2013 Siren Nation Festival: Workshops

2013 Festival Workshops

We have an incredible lineup for this year’s FREE community workshops with Portland’s awesome women teaching you how to do all kinds of fun and useful things not to mention opportunities to pick the brains of some of the hardest working ladies in their industries! Workshops will be happening at Mcmenamin’s Kennedy School on Sunday November 10th! Facebook Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/423377211100319


Session One 11am-12:15pm

Learn To Love Your Bike Back (Bicycle Maintenance)
Your bike does so much for you, isn’t it time to give it a little extra care? We’ll cover the basics of bike maintenance like tire inflation, chain maintenance, wheel and brake maintenance, what to do in case of an accident and how best to keep those accidents from happening in the first place. We’ll also talk about how to have a better bike shop experience when you do need to go in for repairs.

This workshop will be very interactive, so come ready with questions!

INSTRUCTOR: Tori Bortman of Gracie’s Wrench (www.gracieswrench.com)
ROOM: Martha Jordan Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/175631632626158


Strength Through Dance

Dancer’s Body Class

A class made to help you build strong, flexible muscles by using controlled movements and progressive stretching techniques like you would find in a basic ballet or jazz class. You do not need any former training to do this program. It is designed to elongate your body, strengthen your core and improve flexibility like a dancer.

INSTRUCTOR: Megan of Diva Den Studio (www.divadenstudio.com)
ROOM: Mina Parsons Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/455582221219826



Session Two  12:30-1:45 pm

What Life Lessons Can We Learn from Improvisation?

This interactive workshop will change your life. Play games, reflect on the meaning, and laugh a lot. ComedySportz Portland has been teaching individuals and leading companies to discover the power of the improvisation mindset since 1993.

INSTRUCTOR: Patrick Short of ComedySportz Portland (www.portlandcomedy.com)
ROOM: Martha Jordan Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/187661378088903


Brazilian Samba Fusion Dance
Come experience the enriched music, culture and dance of Brazil with Brazilian Native Keli Davis. Learn a fun, energetic Samba routine infused with other forms of Brazilian dance. Hear the music, feel the beat of drums and immerse yourself in the experience.

INSTRUCTOR: Keli of Diva Den Studio (www.divadenstudio.com)
ROOM: Mina Parsons Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/588822504508282



Session three  2pm-3:30pm

Homebrewing 101
The Homebrewing experts at Homebrew Exchange will show you everything you need to know to get started making your own drinkable creations at home!

INSTRUCTOR: Miranda of Homebrew Exchange  (www.homebrewexchange.net)
ROOM: Martha Jordan Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374300386143745



Sewing for Beginners

Beginners Sewing: make a headband

Learn to sew using a simple, fun pattern! Workshop taught by Nicole from Union Rose and Cassie from Mag-Big! Walk out with a cool, finished creation!

No sewing machine or fabric necessary! Just show up ready to learn!

INSTRUCTORS: Nicole & Cassie
(www.unionrosepdx.com) (www.mag-big.com)

ROOM: Mina Parsons Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/420650798041340



Session four:   3:30 pm -5pm

Getting to the Heart of Your Brand
Your brand is sooooo much more than just your logo! Kids Learn tips and tricks to make your business more successful, less stressful and all sorts of awesome!

INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Giffrow of Upswept Creative (www.upsweptcreative.com)
ROOM: Martha Jordan Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/598048646921718



Behind the Portrait

Gain some understanding of the picture taking process and how to capture a story with simply a photo. Bring your camera! (www.margaretjacobsen.com)

INSTRUCTOR: Margaret Jacobsen of Margaret Jacobsen Photography
ROOM: Mina Parsons Room

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/398793350248077


Entire Day:  

DIY Library: Kids Crafting (TBA) from Dianna Fontes of 100th Monkey Art Studio


FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/618137078238100