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!


Turkish Social Life + Design Thinking Workshop

Posted on May 24th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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).