grover & others later in the day from 8pm-10pm in the Sou’wester Lodge. Free and open to the public.) Check www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar for TBA details.


 

 The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

Feb
11
Sun
Objects / Belongings: Writing and Drawing about Our STUFF with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Objects / Belongings: Writing and Drawing about Our STUFF with Kate Bingaman-Burt

In this workshop participants will be asked to bring in their own personal objects that are meaningful (or not so meaningful). Kate will encourage participants to think about their everyday objects in new and different ways. What stories can we share of ourselves through our objects? What stories do our objects tell of us? Participants will explore a variety of illustration techniques and writing/editing methods to produce drawings and short narratives about our relationships with each object, and will compile a collaborative publication of the days work. Along with thinking and making things about our stuff, we will also learn about small press publications, different illustration methods and writing techniques. No drawing or writing experience necessary!

 


Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator. Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, large-scale participatory projects, client work, and a full-time role as educator, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange. She is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design at Portland State University and sits on the boards of Design Week Portland and Independent Publishing Resource Center. This spring she opened her space Outlet which holds workshops, events and houses a zine library. Come say hi if you are in Portland!


COST:  $15

BRING: favorite objects to draw, please bring a snack if needed (hot tea and coffee provided)


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

15 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.


 

Feb
17
Sat
Poetry Through List Making with Heather Douglas
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Poetry Through List Making with Heather Douglas

Have you ever been intimidated by the process of writing poetry? Famous author Ray Bradbury was known to use the technique of list making to create his stories because it allowed him to “turn off” the internal editor and unlock pure creativity. In this course, we will create 10 poems; you will also leave the class with a custom made workbook to continue your poetry journey at home.



Heather Douglas believes in the transformative power of poetry. She is an educator, illustrator and writer from Astoria, Oregon and a recent recipient of the Astoria Visual Arts Writer in Residence. She is a self-published author of 2 illustrated coloring books, a book of poetry and a frequent contributor to Coast Weekend.


COST:  $30 plus $5 material fee for take home workbook (Please pay material fee directly to instructor)

BRING: writing utensil and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided)


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is geared for adults. 20 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
18
Sun
Type/Writing: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction & Zinecraft with Melissa Favara
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Type/Writing: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction & Zinecraft with Melissa Favara

Awaken your muse on a beautiful vintage manual typewriter! This workshop will consist of focused writing time working with short memoir and creative nonfiction prompts, producing small pieces that could be expanded on later. Participants will be provided with writing prompts and their own vintage manual typewriter to use for the writing process, feedback sessions, and materials and guidance for creating one-of-a-kind artifacts (zines) of their favorite creative writing pieces from the session.


 

Melissa Favara writes creative nonfiction, poetry, and nonfiction, teaches writing and literature at Clark College, collects typewriters, and curates the 1,000 Words reading series. She is a member of the board of directors of the Independent Publishing Resource Center, writes the zine teen sleuth, and seeks every opportunity to promote reading, writing, and the printed word. Her work has appeared in street roots, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere.


COST:  $30 plus $5 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to the instructor.)

BRING: Pen, Notebook and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided.

 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. Open to tweens, teens & adults. 10 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
24
Sat
Creative Songwriting, Arranging and Rhythm: Tell Your Story through Song with Katie Sawicki & Zanny Geffel
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Creative Songwriting, Arranging and Rhythm: Tell Your Story through Song with Katie Sawicki & Zanny Geffel

Portland based, orchestral-rock band, The Cabin Project – Katie Sawicki and Zanny Geffel combine freewrite, lyric exploration, and song arrangement into a workshop offering.  Learn how to compose your own musical story in collaboration or independently.  Over the course of 7 years, this duo has built a methodology for songwriting, which will be discussed.  Specifically, the interplay of rhythm and lyric cadence, to compose melodies that are moving and dynamic.  Explore communicating timeless themes such as love, justice, loss, and other life journeys.  In addition, Zanny will introduce hand drumming and rhythm circle techniques, as a way to transcend one’s conscious practice, through contemplative improvisation.

