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Winter 2015 Catalog

Winter registration will begin Nov 24th!

MAC Winter 2015 Catalog

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Multnomah Arts Center
Winter 2015

To register,
please drop by the office or call us at (503) 823-2787. You may also register online by going to
Portland Parks & Recreation.

Portland Parks & Recreation’s new online registration system

Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with ActiveNet to provide you with a new and improved class registration and park reservation system! Your ActiveNet account will offer a fast, secure, and easy way for you to register with Portland Parks & Recreation.

Our registration system will look different online. It will be easier to navigate and search for classes by age, category, time, location, and activity.

Go to Portland Parks.org and click on Register Online! You will be able to view information about the new system, read the FAQs, and watch how-to videos with information for returning and new customers. Sign in, create your account, and register for Winter classes on Monday, November 24!

*Online registrations will be charged a nominal fee.

Saturday Life Drawing

“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” ~ Lucian Freud

Eduardo Fernadez's Life Drawing

Saturday Life Drawing
Jan 17th thru Mar 14th
- Open for Drop-in *
$12 per session 9:30am to 12:30am

* Special Drop-in Offers for Winter 2015

2 for 1
Bring a friend and get a free session.
- limited to a different friend each time.

Free Sessions with Class Registration
Register for “Art of the Gesture” or “Artistic Anatomy”
and get two free sessions of Life Drawing.

Date Monitor Model/Notes
1/17 Sabrina female – nude
1/24 Chris male – nude
1/31 Sarah female – nude
2/7 Nate female – nude
2/14 Chris male – nude
2/21 Sarah female – nude
2/28 Chris female – nude
3/7 Chris male – nude
3/14 Sabrina female – nude

Work on drawings, paintings and even sculpture. There is no instruction in this offering, however, there will be a monitor calling the poses. Mac’s life drawing class is for students ages 18 and up.

Information provided above is subject to change without notice. For more information, please check with MAC office.
(503) 823-2787.

Little Artists Preschool – OPEN HOUSE 1/29

Little Artists Preschool
Open House Thursday January 29th – 5pm to 7pm

Little Artist

BEGIN YOUR CHILD’S JOURNEY into the arts with color, texture, sound and movement. Our curriculum is designed to inspire and stimulate young minds through process-based experiences such as painting, sculpting, dance, music and dramatic play. The ABC’s, numbers, problem solving, motor, sensory and social skills will be developed through this interdisciplinary arts program.

Meet our teachers and learn what Little Artists Preschool is all about while your child explores the classroom, creates art, and makes new friends. No reservations required.

Open Enrollment • 2015-2016
Begins February 17th at 10 am. First come, first served. Previously submitted applications for new students will be considered in the order they were received after in-person applications are processed.
2015/2016 Registration Packets

For more information contact Aimé Kelly: aime.kelly@portlandoregon.gov or call 503.823.2787. You can find more information about Little Artist Preschool’s program information here

Little Artist

When: January 29th – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Little Artists Preschool (MAC’s Cottages 1 & 2)
7740 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Fertile Ground: City-Wide Festival

Save the DATES! MAC presents two world premiere original shows with…

fertille ground


Multnomah Arts Center in Partnership with Rutherford’s Brain Present

Alice’s 1-Woman Wonderland

Anne Rutherford's Alice’s 1-Woman Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll, Adapted by Anne Rutherford

• January 24 25 31 & February 1 at 2pm

Experience Alice in Wonderland as never before in this world premiere of Anne Rutherford’s solo version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. From Red Queen to Hatter, Anne brings alive over a dozen characters through her vivid vocal and physical performance. fueled by the wit of Carroll’s original text. “Who in the world am I?” Alice asks, “Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” Come down the rabbit hole with Anne and find out! pdf poster

