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

6/23-25 Chantel Barber & Acrylic Portrait Painting

Deadline June 16, 2017

This 3-day intensive Acrylic Painting workshop focuses on the portrait with award winning painter Chantel Barber June 23-25, 2017. Recently featured in the 2017 summer edition of Acrylic Artist magazine, she comes to Carrie Moore Studios on the Knoll to share her wisdom and passion of painting.

6/10-7/29 Seven Week Writers’ Workshop | Imagery : Past & Present

Deadline June 05, 2017

Writers will learn how to create poems incorporating the concept of place by using memory, senses, pictures, and storytelling skills. These poems will demonstrate use of images to give a sense of a real or fictional place. Writers will study poems that show careful craft by other writers who also write about place through images. […]

9/27-29 The Road Less Traveled Conference (WI)

Deadline September 23, 2017

Delve into the complex subject of artist-built environments during a three-day conference, September 27-29, 2017, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Through a variety of performances, panels, and workshops, attendees will share new ideas and broaden the collective knowledge and appreciation of this unique style of art making that is the […]

6/21-8/29 Acting for Kids & Teens Workshops

Deadline August 29, 2017

Acting for Kids & Teens is the Northwest’s premiere TV/Film acting studio where kids & teens explore their inner artist and the business of acting. AFK&T is owned and directed by coach Katie, O’Grady who is also an actress and producer. A positive and professional presence in the Portland community, Katie exposes her kids to […]

6/12 Portland Fine Arts Guild presents “Sip & Paint”

Deadline June 12, 2017

Painting is a great way to release tension and show your creative side. Mix painting, friends and snacks for a memorable evening. June 12, 5:45pm- 8:00pm Painting: “Poppies” Rivercrest Community Church 3201 NE 148th Ave Portland, OR 97024 No experience needed. All supplies included Cost: $45. To reserve call Laurie Martin-Cohn 503-754-6491. First come first […]

6/5, 12, 19 Portland Fine Arts Guild April Classes: Colored Pencil Techniques with Rodger King

Deadline June 19, 2017

Portland Fine Arts Guild Presents: Colored Pencil Techniques with Rodger King On June 5, 12 and 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm Rivercrest Community Church 3201 NE 148th Avenue Portland 97230 You do not have to pre-register for this class. Just come and enjoy! Rodger King will teach Colored Pencil drawing emphasizing: layering techniques finding the different color […]

7/22 & 7/29 RACC Workshops: The Driving Force (2 parts)

Deadline July 29, 2017

In this two-day workshop intensive you will identify the driving force behind your business, learn how it connects to your personal values, and clarify the mission + vision behind your brand. You will also develop clear language to communicate to your audience, customers and investors what your business does, why it does it, and who […]

5/13-8/22 Open Signal’s Summer Classes

Deadline August 22, 2017

Open Signal puts the power of media back into the public’s hands, teaching advanced documentary filmmaking, media literacy and more. Whether you’re an artist or a technical wiz, an adult, a teen or child, we have a training program to help you make your media vision a reality. More than 25 summer courses scheduled for adults […]

6/12 RACC & OVLA Workshop: “Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists & Performers”

Deadline June 12, 2017

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA) in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council present a workshop that covers principals and tactics underlying one of the most important, though misunderstood components of a successful arts/entertainment career — negotiations (the process of securing favorable business terms).Concepts covered include: focusing expectations, undertaking advance preparations, cultivating […]

6/10 RACC & Open Signal Workshop: “The Happening 2017: Portland’s Love/Hate Relationship with Hip-Hop”

Deadline June 10, 2017

Hip-hop in Portland is growing in respect and stature, as emerging and established artist alike navigate a shifting musical landscape. Join moderator DJ Klyph as he prompts artist Karma Riviera, artist Fish Martinez, journalist Jenni Moore and promoter Anthony Sanchez to share their takes on the state of our local hip-hop scene. Stay to take […]

6/24 Workshop: Dress Up Your Shirt

Deadline June 24, 2017

Apparel artists, designers, sewers: Join Portland Apparel Lab for a 4-hour workshop where we will unlock the mysteries of the classic oxford dress shirt. We’re talking: Collars, collar stands, cuffs, cuff plackets, and button holes! Join us for some dressy, shirt-based fun. We will provide all materials and refreshments. For Intermediate to Advanced Level Stitchers. […]

6/3 Workshop: Crash Course in Industrial Machines

Deadline June 03, 2017

Apparel artists, designers and sewers: Ever wondered what it would be like to upgrade from your table-top sewing machine? Feeling a need for speed? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to using Industrial Machines for sewing soft goods and apparel. Learn what each one does, how to thread and troubleshoot, and operate each one safely. […]

6/10 Workshop: Knit Knowledge

Deadline June 10, 2017

Apparel artists, designers, sewers: So you want to “stretch” your knowledge and confidence around sewing with knit fabrics? Awesome. Sewing stretchy fabric requires different techniques and tools. If you’ve got a grasp of wovens, but still feel iffy about knits, we’re here to help de-mystify this new jersey world for you. During our 4-hour workshop […]

5/27 Workshop: Sewing in 3D

Deadline May 27, 2017

Apparel artists, designers and sewers: Ever been frustrated trying to pin a sleeve into an armhole? Want to know how to sew two curves together the easy way? We have the class for you. Conquer your curves and ditch your pins in this 4 hour workshop. We will start with simple curves and advance to […]

7/1-8 International Summer School of Physical Theatre (Austria)

Deadline July 01, 2017

Summer School of Physical Theatre 2017 opens its doors for performers from all over the world, you are now invited to send in your registration for this year’s event. July 1 – 8, 2017 Retzhof Castle – Austria We are welcoming dancers, choreographers, directors, actors, circus performers, movement practitioners with professional stage experience, interested in […]

6/23 Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA) Legal Clinic

Deadline June 09, 2017

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offers 50 minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues. To be eligible for a clinic session, individual artists must have a household annual income of […]

August-June Future Forum: Alternative Education for Artists

Deadline June 16, 2017

As the cost of traditional degree programs increases each year, Open Signal is proud to launch Future Forum, an educational alternative for media artists and makers. During this intensive 10-month program, you’ll gain access to professional media production equipment, enjoy exhibition opportunities and meet experienced artists, curators and educators. You’ll also get the opportunity to […]

6/3 Dish + Design Workshop

Deadline June 03, 2017

ADRIENNE ELIADES Visiting Artist Workshop / Saturday June 3, 2017 10am – 4pm $35/$25 Students Visiting Artist Workshop Dish + Design is a full day of demos and discussion with potter Adrienne Eliades. You are free to come and go as you wish. No need to bring anything other than a notepad, if you like, […]

6/24 Westside Cultural Alliance Workshop II: Best Practices for Arts & Culture Organizations

Deadline June 24, 2017

Join us for a free workshop for people serving arts and culture organizations in Washington County. Presenter Kirk Harvey will cover topics including: board job descriptions, policies including risk management, board meeting procedures, actions without a meeting, committees, budgeting, strategic planning and thinking, high performance governance. Workshop II: Best Practices for Arts & Culture Organizations […]

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.

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