 


Katie Sawicki provides individualized, strategic, support to organizations, coalitions, and community groups seeking to advance racial justice work. This includes policy, research and advocacy; and organizational development that centers on communities most impacted by economic and health inequities. She currently provides support to Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA), MRG Foundation, The Rebuilding Center, Unite Oregon, NAACP – Past clients also include ACLU of Oregon, Women’s Foundation of Oregon. She moonlights as The Cabin Project’s lead-singer, a project that was formed in 2009, after touring the country for 10 years as a solo artist. thecabinproject.com

Zanny Geffel has a B.A. in classical percussion from Biola University.  She plays drum set, classical percussion, marimba, cajon and various Latin and African percussion instruments; specializing in classical, rock, jazz, and musical theater.  She performs regularly with The Cabin Project, Skull Diver and various bands and theater companies throughout Portland, OR. Zanny is a sensitive and thoughtful performer, recording artist and instructor, utilizing the many different classical techniques and rhythms from around the world. Merging many styles and influences, her lessons emphasize rhythm theory, articulation, musical feels and contemplation through drumming.  zannydrums.weebly.com


COST:  $40

BRING: Pen/Notebook, guitar and/or hand drum/percussion instrument (if you have one or would like to bring).  No instruments are required, we will provide instruments to those who don’t have one.  Any lyrics/poem drafts you’d like to share. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for students age 14 and up.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

(All are invited to an evening of music with these instructors later in the day from 8pm-10pm in the Sou’wester Lodge. Free and open to the public. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar for TBA details.)

  

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
25
Sun
Busy Hands Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation with Samantha LaMont & Natalie Novak
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Busy Hands Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation with Samantha LaMont & Natalie Novak

In this class we’ll explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and the ancient craft of weaving. Weaving is a methodical and slow practice.  As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are best able to hear our creative voice and let it SHINE!  The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom.

Instructors Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will be your guides as you use these simple, traditional tools to enter a meditative state. Join this class and learn not only how to weave, but also how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation.  Students will leave with the flower essences we use in class plus a complete weaving kit.  Kit includes a frame loom, essential weaving tools, illustrated instructions, yarn and a special tote to carry it all home in.


Samantha LaMont is a weaver, painter, and teacher living in Portland, OR.  She creates ritual art and cultivates a practice of being through guided meditation and flower exploration. Her work is often spiritual and abstractly explores themes of expanded consciousness and mysticism. Samantha has been studying with her mentor, Shayne Case, an intuitive healer, for over two years. Learning about healing and the art of gem/flower essence through meditation and spirit guided inner exploration. She started her painting and weaving business, Cardinal Point, in 2014 and has been blown away by the encouragement of the north west community. Teaching has always been a passion, showing others how to paint and weave comes naturally, seeing the excitement of students is pure joy. Art is for everyone, and it is an honor for her to share this gift.


Natalie Novak is an artist in Portland, Oregon. She has studied Navajo style weaving and tapestry at the Damascus Fiber Arts School as well as drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Natalie works primarily in tapestry, drawing from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore color relationships, modern mysticism and the (super)natural world. Currently Natalie maintains a dedicated practice at her home studio and teaches this meditative craft to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Through weaving Natalie has cultivated so much joy; through teaching she is honored to share that magic with others.


COST:  $40 plus a $90 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.) Materials fee includes a complete Weaving as Meditation kit:  loom, set of weaving tools, flower & gem essences, illustrated weaving instruction book, essence zine, warp string for future weaves and lots of yarn and fibers to take home in a specially screen-printed tote.

BRING: An open heart and an inquisitive spirit! Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


There will be an optional Meet & Greet Saturday night Feb 24th at 7pm followed by an optional guided bedtime meditation.

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for students all ages but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

14 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Jan
27
Sat
Yoga & Ayurveda for Winter Vitality with Elyssia Maya Schaeffer
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Yoga & Ayurveda for Winter Vitality with Elyssia Maya Schaeffer

Learn nourishing foods, breath work and yoga to support your body through the winter season. Workshop includes homemade chai, an Ayurvedic snack and a 30 minute guided meditation.


Elyssia Maya Schaeffer is a Certified Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Wellness Coach living in Portland Oregon with her husband and two cheeky chihuahuas. Follow her on instagram at #anandamayaayurvedapdx


COST:  $20

BRING: Please bring a yoga mat and wear warm, comfortable clothes.


  

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. 7 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Jan
28
Sun
Writing Your Conservative Relatives with Jenny Forrester
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Writing Your Conservative Relatives with Jenny Forrester

It’s a fairly universal experience to disagree with family members sometimes. But what if those disagreements are more like a epic gulfs of bafflement and horror? What if your family members are conservatives? What if they’re Republicans? What then?