Adults $15 • Youth $12 • Groups (8 or more) $10 tickets

Multnomah Arts Center in Partnership with Rough&ReadyPDX Present

please validate your identity

please validate your identity

Directed by Aiyana Cunningham

• January 23 24 26 28 30 & 31 at 7:30pm
• January 25 & February 1 5pm

This devised theatre piece was inspired by a prompt that popped up when logging on to a secure online account. Struck by the weight of such a request, to “validate your identity”, and flustered by the idea of doing so in just a few keystrokes, the prompt tipped off a desperate need to delve into the ‘self’ and discover what is there. in the hustle and flow of our days, do we even know who we are? Our journey is an introspection during which we’ll force a pause to discover and acknowledge missing pieces of ourselves, bring light to who we truly are and explore what identity is and how exactly we would validate it. Please join us and be illuminated. pdf poster

note: Contains mature subject matter

Sliding Scale • $10—$20 tickets

• 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 • 503-823-2787 •

MAC Gallery January Show

January 2nd – February 3rd, 2015

Nate Orton

Nate Orton

Mixed Media

“The Child”

“The Child,” a show of paintings, wood-burns (images burned into wood) and prints by Nate Orton, will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning January 2, 2015. Embracing geographic restraint since the birth of his daughter, the exhibit reflects a focus on simple scenes and ideas of his city, family and hinterlands. The show may be seen through February 3.

View the Artist’s bio.

• 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 • 503-823-2787 •

Cartooning & Animation

cartoons by Alex Chiu
cartoons by Alex Chiu

Cartooning Ages 5 – 8

Transform your imaginary friends into special characters! Explore different styles and techniques, making figures and drawings develop personalities. Stimulate curiosity while sharpening a sense of line and movement.

1018628 Tu. 3:30 – 4:30 pm Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 $60 [5 classes] Alex Chiu

1018629 Tu. 3:30 – 4:30 pm Feb. 17 – Mar. 17 $48 [ classes] No class Mar. 10 Alex Chiu

Cartooning Ages 9 – 13

1018627 Th. 4 – 5:30 pm Jan. 15 – Mar. 19 $140 [10 classes] Sophie Franz

Animation—Time Based Cartooning

Introduce yourself to the world of time based cartooning! Discover simple techniques and methods to make your own cartoon characters move. Explore fundamentals and techniques such as character design, paper stop motion, claymation, and hand-drawn animation. This is an opportunity for artists of all abilities. Beginners and experienced artists welcome.

Ages 8 – 13

1018616 Tu. 5 – 6:30 pm Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 $100 [5 classes] Alex Chiu

1018617 Tu. 5 – 6:30 pm Feb. 17 – Mar. 17 $80 [4 classes] No class Mar. 10 Alex Chiu

Ages 13 – 17

1018618 Tu. 7 – 8:30 pm Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 $100 [5 classes] Alex Chiu

1018619 Tu. 7 – 8:30 pm Feb. 17 – Mar. 17 $80 [4 classes] No class Mar. 10 Alex Chiu

Doctor Who & the Werewolves of London

Studio Theatre Presents
Doctor Who & the Werewolves of London

Who might you be? I am the doctor.
Doctor who? Precisely!

We invite you to a free performance of Doctor Who & the Werewolves of London, an adventure for all ages. Adapted for the stage by MAC instructors Dawn Panttaja and Timothy Scarrott. Performed and staged by an all-student cast.

See full poster here.

Show Times:
 • Friday, December 12th at 7:00 pm
 • Saturday, December 13th at 7:00 pm
 • Sunday, December 14th at 2:30 pm

The Studio Theatre will return in the winter with Alice’s Adventures Underground. For those who are ages 10 – 16 and are looking for a great stage experience details can be found in our winter catalog.

If you would like to inquire about our theatre program please contact MAC’s Theatre Coordinator Amy Jo McCarville via email.

Literary Arts Winter 2015

Multnomah Arts Center welcomes our latest installation: the Literary Arts Pole. This work of art was a collaboration with artists: Jerry Harris, woodwork; Greg Wilbur, metalwork; Christine Colasurdo, calligraphy; Nicole Rawlins, copper etching; and Tracy Wolf-Paquin, glass. Poet Kim Stafford contributed the inscription. Thanks to everyone, including the Multnomah Arts Center Association, for this wonderful addition to our community. Visit the Literary Arts Pole periodically to be inspired by new works from MAC faculty and students.

