Fueled by the passion for learning, sharing, and creating.
This is the foundation of WeMake.

We are a local, non-profit 501C that helps to foster art and design in Portland, Oregon's creative community through hands-on experiences, creative dialogue, and design-in-action initiatives. All of our events are focused on the process of making and the spirit of community.


Mary Kate McDevitt sXc

Mary Kate McDevitt sXc


sketchXchange is a night of inspiration and drawing. It’s a chance to peek into the sketchbooks of some of our favorite illustrators and learn about their process.

Grove Bamboo Workshop

Grove Bamboo Workshop


We coordinate discovery workshops within Portland’s craftsmen community. If you're interested in collaborating with us, or have an idea for a workshop, drop us a line.

WeMake Celebrates 2014

WeMake Celebrates 2014

design in action

We like to give back. In the last three years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated over $30,000 to arts and music education.


Textiles tell a story. We are excited to have an opportunity to visit Kiriko for a workshop on traditional Japanese Boro techniques.

Literally translating to “rags,” or “scraps of cloth” in Japanese, Boro is a symbol of a “ use everything and waste nothing” philosophy. 
This workshop is limited to 10 people. MORE INFO SOON!

DATE: Friday, May 8th
TIME: 6:00-9pm

COST: $35
PLACE: Kiriko
107 NW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209


We are excited to announce this year for WeMake Celebrates we are holding a 2 day conference with a line-up of incredible speakers talking about the process of making. SAVE THE DATES-October 2nd-3rd, 2015.

RECAP: Character Workshop with Rilla Alexander


We had the pleasure of hosting Rilla Alexander in a character design workshop this month. Rilla is a wonderful teacher, and an amazing designer/illustrator. It was a blast!


The WeMake Magazine

Each quarter contains exclusive interviews, news & events, student spotlights, and event recaps.


For Your Digital Collection

Grab a copy of our free digital magazines for the iPad.
Each issue contains exclusive interviews and videos.


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