Write the conservative members of your family into immortality by bringing your pen and paper to the Thanksgiving table. We’ll write scenes that have the immediacy of fiction steeped in the emotional depths of lived experience.

If you’ve dreamed of leaving a story for posterity to tell your whole truth long after you’re gone or if you’ve dreamed of publishing this story for the world, this class is for you. Maybe you feel compelled to write and see what comes of it—consider the possibilities later. Maybe your childhood home remains within your mind as a bright place or a painful place or a beautiful, long gone now place, but the conservativism or religious authoritarianism remains in your metaphors. Write it all. Maybe even find some peace with it.

Literary Memoir offers the opportunity for growth and expression that other types of writing don’t. It’s not just that we’re writing our life’s memories, it’s that we’re writing our resistance through artistic expression. It’s that we’re writing ourselves resilient. So, in this class we’ll talk about what makes memoir literary.


Jenny Forrester has been published in a number of print and online publications, including Seattle’s City Arts MagazineNailed MagazineHip MamaThe Literary KitchenIndiana Review, and Columbia Journal. Her work is included in the Listen to Your Mother anthology published by Putnam. She curates the Unchaste Readers Series. Her debut memoir was published recently (May, 2017) by Portland’s own, Hawthorne Books.


COST:  $60

BRING: Paper/Pen/Computer – whatever you’d like to use to write. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided)


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for students age 17 and up. 20 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

 

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Feb
3
Sat
Let’s Make a Sandwich with Tommy Habetz & Jason Cohen
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Let’s Make a Sandwich with Tommy Habetz & Jason Cohen

Join Tommy Habetz, of Portland’s Bunk Sandwiches and Pizza Jerk, for an afternoon of sandwich philosophy, sandwich construction, and sandwich eating. Working in one of the Sou’wester kitchens with both fresh local ingredients and the sort of things that anyone might have handy in their own kitchen, we’ll learn how to make one Bunk classic, and also develop and write the recipe for a brand new sandwich of our own.


Hailing from the kitchens of Mario Batali and Bobby Flay, Tommy Habetz joined forces with Nick Wood in 2008 to start Bunk Sandwiches. Made with high-quality ingredients, Bunk sandwiches are creative and comforting, satisfying and delicious. Its signature sandwiches  – such as the Pork Belly Cubano, the Meatball Parmiagiano Hero, and the Pulled Pork with Apple Cabbage Slaw – have garnered national media attention from the likes of The Food Network, Food & Wine Magazine, and Travel + Leisure. Bunk has since expanded to five locations in Portland (as well as outposts in the Moda Center and Providence Park). In November of 2015, Tommy also opened Pizza Jerk, a New Haven style pizza joint in the Cully neighborhood of Portland. Pizza Jerk was named one of Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants of 2016.”


Jason Cohen is an author, journalist and food writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Portland Monthly, Eater, the New York Times, Texas Monthly, and Street Roots. He wrote the first chapter of his most recent book, This is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake (co-authored with the band Garbage) at the Sou’wester.


COST:  $45 includes lunch

BRING: Lunch is included, as you’ll be making it! Bring a beverage or favorite bag of chips. And a potential sandwich ingredient if you’re so inclined! (hot tea and coffee provided)


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. 8 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
4
Sun
The Gut-Brain Connection, How to Maintain Mental Health from a Nutritional and Herbal Perspective with Geena Barker & Ingrid Abbate
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

The Gut-Brain Connection, How to Maintain Mental Health from a Nutritional and Herbal Perspective with Geena Barker & Ingrid Abbate

 

This workshop will include details on what nutrients our brains and bodies need to be happy and healthy and how to acquire those nutrients. The class will include information on addressing mental health through diet as well as herbal remedies. We will address topics ranging from general mood management to schizophrenia and autism. There will be a lecture portion as hands on activities including making a take-home herbal concoction. The purpose of this workshop is for people to walk away with a better understanding of how their brains and bodies functions so that they can have a fuller image of mental health and it’s intricacies and apply that knowledge to practicing holistic self-care with themselves and their loved ones.


Geena Barker, NTP: Geena is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association who has a passion for getting basic nutritional information out to the general public. She believes that understanding the human body and the nutrients that help it function is an essential element to understanding and addressing any health issue.


Ingrid Abbate, LMT: Ingrid is an herbalist and licensed massage therapist in Olympia, WA. She has studied and practiced herbalism for over 10 years and has been dedicated to community herbalism, herbal healthcare accessibility and herbal education throughout her career. Ingrid will be focusing mostly on herbs that assist in addressing mood, stress, sleep, and anxiety.


