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Nepal Fundraiser Project featuring 3 Fish Studios, Courtney Cerruti, and Yellow Owl Workshop

In light of the disastrous earthquake in Nepal this past April, three San Francisco-based artists/studios--Yellow Owl Workshop, Courtney Cerruti and 3 Fish Studios, in association with Rare Device, have come together to host and conduct a series of workshops to help contribute funds to the people of Nepal. Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios, will also be selling a linocut print that he made specifically for the occasion. All of this will be taking place at 3 Fish Studio’s fantastic space in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, throughout the day on Sunday, August 30th.

More info on each workshop and links to purchase tickets to participate are below. All materials are included in the ticket prices for each workshop, and all the proceeds from the day will be going to Shikshya Foundation Nepal, whose mission, along with contributing toward immediate disaster relief, is to provide the best possible education to Nepal’s underprivileged youth. More information on the SFN and their work in Nepal here.

This event also has particular meaning to us at Rare Device - our very own, Phurba Gyalzen, was born and raised in the Himalayas. When we heard news of the earthquake in April, we were very concerned for the well-being of our loved ones and of the people of Nepal. We learned that Phurba's grandmother who lives in a remote village lost her home to the earthquake. Countless other Nepali lost their homes and loved ones, while aftershocks continued to rattle this small, poor nation for days. Nepal is no longer in the news on a daily basis, but the road to recovery is long. 

We are sending our heartfelt thanks to Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop, Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin of 3 Fish Studios and Courtney Cerruti for donating their time and talent to this cause.

So please join us, get creative, and give to a great cause! Very limited space, so sign up quick and tell your friends!



Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: $75, including materials.
Maximum: 10 people
Purchase tickets here.

Learn image transfer techniques for paper arts, collage, fiber arts, and more. Students will receive instruction in the best methods for combining, transferring, and layering found and created imagery and text in their work. Cerruti will demonstrate solvent and acrylic transferring methods, as well as techniques for creating transparent layers. Gain experience in different approaches that use inexpensive materials and go home with a wealth of knowledge and a pack of samples made in class! The Image Transfers course is great for beginners and seasoned artists who would like to add more dimension and depth to their work.

About Courtney:
Maker extraordinaire, Courtney, is the author of Playing with Image Transfers, Washi Tape 101, and Playing With Surface Design published by Quarry Books. Courtney teaches workshops all over the country and online at Her work has been featured on Oh Happy Day, Design Sponge, the SF Chronicle, Instagram and BuzzFeed. She makes something everyday and can be found on instagram as @ccerruti.


Time: 2-5pm
Cost: $95, including materials
Maximum: 12 max
Purchase tickets here.

In this workshop you will learn how to design, carve and print custom stamps on paper and fabric. We will get down with compositions, pattern repeats and other printing possibilities. Open to all skill levels, everyone will leave with fresh printed goods, solid knowledge about turning ideas into stamps and a compulsion to print every names surface! All necessary materials will be donated by Yellow Owl Workshop so 100% of the profits go to this very worthy cause. Feel free to bring any extra blank natural fabric (such as rayon, cotton or linen) or paper items for printing!

About Christine:
Christine Schmidt's art career began in primary school when she won a bike at the local grocer's coloring contest. This bike was red and had ten whole speeds! After a youth spent on the plains of Kansas City and art school in Washington D.C., she and her loverboy, Evan, moved west to a little place perched atop windy Bernal Hill in San Francisco. Fueled by too much black tea and public radio shows, she spent nights creating hand-printed cards and gifts. Seeking out local suppliers and working with fine, momma-earth loving materials, she began honing her line of wares. In 2007, after steeling her nerves, Christine took a box of her goods to some local stores, they placed orders and Yellow Owl Workshop was born.


It's going to be a full day, so please join us! Can't participate but still want to give? You can donate directly to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal here.

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