Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Mushroom Self-Portraits

Guest Artist: Hannah Hirsekorn

If you were a mushroom would you be… poisonous? delicious? cunning? parasitic?
Would you have frilly gills underneath you? wear a classic cap? grow tubers for your hands and feet?
What animals and plants would be your best friends? 

Hannah Hirsekorn, an interspecies social practice artist, will take us on a journey of self-portraiture inspired by the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms. She will dazzle us with the many different shapes, patterns, functions, and symbiotic relationships that mushrooms have developed in the seedy underbelly of nature, in order to turn the world’s waste into amazing new life. We will embody the fungal qualities we most identify with through movement and visualizations that guide our drawings, sculptures, or collages of ourselves as mushrooms.

Maybe you grow slowly and quietly on a living tree, or shoot up flamboyantly from a rotting log. Maybe you are the class clown “puffball” mushroom, releasing your spores in a little fart cloud! Or do you see yourself being lovingly tended by a colony of ant farmers? (Fun Fact: Hannah draws herself as a Dolly Parton “honey” mushroom decorated with rhinestones.) In addition to creating a most unexpected self-portrait, you will also develop a new appreciation for these strange and inspiring creatures, who resemble animals and people as much as plants.

Suggested Materials:

  • your favorite drawing or painting supplies
  • Sculpee or other modeling clay
  • collage materials (pictures of mushrooms are a plus!)
  • a real mushroom to dress up or decorate

Zoom Meeting ID: 974 8784 8818


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Draw Your Heart Out! Valentines with Emma Punch

Guest Artist: Emma Punch

If there’s one thing we are all learning right now, it’s how to show our love from a distance. This workshop is for showering affection on all of our loved ones—friends, children, family, lovers, secret crushes—through the delightful tradition of sending Valentines.

Artist Emma Punch will inspire guests with  her own collaged Post-It valentines and examples from different eras and styles. From nostalgic and silly to edgy and political, a handmade, personalized Valentine is a wonderful way to celebrate the people in your life. Maybe you’ll make traditional, papercut doilies that open onto a heart with a cursive message. Or maybe you will get inspired by vintage Valentines, clever puns, cute cartoons, or edgier phrases and risqué illustrations.  You’ll also learn to make personalized envelopes that fit custom sized cards. Don’t have that classic red and pink construction paper? Collage old magazines, wrapping paper, or junk mail! Even if all you have are paper scraps and a marker, Emma will make sure you leave with a set of handmade cards sure to be cherished by the recipient.

Suggested Materials

  • All kinds of paper (plain, construction, wrapping & tissue paper, etc.)
  • Scissors and glue
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Rubber stamps and ink
  • Blank cards and envelopes
  • Collage materials (magazines, candy wrappers, junk mail, etc.) 
  • Sticky notes
  • Fabric scraps
  • Glitter, string, or other decorations

Zoom Meeting ID: 977 9419 8502


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.