COST:  $30 plus a $5 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)

BRING: Note taking materials and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is geared for adults

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

Feb
10
Sat
The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale

July and Martha will lead students through reading and discussion of several selections of prose poetry and micro essays. We will create writing prompts based on the readings and discussion and students will generate new material based on the prompts. Students are encouraged to share as part of the class and we will provide comments. The goal is to produce a rough draft or a jumping off point for a new piece.


Martha Grover is an author, poet, artist and writing coach living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing) and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). The End of My Career was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work has also appeared in numerous journals. She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003. 


July Westhale is a poet and essayist living in Oakland, CA. She is the author of Trailer Trash (winner of the 2016 Kore Press Book Award),  The Cavalcade (Finishing Line Press), and Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press). Her poems are published in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies.


COST:  $30

BRING: Pen and paper or laptop and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for adults. 10 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 


(All are invited to readings and music with Martha Grover & others later in the day from 8pm-10pm in the Sou’wester Lodge. Free and open to the public.) Check www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar for TBA details.


 

 The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

Feb
11
Sun
Objects / Belongings: Writing and Drawing about Our STUFF with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Objects / Belongings: Writing and Drawing about Our STUFF with Kate Bingaman-Burt

In this workshop participants will be asked to bring in their own personal objects that are meaningful (or not so meaningful). Kate will encourage participants to think about their everyday objects in new and different ways. What stories can we share of ourselves through our objects? What stories do our objects tell of us? Participants will explore a variety of illustration techniques and writing/editing methods to produce drawings and short narratives about our relationships with each object, and will compile a collaborative publication of the days work. Along with thinking and making things about our stuff, we will also learn about small press publications, different illustration methods and writing techniques. No drawing or writing experience necessary!

 


Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator. Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, large-scale participatory projects, client work, and a full-time role as educator, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange. She is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design at Portland State University and sits on the boards of Design Week Portland and Independent Publishing Resource Center. This spring she opened her space Outlet which holds workshops, events and houses a zine library. Come say hi if you are in Portland!


COST:  $15

BRING: favorite objects to draw, please bring a snack if needed (hot tea and coffee provided)


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

15 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.


 

Feb
17
Sat
Poetry Through List Making with Heather Douglas
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Poetry Through List Making with Heather Douglas

Have you ever been intimidated by the process of writing poetry? Famous author Ray Bradbury was known to use the technique of list making to create his stories because it allowed him to “turn off” the internal editor and unlock pure creativity. In this course, we will create 10 poems; you will also leave the class with a custom made workbook to continue your poetry journey at home.



Heather Douglas believes in the transformative power of poetry. She is an educator, illustrator and writer from Astoria, Oregon and a recent recipient of the Astoria Visual Arts Writer in Residence. She is a self-published author of 2 illustrated coloring books, a book of poetry and a frequent contributor to Coast Weekend.


COST:  $30 plus $5 material fee for take home workbook (Please pay material fee directly to instructor)

BRING: writing utensil and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided)


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is geared for adults. 20 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
18
Sun
Type/Writing: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction & Zinecraft with Melissa Favara
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Type/Writing: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction & Zinecraft with Melissa Favara

Awaken your muse on a beautiful vintage manual typewriter! This workshop will consist of focused writing time working with short memoir and creative nonfiction prompts, producing small pieces that could be expanded on later. Participants will be provided with writing prompts and their own vintage manual typewriter to use for the writing process, feedback sessions, and materials and guidance for creating one-of-a-kind artifacts (zines) of their favorite creative writing pieces from the session.


 

Melissa Favara writes creative nonfiction, poetry, and nonfiction, teaches writing and literature at Clark College, collects typewriters, and curates the 1,000 Words reading series. She is a member of the board of directors of the Independent Publishing Resource Center, writes the zine teen sleuth, and seeks every opportunity to promote reading, writing, and the printed word. Her work has appeared in street roots, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere.


COST:  $30 plus $5 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to the instructor.)

BRING: Pen, Notebook and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided.

