2018 Workshops, Presented by Rockwell Collins

Workshops are 60-90 minute in-depth learning experiences. Workshops will be located in Zone 3 of the north parking lot and are free unless otherwise noted. Space is first-come, first-served.


11:00AM | Face Painting with Celena Rubin, local makeup and hair artist, and founder of The Art of Makeup: Makeup School

Making is the theme of this weekend, but in this workshop, you are the canvas. Join the Art of Makeup: Makeup School for a special workshop in Face Painting. Bring a friend and get ready to be transformed! Open to all ages.


12:30PM | Your Story Changes History: Make a Podcast with Jim Brunberg, host and producer of the popular ‘Roam Schooled’ podcast

Using only the equipment that you carry around in your pocket, you can make discoveries, connections, and have an impact. Let’s do a podcast together! Open to all ages.


2:00PM | Ebru Paper Marbling with Danny Rodriguez, local artist

This hands-on introduction to Ebru Paper Marbling will enchant you with its beautiful technique. Learn how to make wild patterns on the water, and how to take original prints from the water to the paper. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


3:30PM & 4:00PM | Sunflower Cupcakes with The Dessert Tray

Do you happen to like both flowers and sugary treats? Then come on down to the Sunflower Cupcake workshop hosted by The Dessert Tray! This hands-on workshop will show you how to carve and make the cheeriest of flowers into an edible cupcake. It will be lots of fun and delicious too! Open to all ages.


11:00AM | “Why DIY? Self-sufficiency and American Life,” an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project with Jennifer Burns Bright, PhD, food educator and travel writer based in Port Orford, Oregon

Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. Open to All Ages, But Recommended For 10+.


12:30PM | Make Your Own Shampoo Bars! with Lee Ann Moyers, Frigg’s Mercantile

Cut down on waste by making your own bath and beauty products! Get the hands-on opportunity to press your own shampoo bars and create homemade lotions. See how simple it is to reduce waste by making it from scratch! Open to All Ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


2:00PM | Metal Etching with Matt Miller, On-Call OMSI Educator

Use safe materials and simple chemistry to etch a design into a steel container! Not recommended for children under 13.


3:30PM | Adopt-a-Hand with Shashi Jain, Portland-based entrepreneur, technologist, startup mentor, and instructor

The Hand-A-Thon workshop is presented by Portland 3D Printing Lab and Portland Chapter of e-NABLE. The workshop will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges in the area of 3D Printed Prosthetics and other assistive technologies as well as provide an opportunity to assemble a 3D printed prosthetic hand that will be distributed to people in need around the world. No experience required! We will be working with small hand tools and tying knots as we assemble the hands. Open to All Ages. Small children must be accompanied by an adult.