Summer is nearly upon us, and there's so much happening!
Rather than compete with all the Solstice events, we're lining up with Ballard Seafood Fest for a Midsummer Market! Join us at our very haunted venue in the heart of Old Ballard for two days of art slinging and general revelry!
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There's no reason children should have all the fun! Grown-ups can get their hands dirty and finger prints all over their clothes too at one of our multi-day "camps"!
Learn a new medium, a new skill, or explore an old favorite in-depth while making some new friends! And go home each day to sleep in your own bed. ;) Just the good part of camp. No bed bugs!
Procreate Boot Camp: July 10th - 13th, 6pm - 8pm. $80.
Color Exploration Camp: July 18th - 21st, 10am - 12pm. $120.
Making Marks Summer Camp: July 18th - 21st, 2pm - 4pm. $120.
DIY Art Supplies Summer Camp: August 1st - 4th, 10am-1pm. $180.
Acrylic Painting Summer Camp: August 1st - 4th, 3pm - 6pm. $200.
Puppet Craft Summer Camp: August 15th - 18th, 1pm - 4pm. $180.
Zine Summer Camp: August 28th - 31st, 10am - 2pm. $150.
Paint & Sip this month is canceled, but it's returning to last WEDNESDAYS next month, so save the date for June 28th!
Thursday, June 1, 6:00pm: Part one of our two-day Reduction Block Printing class! Plan out an awesome, limited edition, multi-layer print!
Friday, June 2, 6:00pm: Part two of Reduction Block Printing! Carve away at that precious block! You'll never print that previous layer again!
Saturday, June 3, 5:00pm:Grab your laptop and learn how to Clean & Color scanned or photographed artwork in Photoshop!
This might look like a light week, but we excluded sold out classes! Don't miss something that sounds cool, plan and look ahead!
Pride Month is nigh! 🌈🌈🌈 Push/Pull is full of queer weirdos and we're proud to support many more queer weirdos!
Pick up one of these amazing queer coloring books from Stacked Deck Press, a publisher specializing in comics, coloring books, and prose of LGBTQAIU+ interest! Choose from Butch Lesbians over the years or an assortment of Trans and Queer heroes!
SDP also has a number of award-winning queer anthologies that are definitely work checking out!
New & Restocked
We aren't participating in Give Big's annual donation drive this year, but we'd still appreciate the support!
Grab a subscription box or join the VIP Club to get a lil somethin' in return! Sign up for one of our freshly scheduled May classes and bring a friend! Let us do your next Risograph job!
This was a crazy idea from the start, and we're only able to keep it going because of you! ♥♥♥ Thank you for all your support!
Artists are invited to submit work inspired by their favorite chapter(s) from The Mind of Plants -- our Book Club pick this year -- for a group show in July.
We'll have a group work and peer review/critique/feedback session on June 13th!
Thanks so much to everyone who applied for our Spring Equinox Market! We're excited to announce our lineup for the weekend and can't wait to see everyone there!
In addition to a packed weekend full of amazing artists, Lisa Jordan (@kyr.creates) will be leading Watercolor on the Rocks Sunday evening after the market! You definitely don't want to miss out!
Book Club is back! This year, we're reading The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence, an anthology with lots of cool contributors! The book is quite the hefty volume, with each chapter devoted to a specific type of plant.
To keep it simple and ease back into book club activities, we'll just be discussing a handful of chapters. In-person meetings will be at Push/Pull every other Tuesday, 7:15pm - 8:30pm, starting April 11th, with the following chapter itenerary:
You can also discuss any of these (or other chapters!) online at any time on our Discord server!
Book Club Group Show
Artists are invited to submit work inspired by their favorite chapter(s) for a group show in July. We'll have a group work and peer review/critique/feedback session on June 13th!
We're thrilled to have Marie Okuma Johnston as our Artist Resident this year!
Marie will be working in our studio for the next few months on pieces for a June show called Gendai Hyakki Yagyo ("Modern Day Parade of Demons") which will showcase current events told through old Japanese folktales. Look forward to it!
Thank you again to everyone who applied as well. It was great looking at everyone's work, and there will definitely be more opportunities for you all in the future! 💖
We've nearly made it through the winter, and there's less than a month until we change those clocks again for those sweet, sweet 7pm sunsets!
As such, we're excited to announce our next market! This time we'll be just down the block in Old Ballard, at Salmon Bay Eagles. It's gonna be two days of rad artists and artisans slingin' their goods, so come out and support them!
Are you a rad artist or artisan?? Then we look forward to your vendor application! The deadline is March 13th, but we'll be reviewing them as we receive them, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you'll have an answer!
We've put our new risograph machine through the paces, learned its ins and outs, and are now ready to offer printing services to others!
Like a strange hybrid between screenprinting and xerox duplicating, risograph is a unique way to make your book, zine, or print really stand out!
After a year off, Stanza makes its triumphant return with an optimistic theme: Solarpunk! (Wtf is that?)
Send us your poems of joy and hope in spite of doom and disaster. Selected poems will be paired with artists for a visual interpretation, and poems and art will be published together in a book. See the application below!
Herein are news and updates about hours, closures, calls for art, show openings, and more! Also, intermittent comix, zine, and art supply reviews!
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