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

“The Staged Poetic Image” with Richard Tuschman

Deadline March 08, 2019

An intensive 2-day hands-on experience in a private studio in Portland, Oregon March 9-10, 2019 This workshop will help you develop and/or hone your ability to craft personal photographic images with authentic emotional resonance. Join us for two intensive days of learning and creating in an inspiring, supportive environment. Program includes: * hands-on shooting in […]

Anne Frank: Her Photos. Her Story.

Deadline March 02, 2019

Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album consists of 71 reproduced photographs, many of which are rarely shown to the public, and some of which have only recently been discovered. Reading and Writing focuses on Anne’s literary work found in the five surviving notebooks and 300 looks pages of her writing. This exhibit is structured for […]

Audition Workshop with Rose Riordan 3/16 or 3/17

Deadline March 17, 2019

Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan has seen it all in years of auditions. In this one day workshop, she’ll share the do’s and don’ts and help you present your best self in auditions. On-your-feet, practical coaching of your current audition pieces will breathe new life into your favorite audition pieces and give perspective on what […]

Directing Workshop with Rose Riordan, 3/3/19

Deadline March 03, 2019

Directors take the reigns of a play and drive it from the script to the stage. Learn how to craft your vision and tips for working with actors and designers throughout the process. Rose Riordan, The Armory’s Associate Artistic Director, will bring her years of experience running audition rooms and staging everything from world premieres […]

Hammer and Hardie for Mosaic Artists

Deadline February 23, 2019

Workshop Dates: Sat-Sun, Feb. 23-24, 2019 – 9am to 4pm Cost: $225 In this 2-day workshop, gain the confidence you need with to use the essential, traditional set of mosaic tools. Maybe you bought them (or want to) but need hands-on guidance to get started– this is the class for you! Students will receive detailed […]

Multiple Acts with Matthew B. Zrebski 2/23-3/23

Deadline February 23, 2019

Instructor: Matthew B. Zrebski Great plays need to strike hard, fast, and powerfully, never letting an audience off the hook. Exploring 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 […]

Oil Painting Boot Camp

Deadline February 23, 2019

Oil Painting Boot Camp A two-day workshop with Sarah Sedwick Paint looser, and bring a boost energy to your painting during this two-day workshop! This fun and focused workshop hits the basics of value and composition design, and is all about lively brushwork in the alla prima painting method. Pack your paintings with confident, harmonious […]

PACT: Authentic Self-Expression for Entrepreneurs Workshop

Deadline March 03, 2019

PACT (Professional Artists Coming Together) This workshop uses embodied drawing activities to expand your sense of play and wonder, and increase your awareness of where you stop yourself from your own greatness. When you step out into the world as an artist, you accept a great responsibility. You seek to remember what others have forgotten […]

RFP: Northwest Teaching Artist Network Conference Presenters

Deadline February 25, 2019

Northwest Teaching Artist Network is looking for presenters for our 2nd annual event on June 20th, 2019 at Oregon Ballet Theatre. Application is now open for submissions through this link: GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION • Proposals can be for hands-on workshops, for panel discussions, or facilitated discussions, but sessions with a participatory element […]

Signal Fire: Wide Open Studios 2019 Programs

Deadline April 15, 2019

Signal Fire announces a call for applications for its tenth annual season of remote residencies and retreats on public wildlands, open to artists working in all disciplines, as well as activists, researchers, and curators. Applications are free and located online at Our 2019 theme NAVIGATE TOGETHER focuses on the vitality and necessity of migration. […]

Urban Sketching Workshops

Deadline May 31, 2019

New Year brings new Urban Sketching workshops to iconic locations around Portland! In collaboration with the international Urban Sketchers organization this program provides educational opportunities for current and aspiring urban sketchers, using Portland’s sites and culture as our inspiration and playground. Workshops will take place on Saturdays from March to November. Participants will receive full […]

Workshop: Foundations of Trauma-Informed Care for Teaching Artists

Deadline March 01, 2019

Register by 5pm, March 1 Click here to begin: Building on a foundation created by Trauma Informed Oregon, participants will gain a greater understanding of trauma, how it impacts behavior, and ways to recognize and respond that seek to avoid re-traumatization. We will then look at the specific opportunities and challenges that exist 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.