Siren Nation Arts and Crafts Show
Arts and Crafts sellers
- Kennedy School - Gymnasium |
- Sunday, November 11, 2012
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
11am – 12:15
Martha Jordan Room:
Yoga for Beginners
Instructor: Cindy Lewis
Mina Parsons Room:
Laika Career Retrospective and Master Class
Art School PDX Workshops: Recycled Book/Journal Making
Instructors: Dianna Fontes
Mina Parsons Room:
Instructor: Christine McKernan
Art School PDX Workshops: Found Object Printmaking
Instructors: Joy Leising, Dianna Fontes
Art School PDX Workshops: Weaving
Instructors:Joy Leising, Dianna Fontes
Martha Jordan Room:
T-Shirt Restyle Workshop
Instructor: Skye Blue and Erin Gilbert
Mina Parsons Room:
PDX PLA (Portland Lifestyle Advising) Healthy LifestyleTBA
Instructor: Casey Cardoso
Art School PDX Workshops: Postcard Project
Instructors: Dianna Fontes
About The Workshops
To start the day, we are stretching, breathing, and learning some basic yoga postures that channel energy and open up your senses. Cindy Lewis is a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). When asked about yoga, she said, “yoga is my passion and sharing it with the community is a joy. I began my yoga journey in the 80′s. My classes are full of humor, inspiration and play.” You can find Cindy Lewis on facebook at Yoga with Cindy web site: http://www.myyogaspring.com/ Blog: http://myyogaspring.blogspot.com/
Presenters: Cindy Lewis
Career Retrospective and Master Class
Are you fascinated with Laika? Are you curious about what goes in to each animated piece? What the process is from start to finish? This is a Q&A Session with Laika production managers who can tell you all about the artistic process, story-boards, and directive elements of Laika films.
Recycled Book/Journal Making. Learn the art of making several types of hand bound books. Use found objects, recycled materials, and more to customize your books. Bring personal items like photos, ticket stubs, maps and other scrap booking items to personalize your book.
Found Object Printmaking. Printmaking is easy when you find interesting shapes, patterns and textures in found objects. Use your custom made papers to decorate and personalize your books.
Weaving. Use the art of weaving to create and decorate! Make coasters, book covers, earrings and coffee cozies using new weaving techniques.
Postcard Project. Grab a blank post card and address it to yourself or
someone you know then drop it in our box of addressed postcards. Select a
postcard addressed to a stranger from the box and decorate it using various
materials, found object printmaking or with your new weaving skills in the art
room. Each postcard is already posted and will be mailed out over the next
year as part of our postcard project. Some day, when you least expect it,
your postcard will arrive decorated by an unknown artist just ready to brighten
presenter: Dianna Fontes
This composition workshop will be a free write and critical response session wherein you are encouraged to bring something you are working on, or something freshly started. There are no rules here, no boundaries to the breath or scope of language, only thoughtful reactions and receptive listeners.
Presented by: Tai Carmen
A look at women in Stand-up comedy in Portland Oregon. Local
comedians Whitney Streed, Jessie McCoy and Katie Brien will talk about the
sometimes therapuetic, usually rewarding and always terrifying benefits of
stand-up comedy as a means to deal with life through laughter.
Participants will hear perspectives on stand-up comedy for women, the local comedy scene and participate in hands-on joke writing, performing and much more!
presenter: Katie Brien, Whitney Streed, Jessie McCoy
Keys to Selling Online
Go on a guided tour of Etsy.com with certified Etsy Educator Christine Claringbold, graduate of Etsy's June 2012 Educator training. Christine will discuss what you need to set up an Etsy shop, how to get started making your first sales, where to go when you need help, and the four keys to Etsy success. Don’t forget to bring questions about selling your work online.
Presented by: Christine Claringbold
Ever wonder what to do with extra large band t-shirts or your families' worn out tops? Turn your oversized t-shirts into a work of art! In this workshop we will deconstruct old t-shirts and restyle them with an amazing new look. Bring your own t-shirt or use one of ours.
Presented by: Skye Blue and Erin Gilbert
(Portland Lifestyle Advising) Healthy Lifestyle
Has a doctor advised you to make lifestyle changes? DO you feel stuck or stagnant with where you want your life to be or to look like?
We are offering a workshop based in understanding balance in health and wellness concepts for a balanced and more meaningful life. We will explore the difference between illness and wellness and introduce steps to get your life in the direction you want it to be heading in.
Presented by: Casey Cardoso
100% handmade upcycled handbag using reclaimed coffee burlap sacks and discarded clothing of natural fiber. The mission of 5th Season is to inspire the use of consumer goods for yet another "season" - refashioned, repurposed and transformed into something new and innovative.
Addie Pearl Jewelry Design
Stunning, colorful felt jewelry. Simple and complex designs in a wide selection of pins, rings, barrettes, pendants and keychains
Allegra B Designs
Handmade tote bags, decorative throw pillows, pot holders and iron-on patches
Artwork by Kendra Binney
Limited edition "art panels" which are reproductions mounted on wood panels and covered in layers of plastic resin. Also featured will be pendants, shadow boxes, magnets, cards and other small items from the artist's original artwork.
bama + ry
Inspiring and customized hand-cut and hand-stamped copper and nickel necklaces and earrings with a little brass thrown in.
