workshops and lectures

This page includes a listing of local (and some national) professional development workshops, lectures, forums and conferences open to artists, educators, and organizations. Most of these notices are listed according to start date, although some workshops are spread over a period of time so it’s best to peruse the entire list. Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links. To submit a notice go to

Why There Are Words PDX Presents: Pollinate

Deadline May 20, 2018

Join Why There Are Words PDX (WTAW PDX) on May 20, 2018 at the Leach Botanical Garden as six acclaimed authors, plus special guest Peg Alford Pursell, founder and director of Why There Are Words, read on the theme “Pollinate.” Doors open at 4 PM; readings begin at 4:15. $10 at the door; proceeds to […]

Introduction to Improvisational Theater

Deadline April 24, 2018

Whether you are a classically trained actor, a poet or a painter, all artists can benefit from gaining confidence and comfort with spontaneity. From auditioning skills to personal growth, the gifts of improvisational theater are invaluable. At Deep End Theater we specialize in a unique approach to improvisation that is grounded in strong acting, storytelling […]

Artist Talk : Hilary Pfeifer

Deadline April 22, 2018

FREE and Open to the Public! Hilary Pfeifer is a practicing public, production, and conceptual artist of nearly three decades. Her anthropomorphized, craft-influenced sculpture and installations humorously address the conflict between humans and the natural environment through the lens of curiosity. Join us for an afternoon discussion with Hilary, who will share her experiences navigating […]

Scene Study: Talkin’ Shaw 5/2/18

Deadline May 02, 2018

Join us for a lively group analysis of George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara facilitated by Benjamin Fainstein, literary manager and resident dramaturg at The Armory. Attendees will have the chance to share impressions and pick each other’s brains about this dynamic text. The class will consider the script from both a literary perspective and a […]

Catalyst Cohort — Training in Facilitation + Curriculum Development

Deadline December 31, 2018

Leading a meaningful in-person experience takes more than just gathering people in a room. As circle-holders, community-connectors, teachers, and guides, how do we utilize creativity not just in what we teach but how we teach? The Catalyst Cohort is a five-month, in-person immersion in facilitation training and curriculum development. The Cohort welcomes artists, community workers, […]

Curriculum Clinic: ELL Students and the Arts

Deadline April 20, 2018

REGISTER HERE: This half-day workshop “clinic” will provide teaching artists with information they can use to make alterations to their lesson planning, assessments, and/or facilitation style to better reach students who are still learning English. The workshop will include a history of strategies of working with multilingual students, interactive work, and application time for […]

4/21/18 Storytelling Workshop with DeLanna Studi

Deadline April 21, 2018

Learn to craft and hone a story from a master storyteller: DeLanna Studi, the writer and performer of And So We Walked. She will explore the history of Native oral tradition and storytelling. This workshop explores structure, cultural appropriation, origin stories, verbatim theatre, and the importance of sharing one’s voice. Saturday, April 21, 2 – […]

Let’s Get Busy 2018

Deadline April 21, 2018

Let’s Get Busy is a speed date style event, connecting nonprofits to consultants in branding, graphic design, web design, social and strategy—hosted by designer and educator Precious Bugarin and nonprofit consultant Toni Tabora-Roberts. Our Design Week Portland 2017 event was a big success and we met our goal of creating connections, inspiring actions and keeping […]

Open Figure Study Studio – 2D & 3D

Deadline May 31, 2018

St. Johns Clay Collective in N. Portland hosts a figure study studio, open to sculpture and drawing, on the last friday of the month. Professional art models for three hour block. $15 model fee. Bring your own supplies. Register online Upcoming dates March 30 and April 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

Photo Workshops VENICE

Deadline August 31, 2018

The PhotoPhore is extremely proud to present its Photo Workshops VENICE! We are strenuous supporters of learning by doing, and we are pleased to realize our photography workshops in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Venice! We are organizing the new adventure of Photo Workshops VENICE joining our passion for art and […]

Open to Your Creative/Spiritual Self through Meditation and Writing

Deadline July 23, 2018

Sandy is leading a weekend non-residential retreat for women from July 21-22 2018. For more information and to register, please contact Janet Pliske During this weekend we will awaken our creative potential and explore our most authentic nature. This retreat is for women interested in meditation who want to experiment with or enhance the […]

2/7-5/30 Mural painting classes at PNCA

Deadline May 01, 2018

Pacific Northwest College or Art begins offering two Continuing Education class to the public for mural painting February 2018. The first class begins with indoor murals, looking at the history of murals around the world, engages with traditional and unorthodox methods of mural painting, and gives the class an opportunity to create large scale murals […]

1/20 InstaMarketing for Artists

“InstaMarketing for Artists” with Helvi Smith, Jan 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn the best visual platform for your art with Helvi Smith. Have the Instagram app downloaded to your smartphone and setup before class. $20, email to register. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 AM – 1 PM Valley Art Association, 2022 Main St, Forest Grove, […]

1/16 Arts and Culture Grants Panel

Join representatives from the Collins Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, and your colleagues for an engaging meet the funders session to prepare for the 2018 grant application season. Learn what funding organizations are looking for, get your questions answered, and dive into the details about how to […]

Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links.