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

2/23 Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) Workshop: Fund Your Project – Grant Writing for Success

Deadline February 23, 2017

In this hands-on workshop, artists and organizations will learn to write compelling and lively grant applications to fund their artistic projects. Participants discover how to research funding, decode application questions, and let the grant-writing process focus career goals. In-class demonstrations reveal how to enlist colleagues and friends to help write a successful grant. Presenter: Gigi Rosenberg. […]

2/25 RACC Workshop: The Art & Science of Social Media

Deadline February 25, 2017

With so many social media platforms out there, the marketing landscape has changed significantly, impacting how we communicate with customers, interact with friends and family and affecting how we buy/sell products. Understanding the opportunities available in this ever-changing landscape is essential for effectively leveraging social media. In this class, we will learn about the different […]

2/26 Gamblin Demo at Artist and Craftsman Supply

Deadline February 26, 2017

Gamblin Artist Colors Demo Sunday, February 26 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM and Artist and Craftsman Supply in North Portland Join us on February 26th for a free lecture and demonstration of Gamblin products with Scott Gellatly of Gamblin Artists Colors! This event is an incredibly valuable experience for beginners and experts alike to […]

2/24-26 Isadora in Action & Simple Interactive Instruments

Deadline February 27, 2017

Isadora® is a user-friendly, real-time media manipulation tool created by Troika Ranch co-founder Mark Coniglio. Dawn Stoppiello has been working intensively with this software tool since its inception in 2000. Her approach to teaching the software is to guide participants through a series of compositional exercises that expose the features of the software as needed […]

3/3 Half Day/Design Build Workshop

Deadline February 28, 2017

Our half day workshop runs for 4 hours typically in the afternoon. The workshop covers basic patterning, leather hand sewing, and sewing on industrial machines. Choose from three customizable projects: Everyday Bag, passport wallet or Slim Wallet. Participants are encouraged to do as many projects as timing allows for. The Half Day Design Build Workshop […]

2/7-28 Oregon Cultural Trust’s ‘Conversations with Funders’

Deadline February 28, 2017

Learn how to apply for close to $5 million in grants at “Conversations with Funders,” a nine-stop statewide tour Feb. 7-28 led by the Oregon Cultural Trust with the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. This year we’ll be joined by representatives from the Oregon Community Foundation, […]

Berkshire Hills Internship Program

Deadline March 01, 2017

The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that offers students educational and career advancement opportunities through hands-on work experience at cultural sites in the Berkshires, a graduate course taught by MCLA’s arts management faculty, and networking opportunities with the area’s leading arts professionals. The Berkshires are a vital part […]

3/5 THE ART OF NUMBERS: Bookkeeping + Taxes Made Simple

Deadline March 04, 2017

In this 3-hour workshop you will gain tangible skills and information to decipher the ins + outs of business finances for creative entrepreneurs. Led by Jenna Goldin, a licensed tax preparer in Oregon since 2010 that is on a mission to empower self-employed creative folk by demystifying the often intimidating field of finances and taxes. […]

3/8-4/12 Sound Improv Foundations

Deadline March 06, 2017

Sound Improv Foundations: A perfect entry level improv class, but also a terrific opportunity to strengthen skills, identify strengths and weaknesses, understand and appreciate your own style of play and to exercise spontaneity in a truly supportive and unique creative environment. Foundations students are working to open up creatively, to feel comfortable and confidant in […]

3/7-4/11 Storytelling Your Story class

Deadline March 06, 2017

Storytelling Instructor: Domeka Parker Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm March 7th – April 11th $255 – 6 classes (payment plans available) This class explores story and storytelling through identifying powerful stories from our own lives and crafting our stories to create equally powerful performances. Storytelling students will dig into story through many avenues and angles, […]

3/10-12 Ladies Rock Camp

Deadline March 08, 2017

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp For Girls is getting ready to host another rocking session of our Ladies Rock Camp Program for adults! This March 10th-12th, 32 women (age 21+) will learn an instrument, form bands, write original songs, and then perform for their family and friends at the amazing Mississippi Studios in North Portland! All […]

3/27-28 Kids Art Camp on Spring Break 2017

Deadline March 27, 2017

Come explore pastel painting, linocut block carving, embossing on a real etching press, exploring nature – all at a professional artist’s studio! Carrie Moore and her assistant will give you amazing hands-on opportunities to learn what happens in her studio. You’ll go home with your own amazing works of art! Ages 10-14, this workshop is […]

4/4 Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World

Deadline April 04, 2017

Internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty will create a unique artwork for Orenco Woods Nature Park in April 2017. His artworks often look like nests, vessels or off-kilter playhouses woven from local saplings by a nimble fingered giant. Dougherty speaks about his process, showing examples of past works; about his experiences working in different cultures at […]

4/6 HACC Workshop: Marketing Design – Building Content that Connects

Deadline April 06, 2017

HACC Workshop: Marketing Design – Building Content that Connects with Tiffany Meyer Date:04/06/2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location:Walters Cultural Arts Center 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Introduction:A hands-on workshop to help you create and distribute compelling content that attracts and keeps your best-fit customers, fans and donors. HACC veteran Tiffany Meyer returns […]

4/8 Mobile Filmmaking: Tools that Fit in your Pocket

Deadline April 08, 2017

Telling stories has never been easier with the ubiquitous use of smart phones that capture HD video. In this hands-on workshop we’ll learn best practices for shooting, editing and sharing our work with others in this mobile format. In the course of one day you will shoot sample scenes, learn how to capture optimal sound […]

4/23 Experimental Documentary: Non-fiction Revisited

Deadline April 23, 2017

In recent years the documentary genre has continually revised itself. New technologies have propelled artists towards more experimental or artistic forms. Exploring the porous boundary between film forms and the influence of fiction on non-fiction storytelling, films such as ACTOR MARTINEZ, THE LAST SEASON, or BOONE raise questions around the assumption of documentary “truth.” Lush […]

5/7 Marketing + Brand Strategy for Creative Business Owners

Deadline May 06, 2017

If you are an emerging business who’s ready to turn your ideas into a reality. Or, an established brand that isn’t seeing the level of success you hoped for and is ready to reevaluate your strategy and approach, THIS is for you. Led by Brittany Sierra, in this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn clear, step-by-step strategies […]

7/9-16 Printmaking in Mexico

Deadline May 27, 2017

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO JULY 9 – JULY 16, 2017 Immerse yourself for a one week intensive in Guanajuato, Mexico, a UN world Heritage city, rich with Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Revolutionary history. Artists will learn a multi-plate monoprint technique and create a small body of work during the five day workshop led by Mandee Schroer & Hugo […]

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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