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

8/7-28 Portland Fine Arts Guild presents: “Painting with the Masters”

Deadline August 28, 2017

Portland Fine Arts Guild Presents a 3-week series: “Painting with the Masters” Rivercrest Community Church 3201 NE 148th Avenue Portland 97230 Try this technique of classical art training: copy a work of the great Masters. Add a splash of creativity and make it your own. August 7 10:00am to 2:00pm Create Edgar in watercolor Robin […]

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 […]


Deadline September 01, 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 an annual household income of […]

Sept 2017- April 2018 Oregon Humanities’ Humanity in Perspective

Deadline September 01, 2017

Oregon Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Humanity in Perspective (HIP) course, which will meet from September 2017 to April 2018. Humanity in Perspective is a free college course for adults who do not have a college degree and who face financial barriers to continuing their education. Over eight months, a community of […]

Summer 2017 Book Arts Workshops at Sitka Center

Deadline September 02, 2017

Books are so much more than symbols on a printed page. Discover forms like Star Book in a Hexagon Box, or nature-based materials in Pulp Ecology, Rust Print Journal and Sitka Spruce Papermaking. Explore the art of gilding letters, bookbinding techniques and Italic handwriting. Come to the coast and dive into a variety of 2017 […]

9/6-10/11 Radius Community Art Studio’s Beginner Painting Workshop

Deadline September 05, 2017

Instructor: Jolyn Fry Cost: $225 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, September 6th – October 11th 6weeks, 6 sessions, 15 instr. hours + open studio access through the month of October Radius Community Art Studio’s painting classes are organized to address the needs of beginner and more experienced students. Learn to build an underpainting from scratch, and […]

9/6-10/11 Radius Community Art Studio’s Introduction to Drawing Wednesdays

Deadline September 06, 2017

Instructor: Jolyn Fry Cost: $190 Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, September 6th- October 11th 6 weeks, 6 sessions, 12 instr. hours + open studio access through the month of October Learn and practice drawing with pencil, charcoal, and conte crayons. Each class we will observe and describe perspective, positive/negative space, form, and value using the methods of contour […]

9/11 RACC Workshop with Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: “Copyright for Creatives”

Deadline September 11, 2017

This workshop provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyright ability of works, ownership (initial ownership; transfers; works-for-hire), registration, infringement and remedies, and fair use. Through this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect your work. Attorneys Lydia Loren and Kohel Haver will […]

9/15-16 Silk Aquatint Printmaking Class

Deadline September 15, 2017

A two-day workshop led by Jani Hoberg. Silk aquatint is a type of collagraph using silk fabric, plexiglass and acrylic paint to create the plate, which print rich blacks. This class is suitable for participants who have some printmaking or painting experience. The silk is adhered to a piece of plexiglass with black acrylic paint. […]

Summer 2017 3D Visual Art Workshops at Sitka Center

Deadline September 17, 2017

From creating Recycled Metal Frames to Mosaic Water Fountains, Wet Carved Concrete, Hand-building Abstracted Nature in clay, to making a Bamboo Pendant Lamp– Sitka Center has a sculpture workshop for you! Come to the Oregon coast this summer and discover a new medium in 3D forms inspired by the nature of Cascade Head. Visit our […]

9/11,18 Portland Fine Arts Guild Presents Classes with Claudia Nice, Sip & Paint & Annamieka Davidson

Deadline September 18, 2017

Portland Fine Arts Guild Presents Pen and Ink with Claudia Nice September 11 10:00am-2:00pm Project: Barnyard Scene Supply List: Paper will be provided. Bring Pens: Koh-i-noor Rapiograph 25 or 35and ink, koh-i-noor Universal or Rapidra ink, or Pigma micron .006 Claudia Nice, a native of the Pacific Northwest, attended the University of Kansas, but gained […]

9/22-23 Non-toxic copperplate etching class (Cannon Beach)

Deadline September 22, 2017

This two-day workshop led by Angela Purviance, will cover non-toxic copperplate etching. Participants will learn how to create both line work and aquatint using innovative materials like soy wax, India ink, floor polish, and saltwater electro-etch instead of the traditional hazardous chemicals. In this class, we will learn the ins and outs of using experimental […]

9/23 Drawing! One day Intensive Workshop with Jolyn Fry

Deadline September 23, 2017

This 3 hour workshop is designed to encourage the new student or the more experienced artist to draw with gesture and contour to create form. Exercises and instruction will be geared for all levels, and each student will be individually challenged to learn new skills in a supportive environment. Value, form, and proportion will be […]

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 […]

Summer/Fall 2017 Writing Workshops at Sitka Center

Deadline September 24, 2017

Do you have a story to tell? Sitka offers writing workshops in everything from simple journaling or writing essays to actually structuring a novel or memoir. Transform your travel memories into prose in The Writer Abroad with Joanne Mulcahy, or Wield the Pen to Make a Difference with Laura Moulton. Novelist/poet Kim Stafford and PEN/Hemingway […]

7/17-9/28 Hone Your Photo/Video Skills with Workshops at MetroEast

Deadline September 28, 2017

IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU: Do you love a good story? Do you have a message for the community? Media is the most powerful way to get out there and be seen. Take advantage of your services. MetroEast offers fun, low-cost workshops to help you make videos, photos, and other media projects. We provide you […]

8/12 & 9/30 Experiential Watercolor with Carly Larsson

Deadline September 30, 2017

Come get colorful and learn watercolor painting techniques through first-hand experimentation! This workshop will begin with a short discussion on paper, paints, and tools and then move into exercises tailored to each artist’s comfort level with the medium. Participants will leave with experimental swatches to be collected in a sketchbook for future reference or treasured […]

10/8 Two Pillars of Northwest Art to Speak at Imprint Gallery (Cannon Beach)

Deadline October 08, 2017

Imprint Gallery are planning a monthly program of talks or demonstrations in the gallery by their exhibiting artists. This new program of talks is intended to offer an opportunity for artists to network, to contextualize the exhibited work, and for collectors to meet the artists. On Sunday, October 8, Alfredo Arreguin and Yuji Hiratsuka will […]

10/10-20 Lakewood’s London, Bath & Stratford Theatre Tour

Deadline October 10, 2017

 Join Lakewood Exec. Producer Ermerita Kay Vega on a theatre trip to London, Bath and Stratford this fall! This incredible trip will feature the latest crop of shows as well as numerous tours to historic sites and theatres. $6,495 per person.  

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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