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

1/16 Arts and Culture Grants Panel

Join representatives from the Collins Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, and your colleagues for an engaging meet the funders session to prepare for the 2018 grant application season. Learn what funding organizations are looking for, get your questions answered, and dive into the details about how to […]

1/20 InstaMarketing for Artists

“InstaMarketing for Artists” with Helvi Smith, Jan 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn the best visual platform for your art with Helvi Smith. Have the Instagram app downloaded to your smartphone and setup before class. $20, email to register. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 AM – 1 PM Valley Art Association, 2022 Main St, Forest Grove, […]

Boom Arts & MAC Present: Dance Workshops for Teaching Artists & Youth Across the Spectrum + Families

Deadline April 29, 2018

Boom Arts, in partnership with Multnomah Arts Center, are proud to be presenting two dance workshop opportunities. Teaching Artists (Fri. April 27, 1-3pm), $10 Learn effective games and strategies, with a focus on world-building through creative play, from the artists of Arch8, who have taught dance and movement for young people around the world. Experience […]

2/7-5/30 Mural painting classes at PNCA

Deadline May 01, 2018

Pacific Northwest College or Art begins offering two Continuing Education class to the public for mural painting February 2018. The first class begins with indoor murals, looking at the history of murals around the world, engages with traditional and unorthodox methods of mural painting, and gives the class an opportunity to create large scale murals […]

Scene Study: Talkin’ Shaw 5/2/18

Deadline May 02, 2018

Join us for a lively group analysis of George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara facilitated by Benjamin Fainstein, literary manager and resident dramaturg at The Armory. Attendees will have the chance to share impressions and pick each other’s brains about this dynamic text. The class will consider the script from both a literary perspective and a […]

Why There Are Words PDX Presents: Pollinate

Deadline May 20, 2018

Join Why There Are Words PDX (WTAW PDX) on May 20, 2018 at the Leach Botanical Garden as six acclaimed authors, plus special guest Peg Alford Pursell, founder and director of Why There Are Words, read on the theme “Pollinate.” Doors open at 4 PM; readings begin at 4:15. $10 at the door; proceeds to […]

Open Figure Study Studio – 2D & 3D

Deadline May 31, 2018

St. Johns Clay Collective in N. Portland hosts a figure study studio, open to sculpture and drawing, on the last friday of the month. Professional art models for three hour block. $15 model fee. Bring your own supplies. Register online Upcoming dates March 30 and April 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

Open to Your Creative/Spiritual Self through Meditation and Writing

Deadline July 23, 2018

Sandy is leading a weekend non-residential retreat for women from July 21-22 2018. For more information and to register, please contact Janet Pliske 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 […]

Photo Workshops VENICE

Deadline August 31, 2018

The PhotoPhore is extremely proud to present its Photo Workshops VENICE! We are strenuous supporters of learning by doing, and we are pleased to realize our photography workshops in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Venice! We are organizing the new adventure of Photo Workshops VENICE joining our passion for art and […]

Catalyst Cohort — Training in Facilitation + Curriculum Development

Deadline December 31, 2018

Leading a meaningful in-person experience takes more than just gathering people in a room. As circle-holders, community-connectors, teachers, and guides, how do we utilize creativity not just in what we teach but how we teach? The Catalyst Cohort is a five-month, in-person immersion in facilitation training and curriculum development. The Cohort welcomes artists, community workers, […]

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.