Design Week Portland kicks off this Saturday, April 6, and for those who like to learn by doing, we’ve curated a list of hands-on “maker” events to check out around town.
Got other suggestions for our list? Let us know.
Sunday, April 7
🎨 Learn how to use indigo to make non-toxic dyes (SE | Montavilla)
😋 Make a sculpture that you can eat (NE | Albina)
Monday, April 8
👟 Find out how shoes get made (NW | Old Town)
👀 Experience a world of augmented reality (NW | Pearl)
Wednesday, April 10
🛍️ Customize a tote bag with tassels, block prints, or other quirks (NE | Alberta)
👐 Chip in to help create a collaborative, multi-media mural (NE | Hollywood)
📓 Make a custom leather notebook cover (NE | Albina)
Thursday, April 11
💼 Take a leatherworking class at the adidas Maker Lab (NE | Overlook)
✍️ Learn the basics of printmaking at a free open house (SE | Central Eastside)
Friday, April 12
👚 Turn your old clothing into artwork at a modern embroidery workshop (NE | Albina)
Saturday, April 13
🏆 Compete in a design equity tournament (NE | Kerns)
🎽 Recycle old sports gear at a product design workshop (NW | Old Town)
Looking for something else? Check out DWP’s full list of itineraries here.