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

6/24 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 […]

6/24-25 NW Film Center: Perceptive Practices in Filmmaking

Deadline June 24, 2017

Broaden and deepen your filmmaking practice by cultivating sensory awareness and developing skills in mindful paying attention. This hands-on, process-oriented workshop, taught by visiting filmmaker Adam Sekuler, uses a looking and listening technique to help participants investigate how our eyes and ears connect us with space and surroundings, and suggest new methods of working. We’ll […]

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. […]

6/24 Blue Sky Gallery: Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion

Deadline June 24, 2017

Join us for an engaging, lively conversation, exploring ways in which Portland area artists, photographers and thinkers work with community to create collective representations of people and place. Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion in conjunction with Wendy Ewald’s This is Where I Live  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3pm Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th Ave, Portland, […]

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 […]

7/21 OVLA Legal Clinic for Artists

Deadline July 07, 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 […]

7/14 Photographing Your 2D Artwork Workshop at Sitka Center

Deadline July 14, 2017

Come to the Oregon coast for a professional development workshop that will improve your marketing efforts by learning to photograph your own 2D art. Instructor Kelly James will cover the basics of lighting, camera alignment, and color balance using lights that are readily available from a local hardware store. Bring your own camera and up […]

7/16-23 Summer Workshop with internationally-recognized artist ​Christine Buchsbaum at the Château de la Napoule

Deadline July 16, 2017

This eight-day program (7/16-23) will guide participants through a journey of self-reflection. Travel with your camera along side the artist into off-the-tourist locations in Mandelieu-La Napoule and Cannes. Find out how artists use clues, settings, and symbols to create narrative artwork. Learn photographic techniques, set-building, composition, lighting and visual communication. Discover how to tell your […]

7/31-8/11 Boundary Crossings at PNCA

Deadline July 22, 2017

Rose Bond announces Boundary Crossings 2017, a two week, hands-on exploration of animation as a medium and a site for investigation of moving image interdisciplinary practice. When: July 31 – August 11 Where: Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon Who: Dr. Birgitta Hosea joins Rose Bond in leading this summer’s intensive open to […]

7/22-23 Open to Your Creative/Spiritual Self Through Meditation and Writing

Deadline July 23, 2017

A weekend non-residential retreat for women with SANDY BOUCHER 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 practice of writing in our lives. The retreat will be held in a container of […]

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 […]

Summer 2017 Fiber Arts Workshops at Sitka Center

Deadline July 30, 2017

Come to the Oregon coast for a new experience in fiber arts! Choose from workshops like inkle loom weaving, felted handbags, silk scarf painting or traditional Japanese Shibori dyeing on cloth and paper. Top level instruction in an inspiring setting; these workshops open to all skill levels. See website for details.

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 […]

6/21-8/29 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9/27-29 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 […]

Summer 2017 2D Visual Art Workshops at Sitka Center

Deadline November 05, 2017

Painters, printmakers, photographers, the Oregon coast is calling! A wide variety of 2D visual art workshops are offered this summer at the Sitka Center. Choose from oil and acrylic painting, cold wax, watercolor, collage, science illustration, drawing, printing, encaustic and much more! Most workshops welcome all skill levels from beginner to advanced. See website for […]

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.