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

Sun, February 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.


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