Have an unconventional night out... and something to brag about the next day!
Assembly offers hands-on modern craft & DIY workshops in various social spaces in the Portland, Oregon area. Grab a drink and come join us!
Learn new skills and make something with your hands in a fun social environment. The craft workshops and events are perfect for beginners and designed to empower your creativity and pique your interest in potential new hobbies.
Anyone can try to learn something online or from a book. With Assembly, you'll have a fun night out with all the instruction, materials, and tools necessary for you to complete a project that you will be proud of… all you need to do is show up! Come by yourself, bring a friend, or even a date. It's hard to go wrong when you're enjoying a drink and making cool stuff.
School’s in session at Assembly… we look forward to meeting you soon!
Founders / Teaching Artists
the Chief Creative Lady
Originally from Ohio, Liz Rosino Wright has a long history of creative projects and pursuits as a professional artist, clothing designer, video producer, small business owner, craft fair founder, and museum researcher. She holds a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and a MA from the University of Washington. She considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys the challenges and thrills of learning a new skill and supporting others to do the same.
Liz is the founder and conceptual lead of Assembly. She develops and teaches classes, runs daily operations, and steers the ship towards providing the most fun, accessible, and high quality creative educational experiences around.
the Swiss Army Knife
Born in Portland, Brian has played drums in over 30 Northwest bands and has performed on around 50 albums, TV shows, and film scores. His love of DIY spans from music to crafts and everything in between. He got his crafting start with altering and repairing his clothing on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. He spent a day watching Youtube videos just learning how to thread the machine! Brian holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and appreciates all things unconventional.
Brian helps out with a variety of functions, from assisting with events, producing the newsletter, to testing out new class ideas.
Guest Teaching Artists
Noelle Trudeau has always been drawn to artistic expression via numerous mediums. Living in Portland she has truly found a home as an artist. Feeling inspired by the beautiful city and the quiet power of nature she began noniko in 2010 as an outlet for metal smithing and her one of a kind pieces of jewelry. More recently she has shifted her focus to creating macrame and woven wall art. In 2017 she came on board with Assembly, where she enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for crafts with students across all skill levels and ages. Recent classes: Mixed Metals Pendant Jewelry Making Workshop & Woven Bead Ring Workshop
Megan Eckman designs approachable embroidery for modern stitchers as the head designer and owner of Studio MME. After graduating from art school, she turned her talents to helping others embrace their inner creativity. Her whimsical embroidery kits are sold all over the country and in 2016 she partnered with DMC to create a custom line of embroidery kits for their Commonthread collection. She currently lives just outside Portland. Recent class: Sashiko Embroidery Workshop
Lauren Morse is a backyard homesteader living in Milwaukie, OR. She spent the past three years managing the Portland Homestead Supply Co., helping students and customers alike embark on homesteading projects. Her experience with lotion making began as a way to relieve her sensitive-skinned hands from the rough work of farming. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and infusing creativity into all of her homemade products. And she has a secret to share: making your own body products is not only cheaper than buying them at the store, you can also make them better suited to your own skin-care needs! Recent class: DIY Natural Lotions and Balms Class
Shaina Beeson is a concrete artist living in Portland, OR. In 2016, her passion for plants inspired her to start creating her own planters which has flourished into Pine District Botanicals. Taking the industrial side of concrete and pairing it with pops of color are what drives her creativity into creating her unique treasures. She believes plants promote healing properties and encourages everyone to bring nature inside, whether it’s with one houseplant or ten! Recent classes: Mounted Plant Class & Concrete Planter Class
Andie Foxglove is a local basket maker who started UrbaNomad Weaving Company in 2016 from her living room after learning to weave Adirondack Pack Baskets at a local workshop. Andie hand dyes and lovingly prepares all of her materials, enjoying the communion of artistic expression and meaningful making that weaving provides. She currently teaches public and private workshops and runs a small Etsy shop featuring her handmade baskets. Recent class: Beginner's Basket Weaving Workshop
Tiffany Whipps of Tiffany Anne Studios has been a professional jewelry designer since 2010. In that time she’s had the fortune of designing jewelry that has been on New York Fashion Week runways and featured on celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra. She loves sharing her craft and has taught jewelry making and business classes in a variety of settings. When she is not in the studio, nature fuels her creativity and she loves being inspired by the endless beauty of the West Coast. Recent class: Forged Hoop Earrings Jewelry Making Class
Amanda Donahue is the owner and creator of The Scribblist, a calligraphy, lettering and illustration studio located in Portland, Oregon. With an extensive background in fine art as a painter and sculptor, Amanda brings a touch of whimsy into all aspects of her work, creating pieces that pay homage to beautiful lettering and joyful illustration. She is passionate about teaching and encourages others to discover their own creative voice through calligraphy, lettering and illustrative workshops. When Amanda isn't painting or working on lettering projects, you can find her enjoying a warm cup of tea and spending time with her husband and Goldendoodle pup, Brady. Recent class: Intro to Hand Lettering Workshop
Elizabeth Higgins, primarily a watercolor artist, has lived in Oregon since 1995, where she maintains a studio in SE Portland and teaches art classes for various cultural organizations. Painting is joyful and playful to her, and this is reflected in her bright, warm-colored art. She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon, is a contributing artist at Catherine Bede Gallery, and has had her work featured on the “Portlandia” television series. Recent class: Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop
Claire Houlding is a self-taught mixed media artist originally from South Africa. Her art projects are inspired by the beauty, texture, and diversity of nature. She enjoys working with wood, ceramics, metal, and natural rustic textures from the Pacific Northwest, such as moss, feathers, and plants. Her passion for teaching, bringing people together, and the love of mixed media crafts expanded to the establishment of Three & Me, through which she teaches public and private events in the Portland area. Recent class: DIY Wood Serving Tray Workshop