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Ninety-Twenty Studios Kickstarter: A new home for building skills in Craft in Portland, OR

We’re super excited about this Kickstarter by Christine Clark and Winona Hwang to renovate Ninety-Twenty Studios into a more functional community workshop space. If you have the ability, please support!

When Portland’s Oregon College of Art and Craft closed last May, a home for craft and the attendant educational opportunities for students of all ages, educators and artists were lost. To help offset this some, Ninety-Twenty Studios seeks to become a center for those seeking craft-based practice, education, and collaboration. We are artists, educators, and makers demonstrating what creative endeavors can be achieved in the vibrant art culture in Portland, OR. Our production varies from jewelry/metalsmithing to woodworking, welding, large scale sculpture, and soft goods as well as processes supported by computer technology. This Kickstarter will support the further development of Ninety-Twenty Studios as we pursue opportunities to engage with the craft community and provide outreach to our regional community in multiple ways.

As part of this effort, we have established Ninety-Twenty Workshop, a classroom and studio space that will allow us to offer a wide variety of courses and workshops to students of all levels, ranging from jewelry, functional ware and tools to woodworking and sculpture. We have established a partnership with a local non-profit organization whose focus is on craft education in Portland. With newly acquired equipment, Ninety Twenty Workshop will offer programming that honors the legacy of OCAC through continued skill-building in craft.

Check out the Kickstarter at http://kck.st/2QeJPlR

Dakotah Fitzhugh