Winter Term—Collaborative Arts—January 9 - March 20, 2019
#1 January 9 — The Perfect Selfie with Grey Traynor
#2 January 16 — Contained Landscapes with Marci Branagan
#3 January 23 — Face Art with Parker Orange
#4 January 30 — Tiny Towns + Pals with Ashley Wilson
#5 February 6 — Self-Acupressure + Meditation with Suzzanne Lohr
#6 February 13 — Googly Eyes with Sonya Hamilton
#7 February 20 — Future Laundry with Malcolm Hecht
#8 February 27 — DanceAbility with Yulia Arakeylan and Aaron Wheeler-Kay - CANCELED DUE TO SNOW
#9 March 6 — Capital Community with Sierra Kind
#10 March 13 — Toothpaste and MEDICAID with Eleanor Bailey
#11 March 20 — Scanner Art with Maura Campbell-Balkits
Fall Term—Collaborative Arts—October 3 - December 12, 2018
#1 October 3—Balancing Sculptures with Madeline Sorenson
#2 October 10— Experimental Figure Drawing with Kris Musser
#3 October 17— Fabric Masks with Sierra Kind
#4 October 24— Drawing Games with Amy Bay
#5 October 31— I Put a Spell on You with Michael Sherman
#6 November 7— Bowls + Vessels with Sonya Hamilton
#7 November 14— Paper Clay with Colin Kippen
#8 November 21— Remember Your Body with Rachel Mulder
#9 November 28— Natural Material Sculpture with Megan Rothstein
#10 December 5— Art For Tough Times with Larry Supnet
# 11 December 12— DanceAbility with Aaron Wheeler + Yulia Arakelyan
Term 7—Collaborative Arts—June 27 - September 12, 2018
#1 June 27—Faces of Nature with Larry Supnet
#2 July 11—Karaoke 2 Ya with Tuija Cassidy
#3 July 18— Re-imagine the Rainbow with Madeline Sorenson & Tommy McNamara
#4 July 25— Experimental Drawing with Rachel Mulder
#5 August 1—Photographic Stories with Anke Schuettler
#6 August 8—DanceAbility Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Wheeler-Kay + Yulia Arakelyan
#7 August 15—Exploring Dimentionality with Maura Jess
#8 August 22— Embroidery for Everybody with Suzzanne Lohr
#9 August 29— Meal Craft with Sierra Kind
#10 September 5— Personal Protest with Lara Ohland
#11 September 12— Puppets & Play with Kris Musser
Contemporary Art Trends—Every first Thursday December 2017 - June 2018 at the Portland Art Museum
As part of the ongoing programming for We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments., we lead a monthly Contemporary Art Trends class! Free and open to the public, we explored a different section of PAM every month, creating a space for discovery and discussion amongst people who identify with and without a disability.
Histories Take Form — April 2017 - June 2018
We all have a story to tell - a personal history to express – and we all have our own unique way of expressing and making that story known to others. “Histories Take Form” explored and documented untold personal histories through mark making, 3-D composition, weaving both fibers and tales, and recorded oral or performed storytelling.
2018 Farm Season—May-June 2018
May 11 — Farm on the Farm — Seed Starts + Seed Bombs with Sierra Kind
May 25 — Art on the Farm — Painting Plants with Em Halleen
June 8 — Farm on the Farm — TBD with Charlie Foster
June 22 — Art on the Farm — Fashion with Sierra Kind
Term 6—Collaborative Arts—April 4 - June 13, 2018
#1 April 4—Balancing Sculptures with Madeline Sorenson
#2 April 11—TOTEally Wearable Art with Sierra Kind
#3 April 18—Fabric Sculpture with Cyan Bott
#4 April 25—Bold Nature Painting with Amy White
#5 May 2— Moving A Round with Dino Matt
#6 May 9—DanceAbility Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Wheeler-Kay + Yulia Arakelyan
#7 May 16—Punch Embroidery with Suzzanne Lohr
#8 May 23—Humor Art with Michael Sherman
#9 May 30—Scanner Art with Maura Campbell Balkits
#10 June 6—Beauty of Circles with Dena Wilder
#11 June 13— Feast for the Eyes with Nick Norman
Histories Take Form with Rachel Mulder.
Term 5—Collaborative Arts—January 10-March 21, 2018
#1 January 10—Paper Clay Sculpture with Colin Kippen
#2 January 17— Collaborative Quilting with Sierra Kind
#3 January 24—Found Object Assemblage Art with Em Halleen
#4 January 31—Photo Manipulation with Charlie Foster
#5 February 7—Projection Mapping with Michael Stevenson Jr.
#6 February 14—Occupy Valentine's Day with Maura Jess
#7 February 21—Mini Dioramas with Amy White
#8 February 28— Comics with M. Sabine Rear
#9 March 7—Ink Moodscapes with Cassandra Swan
#10 March 14—Pop-Up Photo Studio with Maura Campbell
#11 March 21—Weaving with Ricky Bearghost
Histories Take Form with Rachel Mulder.
