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

10/21 Exploring Mono-type Print One day Intensive with Jolyn Fry

Deadline October 21, 2017

Mono-prints are a painterly method of printmaking. The beauty of this medium is in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media. In this one day intensive we will discuss and explore several ways to print and reprint monotypes. Students will use plexiglass plates, ink, and a print press to create unique […]

10/21 RACC Workshop: Produce it

Deadline October 21, 2017

Take your next event from idea to execution. In this workshop we’ll dive into the planning cycle of hosting an artistic event and come away with tangible work plans to make it happen. Through flash work sessions, brainstorming, and small group coaching, we’ll quickly hone key components like your artistic concept, venue planning, budgeting, fundraising, […]

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 […]

11/5-12/10 Deep End Theatre’s Storytelling Class

Deadline November 05, 2017

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 […]

11/6-12/11 Deep End Theatre’s Ensemble Performance Class

Deadline November 06, 2017

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 a performance opportunity at the end of […]

11/7-12/12 Deep End Theatre’s Foundations of Sound Improv class

Deadline November 07, 2017

This class focuses on the fundamentals of Sound Improv and lays the groundwork for further study. This class focuses on developing and strengthening the most important skills of theatrical improvisation. Students who are new to improv will learn the basic skills of improvisation and the more specific practice of Sound Improv. And for experienced improvisers/actors, […]

11/8-12/13 Deep End Theater’s Intro to Improv class

Deadline November 08, 2017

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. Participants in Deep End Theater’s Intro to Improv class will explore improvisation through games and exercises. Register […]

11/10-13 National Arts Mareting Project Conference (Memphis, TN)

Deadline November 10, 2017

Arts marketers: The 2017 NAMP Conference is your call to rethink conventional thinking. Toss out the fluff, the jargon and the outdated assumptions. Break through the status quo and settle for nothing less than the new, the bold and the exciting. More than 100 experts, 30 interactive panels and workshops and 2 hands-on preconferences will […]

11/12 Greek Adaptation: From Aristotle to Alfaro, Greek Drama Then & Now presented by Portland Center Stage

Deadline November 12, 2017

Taking in an evening of Greek tragedy probably doesn’t rank highly among most people’s casual weekend plans. Yet numerous forms of performance, storytelling, and poetry find their foundation in the theatre of the ancient Greeks. Their stories of divine wonder and human woe are ingrained in our cultural lore and have engaged other artists for […]

11/13 RACC & Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts present “Music Law 101”

Deadline November 13, 2017

A must for musicians and songwriters, this workshop aims to provide an overview of the legal aspects of the music industry. Topics will include copyright essentials for musicians, a look at music publishing and Performing Rights Organizations (PROs), music licensing, understanding recording and publishing contracts, and music clearances for the use of music in film, […]

11/18 Portland Center Stage Scene Shop Tour

Deadline November 18, 2017

All those beautiful sets and props you see on stage started their life in the scene shop, where they were measured, cut, sanded, painted and primed before being sent down the road to The Armory’s stages. Take a tour with Scene Shop Manager Seth Chandler, and hear about the process making magic happen, and the […]

9/19-12/3 Pacific Northwest College of Art’s 2017 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Deadline December 03, 2017

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) brings provocative and pivotal thinkers, designers, and artists from all over the country to Portland for the 2017–18 PNCA Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Each of the lectures is free and open to the public. PNCA’s Graduate Visiting Artist program is a dynamic and essential part of each graduate program’s […]

12/12-20 International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference

Deadline December 10, 2017

International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference December 12 – 20, 2017 Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria PARTICIPANTS The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. The program is designed for experienced dancers, actors of physical theatre, […]

Pacific University Residency Writers Conference

Deadline December 12, 2017

Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference together with Pacific’s MFA students, faculty and guest speakers. This 10-day conference is packed with workshops, lectures, readings, classes and more. The conference can be taken for four graduate credits. We are now accepting applications for […]

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

Deadline January 01, 2018

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 […]

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.