Friday August 9th, 2013 from 6-8 pm: Branding, Labeling, and Packaging Your Handmade Products

Travis Weaver and Roby Fitzhenry will talk about the process they went through to create the branding for Manready Mercantile and TS Weaver & Co., considered to be some of the best labeling and packaging in the Houston handmade market. Hear their success stories and all the times it didn't work out and they had to try again!

Travis Weaver owns and operates Manready Mercantile (a unisex line of apothecary and home goods) and TS Weaver & Co (a line of durable dry goods of leather, canvas, metal and wood) out of his downtown area loft. You can find more information at www.manready.com

Roby Fitzhenry is the founder and Creative Director of Always Creative (a boutique brand and web development agency founded in 2007) and the Associate Director of Impact Programming of AIGA Houston. You can find out more about Roby at www.alwayscreative.net

This lecture is FREE to attend and will take place upstairs at Grand Prize Bar, which is located at:

1010 Banks Street

Houston, TX 77006

Please arrive a few minutes early to get a drink at the bar or a snack from Sandy Witch Sandwich Company (located at the window downstairs).

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Wednesday August 14th, 2013 from 7-9 pm: Terrarium Class

Houston loves terrariums! Terrarium making is consistently our most popular class, so we're bringing it back!

Maclean Smyth of Houston Makerspace and Dear Cormorant will give a brief lecture on terrarium construction and maintenance before students get to jump in and make their own!  Discover how easy terrariums are to create, and learn the secrets behind why that last one died so quickly (hint: leave it alone!).

Students can choose to make a closed fern and moss terrarium, an open-air succulent terrarium, a hanging air plant terrarium, or all three! 

Tickets are $40 per person and include all materials. Refreshments will be provided. Please keep in mind that this activity can be messy. 

This class will be held at Sharespace, which is located at:

2201 Preston Street (Orange Building) 

Houston, TX 77003

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40.00

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Tuesday August 20th, 2013 from 8-10 pm: Fabric Stamping Class

In this class, Lindsay Burns from Lotti will show students that fabric stamping is a current, quick way to create your own textile designs! 

We will have plain tote bags, tshirts, and tea towels on hand for you to print, or you may bring your own items.

Tickets are $20 per person and include all materials. Refreshments will be provided. Please keep in mind that this activity can be messy. 

This class will be held at Sharespace, which is located at:

2201 Preston Street (Orange Building) 

Houston, TX 77003

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20.00

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Thursday August 29th, 2013 from 7-9 pm: August Maker Meet Up

Come to our monthly informal happy hours and meet some of the folks who are raising the stakes for the Houston maker community. There will be people who can help you make, market, and sell your creations.

We'll talk about things like:

- What resources already exist to source, make, and sell your goods? Where are the gaps? What do we need?
- What makerspaces already exist? What are the new ones on the horizon? Where should you go for what?
- What events (big and small) exist for the maker community? Workshops? Startup Weekend/Maker Edition?

August's Maker Meet up will be held at Onion Creek, which is located at:

3106 White Oak Drive

Houston, TX 77007

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