Term 4—Collaborative Arts—October 11-December 14, 2017
#1 October 11—Collaborative Stop Motion Animation with Amy Kuttab
#2 October 18— Banners and Flags with Sandy Sampson
#3 October 25—Experiential Water Color with Carly Larsson
#4 November 1—Ikebana Flower Arrangment with Rosalynn Rothstein
#5 November 8—Color Play with Amy Bay
#6 November 15—Paper Clay Sculpture with Colin Kippen
#7 November 22—DIY Drawing Machines with Madeline Sorenson
#8 November 29— Presenting a Chosen Identity with Michael Stevenson Jr.
#9 December 6—Analogue Selfies with Sophia Diaz
#10 December 13—Drawing Monsters with Exquisite Corpse with
Lettie Jane Rennekamp
Histories Take Form with Rachel Mulder and Eric Pugh.
Term 3—Collaborative Arts—July 19-September 28, 2017
#1 July 19—Looping Sounds with Carissa Burkett
#2 July 26—The Movement Art of Sounding with Natasha Terranova
#3 August 2—Inner Workings with Rachel Hines
#4 August 9—Color Play with Amy Bay
#5 August 16—Puppetry with Luke Phillips
#6 August 23—Self Expression Through Mask Making with Anupam Singh
#7 August 30—Experimental Poetry with Sierra Kind
#8 September 6—Farm n' Fit with Christy + Tommy AT THE SIDE YARD ANNEX FARM
#9 September 13—Experimental Scanner Art with Maura Campbell-Balkits
#10 September 20—The Faces of Nature with Larry Supnet
#11 September 27—Collaborative Stop Motion Animation with Amy Kuttab
Histories Take Form with Rachel Mulder and Eric Pugh.
Term 2—Collaborative Arts—April 26-July 5, 2017
#1 April 26—Sculptural Printmaking with Tommy McNamara
#2 May 3—Symbol Stacks with Cara Levine
#3 May 10—Photo Manipulation with Charlie Foster
#4 May 17— Feeling Things with Erika Dedini
#5 May 24—Storytelling Through a Photograph with Anke Schuettler
#6 May 31—The Book of Abstract Sounds with Lauren Moran
#7 June 7—Alternative Printmaking with Jennie Velazco
#8 June 14—Color Play with Amy Bay
#9 June 21—Experiencial Watercolor with Carly Larsson
#10 June 28—Making Your Own Modern Art Museum with Libby Werbel
#11 July 5—Intro to Animation with Amy Kuttab
Histories Take Form with Cyan Bott and Eric Pugh.
Term 1—January 23- April 7, 2017
Collaborative Theater with Nadia Buyes
This is not just your average drama class. This class focuses on getting everyone to write and produce a play collaboratively. Utilizing a democratic approach; participants will create an original story (with or without Musical elements) and produce the play together, including casting, art direction, costuming and more.
Building Healthy Relationships with Jennifer Thelander
Ideal participants are looking to improve their understanding of romantic relationships and friendships. This class covers basic rights, non-negotiable standards in relationships, self-esteem building and understanding mutual respect. Parties will learn assertiveness skills, recognizing and respecting personal space and how to solve conflict with others. Each person will be provided with a work book containing handouts, positive affirmations, vocabulary words and resources. This class will also briefly define sexual,psychological, physical and financial abuse. Participants are asked to be able to handles these themes with respect and sensitivity. The topic of abuse is for learning purposes and personal stories shared with the whole group are discouraged as they may trigger other participants.
Contemplative Arts with Natasha Terranova
Contemplative Arts at Public Annex combines meditation, yoga and art by structuring each class with the common thread of mindfulness: During the first half of the class meditation practices serve to bring attention to our physical bodies, breath, and inner awareness. With meditative focus as a foundation we continue to incorporate movement, yoga and play. In the second half of class, we bring the observations of mindfulness into art exercises which are paired with each class’s theme. We may make a foot collage, or a lung dance. We can write stories about balancing, compose poems to our bodies, sing from our hearts and draw our shadows. Each class will close with a brief meditation to recenter body and mind using that day’s theme, bringing us full circle.
Experimental Drawing with Rachel Mulder
This class will explore the many paths that drawing can take us. By experimenting with a variety of non-toxic media and materials, through both individual works and collaborative projects, together we will discover “what drawing is” for each of us. We will celebrate the end of this course with a group-curated exhibition. No artistic talent or drawing experience is required for this class.
Open Studio with Biz Miller
Open studio hours are a time to practice a wide variety of art making. For beginners who want to explore new materials and practices or more experienced artists who are looking for the time and space to continue to develop favorite ways of working. Open art studio is a great time to create work for community art shows, to build your portfolio, to work alongside other artists and participate in a professional art studio. We will provide materials for drawing, painting, collage and welcome suggestions for new materials and processes to explore.
Professional Practices for Artists with Lauren Moran
In this class we will focus on thinking about and developing skills that artists use. There are many things that go into having an art practice (besides the making of artwork) to further an art career or to get more involved in the art community. Based on the interests and goals of those who attend the class, we will explore a range of topics and skills including documenting work, social media, collaboration, how to build a basic website, curating, hanging and designing an art exhibition, publication and zine making, business card making, community building and networking, and connecting with artists and galleries in Portland. Any of these things are possible and the direction of the class will be determined by its participants.