Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

If you’re concerned about violence, be it in your life or in our community, you should take a look at this workshop.

“Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop October 22-23 9am-6pm @ Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. $25 fee or $5 scholarship rate – Lunch included

(Shared Facebook Event)

AVP Workshop

What to expect? Participants from our previous workshop say:

“Connecting with others at more than a superficial level”
“Come expecting not instructions about how to do it, but an experience.”
“We learned to affirm each other” … “techniques for better communication” … “practical conflict resolution techniques”
… “how to live in a nonviolent way.”
“Taking risks – plowing through fears – staying open – being a part of a process with strangers can change your life, perhaps forever.”

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There’s a new taco truck into town.

Taco Bill's Taco Madness

Come by the Pajama Factory after noon today to give “Taco Bill’s Taco Madness” a try!

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Community Woodshop Fall Schedule

The Williamsport Community Woodshop, located in the Pajama Factory, has just shared their Fall schedule!

You don’t need to be an expert craftsman to take these classes—each is a great introduction to a particular area of wood working.

Check ’em out!

(Shared Facebook Post from Williamsport Community Woodshop)

2016 Fall Woodshop Class Schedule

Check out our new Class Schedule for 2016 if you’re interested in learning the basics and and making the following. John, Paul, and Ken are ready to get started. Details of the Classes are on our website.

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A Call to Art: The Second Annual HIgh School Portfolio Review

A Call to Art: Portfolio Review

The Factory Works Gallery will be hosting a portfolio review on Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 to 4:00 PM. Sophomore, Junior & Senior high school students are all invited to bring a portfolio of their artwork to be reviewed by representatives from four regional schools’ fine art departments: Bloomsburg and Mansfield Universities, as well as Lycoming & Keystone Colleges.

This is a great opportunity for students to share their portfolios and receive feedback about their artwork, and for students and their families to learn about the collegiate art programs available in the region. The event will take place in, in studio 10 north of the Pajama Factory, where an exhibition of participating college student work will also be on display.

Portfolio Guidelines:

  • 2D & 3D work: 8 – 12 pieces
  • A Sketchbook
  • Digital Work: please provide website or hard copies (print outs)

You may bring a jump drive, but we cannot guarantee that schools will provide computer access. You may bring your own display system).

This event is sponsored by Factory Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization housed within the revitalized historic Pajama Factory complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The goals are to support and maintain communal studios and workshops, sponsor educational seminars and lectures, support and promote art-centric events, maintain an artist and artisan exhibition space, and to partner with local organizations and neighbors in an effort to engage the local community in the arts.

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Clever

Dave Becker demonstrates "an old sign painter's trick."

David Becker had the door to his studio open just now and took a moment to demonstrate what he described as “an old sign painter’s trick.” It’s a stick with a rubber ball mounted on the end, that lets you work more easily, while keeping your hands off the paper. (You’ll be able to see the finished product at a show in November we’ll be talking about more as its opening gets closer.)

Thanks for the demo, Dave!

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