Art prints, greeting cards, plush & wearable items made from fabric printed with the artist's original illustrations
Mixed-media artwork and jewelry made with vintage beer cans, bottle caps and pull tabs.
Rad goodies: including greeting cards, pocket mirrors, button magnets andfelt, hand-sewn plushes.
Handmade earthenware ceramics individually thrown on the wheel or hand-built using bright colors and whimsical animals.
Wood tea lights, Portland engraved coasters, etched pilsner and pint glasses with Oregon logo, simple flower studs and silver and gem earrings
Di Pinsonault Originals
Art - small paintings, prints and notecards; ceramic dragon scuplture
Papercrafts, altered art, upcycled art, art cards, treasure boxes, gift items, handmade crafting embellishments, gift tags, ornaments, gift boxes, and gift bags
Children's clothing and accessories: including wrap skirts, art smocks, hats, bibs and changing pads. Each item is hand-cut and sewn, down to the handmade bias tape. All of the fabrics we use are not only visually appealing, but also comfortable and practical (everything is washable!). All of our materials are free of pvc, bpa and lead.
Screen printed patches, as well as prints on paper (including intaglio, relief, and letterpress), buttons, and cards
One size fits all snap around skirts that are extremely flattering to the behind.
Earrings, necklaces, cuff links, and belt buckles all made of laser cut wood. Some are painted but all are sealed and finished in Portland specific designs as well as bold color blocking designs.
Fused & cast glass. Ice Cube Magnets. Crazy Daisy Magnets and Ornaments, Classy Glass Coasters and Peek-a-boo Tiles
House of Moss
House of Moss is a little spot in the forest where you can find natural felted wool home decor, gifts, and children's items: wool acorns, felted amanita mushrooms, embroidered star moss, wool pebbles, tiny felt terrariums, animal sculptures, wool nests, and other natural curiosities.
Jennifer Campbell Design
Found object jewelry - watch and clock parts, and Steampunk style; Assemblage art in the Steampunk genre; Vintage tin pendants
"Dwink!" ceramic cups; ceramic handmade planters; and upcycled books
Original Art (paintings & art dolls), magnets, greeting card sets, coloring pages
lil e creations
Wings, stick horses, sockmonkeys, silly animal hats, tiny diorama viewfinders
Lovely, functional handmade ceramic pieces glazed with muted contemporary tones, incorporating whimsical decorations from nature that charm or make you itch.
Photographs hung from ribbon or mounted on blocks; Original poster designs
Handmade and self designed crocheted hats and hairclips
Original and imaginative art, prints, cards and dolls
Hair shampoo & conditioner, therapeutic body lotions (made with herbal infusions + essential oils), body butter, lip balm, cosmetics and other body care products.
Ohlnu is a handcrafted line of original bags and accessories that are influenced by the natural aspects of the Northwest, Southwest, and Midwestern regions of North America. Ohlnu products are made with materials such as wool (primarily Pendleton Wool), leather, cotton, raw gemstones, and other natural resources.
Original art magnets, note cards created with original photography, mirrors with collage frames
Stationery and paper goods created with discarded paper and found objects. "Memoir" line of cards features excerpts from the artist's visual journals and sketchbooks.
Cosmic American art & accessories including conceptual dream catchers
children's toys, jewelry, and home décor (dish cloths and potholders)
Inspired by favorite desert and cocktail recipes and almost entirely crafted from natural and local ingredients, these soaps and other body products blend the best essential oils, seeds, citrus peels, and spices to promote a healthy diet for those hungry for hygiene!
Handmade, mixed-metal jewelry, using a variety of forging and patina processes, that are feminine but with the feel of a vintage keepsake.
Handmade garments and accessories using retro inspiration and vintage materials
Locally-made screen-printed tops for women as well as some dresses and skirts
Thorn&Wynn is a jewelry line focused on geometric shapes, beautiful stones, flattering colors and simple, wearable design. Following the ethos: less is more, neutral colors let natural beauty shine, and a little asymmetrical twist never hurt anybody.
Portland UrbanScapes Prints are colorful, illustrative Portland cityscapes. The originals are multi-layered collages in resin that become 3-dimensional in feel as each layer creates a larger depth of field. The mixed media include photography, inks, pencil, oil pastel, acrylic paint, metallic papers, etc.
WeaverKate weaves cotton hand towels with a pop of color and eye-catching scarves, and creates pins and pendants featuring handwoven fabric or original mixed media art. Also offered are woven mug rugs (coasters) using cotton and recycled plastic bags, and handwoven Lavender sachets.
About Siren Nation Arts and Crafts Show
This event is part of The Siren Nation Women's Music and Arts Festival, which takes place November 4-7. Siren Nation's mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts.
The gym hosts 40 art and craft sellers from the Pacific Northwest, while free workshops take place in the Mina Parsons Room and the Martha Jordan Room.
For more information please visit www.sirennation.com
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