PSU Graphic Design: Workshop

Art Chantry Workshop!


Join design legend, Art Chantry for a poster workshop in which you create everything by hand—no computers. Are you up for the challenge? Sign up for one of the limited spots over at Eventbrite!

April 22, from 10am to 1pm


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First ever Risograph workshop!


Curious about the Risograph? Dora Litterell and Briar Levit will be offering an introductory workshop to help you learn about the glorious machine, and how to prepare your artwork for it. The workshop will culminate in the printing of a poster featuring a bit of each participant’s artwork.

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Turkish Social Life + Design Thinking Workshop

Register —-> Eventbrite Registration

Turkish Social Life + Design Thinking
In this workshop participants will produce a collaboratively generated publication in just three hours. Participants will learn about traditional Turkish social activities and culture and consider how these practices relate to their own lives. Through a variety of creative prompts, participants will make these cross-cultural connections through drawing, collage and other means.

About the Instructor:
Arzu Ozkal (M.F.A, SUNY Buffalo, 2005; B.A, Bilkent University, 1998) is interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose work focus on design’s role in looking for forms of creative and critical outcomes through social participation. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at San Diego State University. Prior to joining San Diego State University in Fall 2011, she spent three years on the faculty of the Art Department at Oberlin College teaching new media practices. Since 2011, Ozkal has been working together with women from Turkey, Europe and USA to design platforms of social exchange. Ozkal co-edited with Dr. Claudia Pederson, Gün: Women’s Networks a DIY book project investigating informal networks and their extension into digital media with the aim of gaining understanding of the sociocultural conditions impacting women’s participation in contemporary culture (2013).

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Animation for Designers: After Effects Workshop!


May 28th 5:30 – 7:30pm
Art Building Room 320
Learn how to bring your illustrations to life with local animator Jesse Jones!
Jesse has worked for the television show Grimm here in Portland and
animates his own cartoons and comics. Instructions on how to create your
own character and a free trial of After Effects can be found on the event’s
Tumblr page. Please have After Effects downloaded and our characters
ready to go when you arrive at the workshop.

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Good Workshops: Ideation & Process with Jolby & Friends

Come join us for the first edition of Good Workshops! 

Jolby & Friends will be joining us to give a talk about ideation and process followed by a small hands-on workshop (so come ready to participate).

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the talk begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

About Jolby & Friends:
We believe that true collaboration is more than just working together. It’s bringing a piece of yourself to the table and abandoning your ego to be a part of something bigger. In our studio collaboration happens at every level of what we do from concept to execution. This is the life of our studio and the identity of who we are: A team of designers, makers, illustrators, thinkers, and wonderers. Never defaulting to one kind of solution, our goal is push the ideas and work to a different place. As a team we accomplish more than any of us could have dreamed on our own. This idea is our foundation and our goal, to collaborate for the better.

About Good Workshops:
Good Workshops is a monthly event held every second Tuesday at Sockeye where PSUGD invites creatives to share their expertise on a topic that will help you become a better maker.

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