Catfish Club Saturday

Saturday, Aug. 13th, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

If you are a kid or a kid at heart, mark your calendar! Next Saturday, Aug. 13th, we’re reviving our classic 2nd Saturday arts programming with a FREE ZINE-MAKING WORKSHOP! Not sure what a zine is? Here’s how our friends at Printed explain it:

“A zine (pronounced “zeen”) is a self-published, handmade work of original or appropriated texts and images. A zine can be hard to define because there aren’t a ton of rules, though typically they take the form of small magazines, hence the title! They originate from 1930’s sci-fi communities and, throughout the years, have been popular in informal, underground, or niche creative communities.”

Printed are some fun folks who happen to experts in zinemaking, having earlier this year put out their first edition featuring the art of 70 Louisville creatives, and we’re thrilled to have Shannon Delahanty from their team (and a regular Portland Museum contributor) leading this workshop! Joining Shannon will be her workshop assistant, and husband, Forrest Pass!

It would be a shame to host such a hands-on program though without utilizing our printmaking shop Beech Grove Press, right? Thankfully, Shannon and Forrest are experienced printmakers, and will be helping workshop attendees print their zine’s cover using our hulking, yet graceful, machinery and huge collection of blocks. Also utilized will be historic photography from our archive!

An example of what’s possible with zines!

This event will also serve as an opportunity for you and your child to learn about Portland Museum’s AHOY project, and for us to get feedback from you both! We want AHOY to be for children and by children, and as such are taking suggestions from attendees of events such as this very seriously. Welcome to the catfish club!

Just a few great ideas to come out of the catfish club so far!

Can’t make it this time? Don’t worry! This is just one of many children’s events we will be hosting in the coming months thanks to a generous donation from the Zeta Iota Chapter of Psi Iota Xi. Stay tuned!

The AHOY house!

P.S. Printed is currently accepting submissions for its second edition! For more information, check out their website here.