Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Get Ready to Craft Party!

Join us at the Official Etsy Houston Annual Craft Party!June 5th 7pm - 9pm at TX/RX Labs Art Space. This year's Etsy Craft Party theme is "collage" and people from all over the country will be exploring this year's theme to put a new spin on it. 

The Etsy Craft Party a crafting-with-cocktails kind of environment in which you can explore TX/RX and learn about all of their 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and other equipment. 

Pop Shop Houston will also be there simultaneously teaching a workshop in which you can learn to make eco friendly cleaning products. You are welcome to sign up for a structured craft party evening. Bring your own project to work on, bring supplies to share with other, bring snacks or drinks, or just bring yourself. Come anytime between 7pm and 9pm and stay for a few minutes or stay the whole time!

Please RSVP Here!

Learn about this event on Facebook Here.

Learn about Etsy at Pop Shop Houston's Intro to Etsy Workshop

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of how to set up their own Etsy Store. Students will work from their own laptops while we walk you through step by step and answer questions. Learn about tag words, groups, social media, photos, about me, etc. Bring an iphone for a brief discussion on getting Etsy-worthy photos quickly.
This workshop is $42 and can be purchased here.
Your Teachers for this Workshop will Be:

Jessica Von Braun – Jessica is in the top 1000 handmade sellers on etsy (out of 2.4million) and ranked 54th for art sellers on etsy worldwide. Her work consists of digital paintings, photo-manipulations, photo-collages (made with either personal photos, stock or work that is in the public domain). Most pieces include all of the above techniques combined for a finished artwork.  She can’t wait to teach students the tricks of the trade when it comes to Etsy sales. Read more about Jessica Von Braun here.

Brittany Bly – 2 Time Etsy Fellowship Winner and Etsy Houston Street Team Leader, Brittany Bly has also sat in on Etsy Development Meetings and has been paid to advertise for Etsy. Her two shops couldn’t be more different and she’s adding a 3rd shop to Etsy soon. One shop Math Attack is all gamer themed jewelry. The other, Potions, is quite magical. She looks forward to walking you through the Etsy community and answer Etsy FAQ’s.
Pop Shop craft workshops take place every first Friday of the month at TX/RX Labs. These workshops are lo-fi, beginner friendly, fun and cocktail friendly in which you will create your own stylish and modern design goods. It is in conjunction with TX/RX weekly open house so you can also tour the building, say hi and learn about all the awesome equipment they have.
TX/RX is a makerspace that allows membership access to 3d printers, a rapid prototyping lab, woodshop, machineshop, electronics lab and more. Our Pop Shop Workshops take place every first Friday of the month in the TX/RX Labs Art Building. This workshop is $42 and can be purchased here.
203 Roberts
Houston, TX 77003

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Learn about Pop Shop Houston Summer Festival June 13th-14th

Stay Cool this Summer with the Biggest and Most Cozy Summer Festival in Houston

This June 13th and 14th, Pop Shop Houston will be back to Silver Street Studios for the last event of the season. It’s been Pop Shop’s biggest year with over 6,000 in attendance at it’s Holiday Festival and over 15,000 at their events last year. Pop Shop Summer Festival will feature over 90 Houston-based artists, small businesses and makers of unique design goods. In addition there will be a live mural by Up Art Studios, life size sculptures by Jon Clark, murals by Nicky Davis, open artist studios at Silver Street Studios, Dj Ceeplus Bad Knives, No Fun, and FREDster, and food tastings by local eateries like Whole Foods, Topo Chico, Pistolero’s, cool tech projects from TX/RX Labs, and DIYs by Pop Shop America.