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

12/6-20 International Conference “Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” (Austria)

Deadline December 16, 2017

December 16 – 20, 2017 Retzhof Castle – Styria, Austria “Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts Administration – Performing Arts Training – Theatre Design & Technology The conference […]

1/4, 11, 18 Portland Fine Arts Guild presents “Watercolor for the Holidays” with Steve Ludeman

Deadline December 18, 2017

On December 4, 11, 18 from 10:00am-2:00pm, watercolorist Steve Ludeman will teach students (beginning to advanced) how to tell a story with their art. He will demonstrate techniques used to paint snow. Students will create winter landscapes in watercolor. Steve grew up in Iowa and studied art in Switzerland, Germany and Australia before settling in […]

12/28-1/1 “Welcoming the Unpredictable: A New Years Retreat for Women”

Deadline December 28, 2017

When obstacles loom and disturbing events shake our confidence, how do we keep our equilibrium? Martha Boesing and Sandy Boucher  invite us to slow down, breathe and relax, as we enter a mindful exploration of our changes, loss and joy. Through meditation and guided exercises, writing, music, art and dance, we are offered the opportunity […]

1/19 Oregon Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts legal clinic

Deadline January 05, 2018

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 […]

1/6-27 FREE Pre-Ballet Classes at The Portland Ballet

Deadline January 06, 2018

The Portland Ballet presents a series of free pre-ballet classes in January for ages 6-9. Each series is four classes held once a week at TPB’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway. The free pre classes introduce young dancers to the fundamentals of ballet and helps them decide if ballet is right for them. TPB welcomes […]

1/7-2/11 Deep End Theater Workshops: Improvising Drama

Deadline January 07, 2018

This class reaches beyond the often narrow genre of improv comedy and embraces the deep, the rich, and the poignant possibilities of drama. Theatrical improvisation is an art and a craft that requires mental and emotional flexibility. Well-rounded actors, willing to move beyond the immediate gratification of audience laughter, are capable of creating truly thought-provoking […]

1/8-3/19 Monday Night Acting Lab – Winter Term/2018 at Mt. Hood Community College

Deadline January 08, 2018

Through group and solo work, exercises, challenges, and games, this weekly class of ten sessions offers a laboratory and safe space for intensive study and investigation of: -Relaxation -Concentration -Stretching the Imagination -Text Interpretation -Connecting with your Scene Partner -Pathways to Characterization -Working with your Body and Voice -Emotional Availability -Presence Discover and explore the […]

1/8-2/12 Deep End Theater Workshops: Introduction to Sound Improv

Deadline January 08, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about improvisational theater? Do you want to break out of your shell or rejuvenate your creativity? If you are new to improv, this class is an incredibly accessible, playful, and exciting introduction. Rooted in acting, this class is fun and low pressure with a sense of community. Instructor: Brett […]

1/8-2/12 Deep End Theater Workshops: Storytelling Class

Deadline January 08, 2018

This class builds an understanding of storytelling performance through the use of true personal narrative. Using specially designed exercises, participants identify a story begging to be told, workshop, and develop that story and have an opportunity to perform it for a live audience at the close of the session. This class has been described as […]

1/7-12/13 Deep End Theater workshops: Foundations of Sound Improv

Deadline January 09, 2018

This class focuses on the fundamentals of Sound Improv and lays the groundwork for further study. Our Foundations class develops and strengthens the most important skills of theatrical improvisation. This class benefits performers of all ranges of improvisation experience, but some experience is required. Sound Improv is a unique approach to improvisation that emphasizes acting, […]

1/10-2/14 Deep End Theater Workshops: Ensemble Performance Class

Deadline January 10, 2018

This class is designed for students experienced in improvisational theater and students who have completed the Sound Improv Foundations course. E.P. students are interested in performing or are actively performing, looking to hone their craft, improve their acting and storytelling skills and develop performance savvy. This class includes two performance opportunities at the end of […]

2/17, 24 & 3/3, 10 Portland Center Stage Classes-Playwriting: The Full Length

Deadline February 17, 2018

Great plays need to strike hard, fast, and powerfully, never letting an audience off the hook. Exploring both no-intermission and multi-act formats, this intensive introduces exciting techniques that help to quickly engage an audience, successfully build to a satisfying climax, and conclude so as to spark dialogue long after the curtain has fallen. By the […]

2/19-24 International Winter School of Physical Theatre

Deadline February 19, 2018

International Winter School of Physical Theatre February 19 – 24, 2018 Retzhof Castle – Austria Is any Theatre Physical?… Any kind of theatre is physical by its essence. It speaks universal language. The creation comes from the actor’s body. The actor’s body is involved in creating physical space for the spectator. The actor’s body is […]

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.