Craft & DIY Workshops with Liz Rosino Wright & Brian Wright
Three One-Day Workshops: RSVP for 1 or all 3
Tues Aug 2 10am – 1pm
Leatherworking – Mason Jar Sleeve
Learn how fun and easy it is to work with leather! Become familiar with how to stitch, rivet, and tool one of nature’s most durable and beautiful materials. You’ll leave with a unique thermal sleeve with your own design that will transform a standard mason jar into a personalized camp mug that’s perfect for hot and cold drinks! You’ll also gain the skills and confidence you need to make all the leather goods your heart desires, such as wallets, belts, and jewelry.
Wed Aug 3 10am – 1pm
Block Printing – Fabric and Journals
Block printing is one of the most ancient types of printmaking and is an excellent way to make something truly by hand that can also be very easily replicated. In this class you will create your design, carve your block, and explore printing on various materials to make stunning tote bags, journals, or tea towels. Take the block home with you and continue printing on everything in sight! (Wear clothes that are ok for you,or others, to possibly get paint on.)
Thurs Aug 4 10am – 1pm
Macramé – Plant Hanger
Learn the relaxing technique of macramé, the art of tying cord into knots in such a way that creates useful and decorative shapes. You’ll learn the basics and apply your new skills to create a modern plant hanger that will bring life to a corner of your home. Once you’ve mastered the knots, there is no limit to the masterpieces you can create!
Started in 2016 by Liz and Brian Wright, Assembly PDX offers opportunities to make fun, unique and modern crafts and DIY projects. Helping people harness their creativity and feel empowered, Assembly provides well-organized educational events, kits, and supplies. Originally from Ohio, Liz Rosino Wright has a long history of creative projects and pursuits as a professional artist, designer, video producer, small business owner, and museum researcher. Liz founded Craftin’ Outlaws, an alternative craft fair in Columbus, Ohio that attracts thousands, now in its 11th year. She finds tools, materials, and processes from the usual to the unexpected to be a major source of inspiration in her work. Brian Wright, a native of Southwest Washington, is a busy Portland-based drummer, event producer, and lover of all crafts beginning with his addiction to sewing in 2010.
Cost $75 for all three days or $30 each day paid to the Sou’wester.
Material fee for each class $15 paid to instructor. Classes geared for beginners but all skill levels welcome. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided. Workshop for students ages 16+. Max # of students:15
Please RSVP by day before each workshop firstname.lastname@example.org or 360 – 642 – 2542