Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Character Creation

This August,  Drink & Draw explores puppets! First we’ll develop characters for our puppets through a rapid fire doodle event. Then, we’ll bring these character designs to life as paper puppets.

Guest Artist: Logan Kruidenier

Logan Kruidenier has led various “Doodle Jams” throughout the city inspired by his daily practice of making quick drawings on post-it notes. This practice has become an essential part of his day and brings fresh ideas and new compositions to his art.

Every story needs a compelling character. Doodle your cast of puppets into creation through a rapid set of prompt-driven drawing exercises designed to help you get free and wacky with your ideas as you think about interesting personality traits, back stories, physical features, and how these might manifest as striking silhouettes. Join us with your beverage of choice  for a fun mid-week break in your routine. And if your doodles are begging to be brought to life, come back for part two on August 18th!

Suggested Materials:

  • Post-it notes or loose pieces of paper
  • Drawing tools like pencils, pens or sharpies

Zoom Meeting ID: 84382223670


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Paper Puppets

This August,  Drink & Draw explores puppets! First we’ll develop characters for our puppets through a rapid fire doodle event. Then, we’ll bring these character designs to life as paper puppets.

Guest Artist: Myra Su

As one of the oldest forms of puppetry, paper and shadow puppets have delighted and entertained for hundreds of years. Myra Su will be walking us through engineering expressive paper puppets using everyday recycled materials. She will be sharing techniques from her many years as a touring puppeteer with Manual Cinema, as well as from her most recent puppet film, GOODNIGHT SHADOW, that features articulated paper doll-like puppets. Together, we’ll explore both shadow puppets that focus on expressive silhouettes as well as paper puppets with hand drawn features. 

Join us  for this fun mid-week break to build your own cast of characters for a magical at home shadow play. Need help developing a compelling character? Attend our  August 4th Drink & Draw to turn your doodles into one-of-a-kind protagonists.

Suggested Materials:

  • Floral wire, twist ties or paperclips
  • Papers or cardstock
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors and/or X-acto knives
  • Tape
  • Any drawing material (pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Optional Materials:

  • Bamboo skewers or chopsticks
  • Flashlight, desk lamp, or cell phone with a flash
  • Push pins
  • Pliers

Zoom Meeting ID: 86581833384


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

2021 Annual Member Meeting

Our Annual Member Meeting brings together our community of members to provide feedback and guidance for our organization while being able to meet and learn from each other.

This is also when our members meet the nominations for our Board of Directors, both new nominees and those up for re-election. Our board is a committee of generous supporters who work hard to ensure our long-term health and that we remain vigilantly work towards our mission. (The ballot will be shared electronically during the virtual gathering.)

Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also angee@spudnikpress.org to request the link. 

The Agenda: 

  • TBA
  • Meet our prospective new Board Members; Board member voting
  • Member Announcements

Are you interested but not a member? Become a Spudnik Press member!

The Board of Directors Ballot

Hellen Coleman (New Director)
Mathematician & Artist

Holly Ekwejunor-Etchie (New Director)
Global Operations Manager, McDonald’s
Artist

Aya Nakamura (New Director)
Artist

Elizabeth Burke-Dain (Renewing Director, Current Secretary)
Principle, Christenson Gray Media, LLC
Artist

Janice Cho (Renewing Director, Current President)
Independent Design Consultant & Artist