 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome. Open to tweens, teens & adults. 10 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
24
Sat
Creative Songwriting, Arranging and Rhythm: Tell Your Story through Song with Katie Sawicki & Zanny Geffel
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Creative Songwriting, Arranging and Rhythm: Tell Your Story through Song with Katie Sawicki & Zanny Geffel

Portland based, orchestral-rock band, The Cabin Project – Katie Sawicki and Zanny Geffel combine freewrite, lyric exploration, and song arrangement into a workshop offering.  Learn how to compose your own musical story in collaboration or independently.  Over the course of 7 years, this duo has built a methodology for songwriting, which will be discussed.  Specifically, the interplay of rhythm and lyric cadence, to compose melodies that are moving and dynamic.  Explore communicating timeless themes such as love, justice, loss, and other life journeys.  In addition, Zanny will introduce hand drumming and rhythm circle techniques, as a way to transcend one’s conscious practice, through contemplative improvisation.

 


Katie Sawicki provides individualized, strategic, support to organizations, coalitions, and community groups seeking to advance racial justice work. This includes policy, research and advocacy; and organizational development that centers on communities most impacted by economic and health inequities. She currently provides support to Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA), MRG Foundation, The Rebuilding Center, Unite Oregon, NAACP – Past clients also include ACLU of Oregon, Women’s Foundation of Oregon. She moonlights as The Cabin Project’s lead-singer, a project that was formed in 2009, after touring the country for 10 years as a solo artist. thecabinproject.com

Zanny Geffel has a B.A. in classical percussion from Biola University.  She plays drum set, classical percussion, marimba, cajon and various Latin and African percussion instruments; specializing in classical, rock, jazz, and musical theater.  She performs regularly with The Cabin Project, Skull Diver and various bands and theater companies throughout Portland, OR. Zanny is a sensitive and thoughtful performer, recording artist and instructor, utilizing the many different classical techniques and rhythms from around the world. Merging many styles and influences, her lessons emphasize rhythm theory, articulation, musical feels and contemplation through drumming.  zannydrums.weebly.com


COST:  $40

BRING: Pen/Notebook, guitar and/or hand drum/percussion instrument (if you have one or would like to bring).  No instruments are required, we will provide instruments to those who don’t have one.  Any lyrics/poem drafts you’d like to share. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


 

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for students age 14 and up.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

(All are invited to an evening of music with these instructors later in the day from 8pm-10pm in the Sou’wester Lodge. Free and open to the public. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar for TBA details.)

  

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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Feb
25
Sun
Busy Hands Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation with Samantha LaMont & Natalie Novak
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Busy Hands Quiet Minds: Weaving as Meditation with Samantha LaMont & Natalie Novak

In this class we’ll explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and the ancient craft of weaving. Weaving is a methodical and slow practice.  As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are best able to hear our creative voice and let it SHINE!  The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom.

Instructors Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will be your guides as you use these simple, traditional tools to enter a meditative state. Join this class and learn not only how to weave, but also how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation.  Students will leave with the flower essences we use in class plus a complete weaving kit.  Kit includes a frame loom, essential weaving tools, illustrated instructions, yarn and a special tote to carry it all home in.


Samantha LaMont is a weaver, painter, and teacher living in Portland, OR.  She creates ritual art and cultivates a practice of being through guided meditation and flower exploration. Her work is often spiritual and abstractly explores themes of expanded consciousness and mysticism. Samantha has been studying with her mentor, Shayne Case, an intuitive healer, for over two years. Learning about healing and the art of gem/flower essence through meditation and spirit guided inner exploration. She started her painting and weaving business, Cardinal Point, in 2014 and has been blown away by the encouragement of the north west community. Teaching has always been a passion, showing others how to paint and weave comes naturally, seeing the excitement of students is pure joy. Art is for everyone, and it is an honor for her to share this gift.


Natalie Novak is an artist in Portland, Oregon. She has studied Navajo style weaving and tapestry at the Damascus Fiber Arts School as well as drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Natalie works primarily in tapestry, drawing from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore color relationships, modern mysticism and the (super)natural world. Currently Natalie maintains a dedicated practice at her home studio and teaches this meditative craft to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Through weaving Natalie has cultivated so much joy; through teaching she is honored to share that magic with others.


COST:  $40 plus a $90 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.) Materials fee includes a complete Weaving as Meditation kit:  loom, set of weaving tools, flower & gem essences, illustrated weaving instruction book, essence zine, warp string for future weaves and lots of yarn and fibers to take home in a specially screen-printed tote.

BRING: An open heart and an inquisitive spirit! Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


There will be an optional Meet & Greet Saturday night Feb 24th at 7pm followed by an optional guided bedtime meditation.

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for students all ages but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

14 students max.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

 

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

 

 

 

This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

 

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