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October 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
A regenerative workshop that will guide participants through experimental mark-making and pattern play
Rediscover your creative spark and join Jennifer Stady & Julz Clementine for a playful, hands-on workshop that explores the power of experimentation. Together, they will share their favorite mark-making techniques, which are where they start their textile design projects that may end up on wallpaper, athletic products, or bags. These are ways of warming up, having fun, and being in the moment that can be incredibly useful and restorative during challenging times. Participants will fill at least 20 pages with marks that will become an experimental, abstract book. It’s empowering as a designer to become comfortable in creative spaces that might be a little bit out of one’s comfort zone, so this workshop allows all students to experience this in a friendly, guided way. Jennifer and Julz will talk about how abstract art, design, nature and play can be used to express emotions and create new ways of making marks. Option for digital designers: a demonstration on how to turn images into repeatable tiles for fabric printing. For this part, participants will need to bring a laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed.
This workshop will have room for 8-10 participants and will last 3 hours. Sparkling beverages, tea and snacks provided.
Back by popular demand, a second session of this workshop will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Register here for the second session.
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In just over 4 years, Portland TextileX Month (PTXM) has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration, cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and intergenerational exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored a multitude of FREE programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community events, and more—representing a diverse range of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM Regeneration Festival has brought together makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing. PTXM would not have been possible without the dedication of event organizers, paid contributors, paid interns, amazing volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community.
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