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Saturday
Oct 22, 2011
Sewing with Electronics workshop - make a light up Halloween decoration
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Create a spooky light-up fabric decoration for your wall or door! In this workshop we'll use Aniomagic's Sparkle platform to sew LED Halloween decorations that respond to ambient light levels.

Sparkle is one of a growing number of eTextile platforms meant for creating projects that integrate electronics with fabrics or paper. Sparkle can be programmed for interactive response without writing any code, and no soldering is needed as all of the components can be sewn together with special electrically conductive thread.

The cost for this workshop is $50. All materials are provided, including an Aniomagic Sparkle sensor kit with an approximate retail value of $40. No electronic experience needed, some experience with hand sewing is recommended. Register at etextilehalloween.eventbrite.com

About the instructors: Shannon Henry loves to make things that blend the science & tech world with art and crafts. She has been crafting with fabric since she could handle safety scissors, and began integrating electronics into her art in 2008. Her eTextile work has been shown in San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver BC. She also develops sewn electronics kits and tutorials, which you can find at her website, Polymathdesignlab.com.

Cat Poole is a one woman instigator of perception bending mayhem. Through "Discovering Empowerment Through Creativity" workshops and Upcycled Electronics, she encourages all to defy their programming and void all warranties. Find out more at her site, Cacophonouscreations.com.

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Saturday
Aug 24, 2013
Soft Circuit Crafting
Lovecraft Bar

Curious about the process of integrating electronics into fabric? Have something at home that lacks some much needed illumination? This workshop is a great place to start!

YOU: * Have any level of experience with electronics * Have any level of experience with sewing * Bring an item of non-stretch fabric that you want to add an LED or two to

LEARN: * How to create a circuit with up to two switches * Methods of sewing circuits on to your fabric using conductive thread. * How to convert standard LEDs (and other electronic components) into sew-able ones * How to use standard textile fastenings like zippers and snaps to switch your project on and off, *Lots of tips on how to make your project easier and make sure it lasts.

Cost: $5 covers basic materials with a suggested $5 - $10 pay what you can for the workshop lessons.

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Saturday
Aug 23, 2014
Paper Circuits at Lovecraft Bar
Lovecraft Bar

Join me this Saturday when we'll combine the art of origami and card making with electronics!

No prior electronics or paper crafting experience required.

While all materials will be provided, please feel free to bring:

Origami paper

Copper tape

Scissors

Colored pencils, markers, crayons

Construction paper

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Saturday
Sep 27, 2014
Illuminated Flexagons at Lovecraft Bar
Lovecraft Bar

Join me this Saturday when we'll combine the art of folding hexaflexagons with electronics!

No prior electronics or paper crafting experience required.

While all materials will be provided, please feel free to bring:

Origami paper

Copper tape

Scissors

Colored pencils, markers, crayons

Construction paper

Saturday
May 19, 2018
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
TVF&R Station 67

Steve Buss will share how innovation works by inspiration from Steven Johnson's book "Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation"

Learn and share your passion in a supportive community. Free Knowledge Mission is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://appear.in/knowledgemavens

Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

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Tuesday
Apr 16, 2019
Art In The Park
1000 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

It's springtime, and it's time to get outside. Do you need some motivation to share your artwork with the public? How about setting up in the Park and inviting people to encourage you to create? Bring your drawing pads, ipads, paints, and easels; or just come hang out and talk to other talented artists.

I'll be set up on the riverfront near the Salmon Street Springs Fountain in Downtown Portland. Look for Garrett with an iPad at the steps where the Portland Spirit embarks.

This event is weather permitting. Keep an eye on this Meetup 24 hrs in advance for cancellations due to heavy rain forecasts.

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Saturday
Jan 25, 2020
Making Art Everyday
Portland Community Church

http://makingarteveryday.com/ is a great way to inspire you to draw or create art every day.

Lisa Bardot has shared a daily prompt similar to Inktober to give you ideas about what to create each day. If you plan to create for just 10 minutes a day it may start an inspiring journey that could lead to an entire life of creating. Making Art Every Day also has an online community on Instagram #makingarteveryday to share your work with friends.

In this Meetup, we'll plan to bring this to life in person. Bring your art supplies, sketchpads, or tablets and we'll create together. I'll have extra supplies if you need some.

If you like to get inspiration from others, we'll see you soon! Families welcome.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Saturday
Aug 8, 2020
Art Share - Share Your Talents
Zoom

Would you like to share your art with other talented artists? Join us on Zoom for an hour to collaborate on our favorite art projects. I'll start us off by sharing my favorite paintings in my sketchbook. I can give a brief history of how I learned the fundamentals including shadows, perspective, composition, construction, proportions, gestures, color theory, and anatomy.

Whatever time we have left, others are welcome to share their art projects. We'll even do a Zoom poll to vote on upcoming topic ideas.

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Saturday
Jan 30
Learn How to Draw From Your Imagination
Online

Join us as I talk about how to improve your art skills.

I made a goal in 2021 to paint all original artwork. In the past month, I've been painting Jesus and other characters from the Bible.

During this hour, I'll share my methods of painting without references. Whatever time is left, we can have Q&A and a general discussion. You're welcome to share your artwork as well.

Be inspired!

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