Register for a Workshop at Second Story!

Posted on Feb 12th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

What does it take to create a compelling experience? What does experience even mean? And, what kinds of recipes could you use and what are the right ingredients for creating a meaningful experience?
At Second Story, our projects are driven by stories, but they don’t succeed unless we capture a visitor’s attention. This way of thinking is a practice we call experience design.
We are excited to invite you to our lab from 2-4 on Friday, Februry 23rd. This time it will be your turn to practice creating an experience in a fast paced 2-hour workshop that may or may not result in a Showcase Showdown where one team will be awarded a trophy. A real trophy.
This workshop is open to PSU students only. REGISTER HERE!

Outlet Workshop: Political Patterning with Jennifer Stady

Posted on Sep 25th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Join us at Outlet for a lively, provocative evening to think, draw and resist with Jennifer Stady of Laundry Studio!

We will brainstorm a personal or political belief and by the end of the evening create a handmade repeat pattern to use on surfaces from t-shirts to wrapping paper.

With examples to inspire us, we will fill up lots of blank, white pages with words, drawings, and motifs, eventually narrowing our focus and learning how to create a 8.5” x 11” repeat tile. Jennifer will model how to use Photoshop for you to create a repeatable file at home. (You will get a tip sheet!) You can then print your design on anything you can imagine: wallpaper, clothing, bags, posters, and more.

Let’s cover the world’s surfaces with our voices and passion.

Workshop fee is $50 (OH WAIT! It’s FREE for PSUGD students…just enter the code PSUGD at checkout) and includes all paper, pens and pencils that you will need to create drawings and your final pattern. Register HERE!

This is a workshop for anyone interested in design, art process, patterns or politics. All levels welcome.


Book Binding + Paper Basics with Precious Bugarin

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Learn paper basics and binding tips + tricks in this fun, hands-on workshop!

Precious will cover

Paper basics + Ink Jet Printing: How to get good results on your home printer
Craft basics: Cutting, Scoring, and Folding
Inspiration: A selection of binding inspiration to show

Students may follow along during the demos
Paper and Adhesive included

Please bring: Cutting matte, cork back metal ruler at least 12 inches, xacto or utility knife, butter knife or other scoring tool, pencil + black marker

See you there!

Please register at Eventbrite


Art Chantry Workshop!

Posted on Apr 4th, 2016 by briar


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



First ever Risograph workshop!

Posted on Jan 25th, 2016 by briar


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.

Sign up at Eventbrite!