Outreach Events

At the Pajama Factory, we believe that art – in all of its many forms – is a tool to shape society. Art can act as a catalyst for community development, provide a means for constructive societal engagement, animate a space, spark reflection, encourage dialogues, and have an influence over issues and trends. Because of this, we aim to cultivate a community where artists are given the space to develop their practice, expand their networks, and experiment together, building a creative, collaborative future.

One of the ways we hope to achieve this is through our Outreach Events. All of these events are FREE to the public. We hope to see you there.

Friday, July 12th

Master Class with Sheilagh Weymouth

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Community Room, 1307 Park Ave (Btwn Rose St & Park Ave)

Multiple award winning NYC actress and acting coach is offering a class in self-expression. This is a rare opportunity for anyone – performer or not – to experience a deeper authenticity with whatever and however they want to express as artists. Pssst, You… you’re an artist, BTW. Surprise!

Bring some text (written word) of one minute or less, memorized. Don’t worry, you’ll get help when you inevitably forget your words. And make sure you love the text. You don’t have to know why, just that there’s something about it you love. And then we’ll work! Safe yet daring, and scary, too … but you’ll discover it’s not really scary. It’s just human. Join the club!

Saturday, July 13th

The Deeper Mind: An Interactive Poetry Workshop

TIME: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: PJF Courtyard, 1307 Park Ave (Btwn Rose St & Park Ave)

Join AIR Resident, Rachel Cualedare, for writing exercises that will open up access to the “deeper mind” we all have. Using music and other sources, we will draw out the language behind our ordinary everyday language, finding out what we may be thinking at the back of everything else. No writing experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome

Plein Air Drawing as Diary

time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Artist, Sophie Najjar, will host a plein air session that is open in terms of media. Bring whatever materials that you prefer to draw with. We will engage with the notion of plein air as a more diaristic means of research, practice, meditation, and documentation, as opposed to a rigid understanding of formal landscape painting. This will be an opportunity to learn about what we can glean from drawing from life, as opposed to photographs, and how we can improve our understanding of observation, spaces, composition, ephemerality, and perfection.

friday, July 26th

Drop-in Intro to Book Arts

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 PM


Join artists, Rowan Leigh Shaffer and Sarah Foster, for a drop-in Intro to Book Arts session. Learn how to create pamphlet stitched books in a variety of forms and explore the relationship between structure and content to create a one-of-a-kind book to take home! Sample materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring paper, thread, and other materials to experiment with if they desire.

williamsport pride drag show

TIME: 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Location: Community Room, 1307 Park Ave (enter on cemetery St Parking Lot)

Celebrate Pride Season with 10 fabulously talented Drag Queens for a LIP SYNCING EXTRAVAGANZAAAA! Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 8:00pm, and it is BYOB. Guests bringing alcohol will be carded at the door (please drink responsibly). Admission is free, seating is limited. You must RSVP to reserve your seat.

It is customary in a drag show to cash tip your drag performer. All tips will be donated to AIDS Resource, local non-profit AIDS Service Organization (http://aidsresource.com/

SAturday, July 27th

Just My Type: An Intro to Graphic Design

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

LOCATION: 1307 Park Ave, Studio 7-246 (2nd floor)

Join designer and artist, Kay Leigh Farley, for a one hour introduction to the world of graphic design. Designers arrange visual elements on a wide variety of media (posters, packaging, MRI Machines, etc.) in order to engage, persuade, or inform. During the workshop you will learn the basic principles of the design, the tools of the trade, and how to utilize them. This part lecture, part demo will give you the information you need to start designing. Attendees can optionally bring a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign if they would like to follow along with the demo.