Literary Arts Classes for Adults

NEW! Reading & Writing About Portland Ages 18 & Up

You might know Portland’s urbanscape well, but what about the city’s wilder aspects? Be inspired by the city and find wildness all around (and in) you, not just far away in mountains or deserts. Using the book “Wild in the City” (Houck and Cody, 2000) as a starting point, deepen your knowledge of Portland’s geology, history, and natural history. Read poems and prose by local writers and create your own work that is informed by a sharpened sense of place, wildness, and time. Course materials included. All levels.

1019147 Fri. 10 am – 12 pm Jan. 16 – Mar. 6 $136 [8 classes] Christine Colasurdo

Fiction Writing Ages 16 & Up

Do you have a story to tell? Have you dreamt up characters that you want to write more about? Do you want to use your imagination to create fictional worlds? Whether you have great ideas for stories but no idea how to start telling them, or drafts of stories you’ve written that don’t quite feel finished, this workshop is for you. Together, we willll explore how language, character, and narrative structure work in each other’s writing as well as in published works. All levels.

1019152 Mon. 7 – 9 pm Jan. 19 – Mar. 2 $120 [7 classes] Michael Cooper

NEW! Writing from Art Ages 16 & Up

From Keats’ 19th century “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” to Don McLean’s 1971 “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” works of art have long fired writers’ imaginations. Explore the art and practice of writing through the non-linear lens of visual art. Read and discuss writing inspired by art, loosen up your creative minds through right-brain writing exercises in response to art on the walls of the Multnomah Arts Center, and engage in simple artwork of your own to use as another portal into the writing process. All class sharing will be optional and supportive. Writers and artists of all levels welcome.

1021491 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Jan. 17 $46 [1 class] Judith Pulman

Literary Arts Classes for Youth

Creative Writing Workshop Ages 8 – 12

We all have something to say! Learn how to really see—and write about—the world around you. Expect fun collaborative writing and focused free writing during class. Use your senses and draw on your life experiences to find your written voice.

1017031 Tu. 4:15 – 5:30 pm Jan. 27 – Feb. 17 $50 [4 classes] Amy Minato

Winter Arts & Crafts Sale

Thursday & Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
December 4th, 5th & 6th

Arts & Crafts Sale

Ceramics \\\ Textiles \\\ Jewelry \\\ Prints \\\ Paintings \\\ & More

Featuring the work of over fifty artists and the support of MACA’s volunteers. Art sales support MAC’s mission to promote arts education on a community level. Come out and find a unique hand made gift that you won’t find anywhere else.

• 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 • 503-823-2787 •

Mark Mahaffey: Master Printer

Trayle Studio: A Center for Printmaking and Book Arts

Artists in the Studio Series: Mark Mahaffey – Master Printer

Mark Mahaffey

Join MAC Trayle Studio in an engagingevening exploring the art of lithography. Included in the evening are a presentation of prints from Mark’s studio, discussion of lithographic processes, collaborative printmaking, print secrets, and a preview of his upcoming workshop at MAC!

Mark Mahaffey, Co-Owner and Master Printer at Mahaffey Fine Art, LLC

Mahaffey Fine Art LLC, owned and operated by Mark and Rae Mahaffey, is a professional print workshop offering contract services to artists, galleries, and other publishing institutions. Before bringing Mahaffey Fine Arts to Portland, Mark worked at three of the most influential print workshops in the United States: Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles, Tyler Graphics Ltd. in New York, and Hand Graphics in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with many important artists, including: Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, Sherrie Wolf, Laurie Ross Paul, Helen Fankenthaler and David Hockney.

Artists in the Studio Series is a new MAC program in which prominent artists in the world of printmaking and book arts share their work and expertise.

Friday, December 5th, 6:30pm – 9pm

Location: Trayle Studio (Cottage 6 on the west end of MAC campus)

Free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is highly recommended. Refreshments served.

Send RSVPs to Nicole.Rawlins@portlandoregon.gov

Winter Music Registration

Susan Brakeall teaches a piano student

Current Students:
Registration for current lesson time slots starts on Thursday November 13th and we will hold those time slots until Tuesday December 2nd at noon.

New Students:
Open registration for lesson time slots for new students starts on Wednesday December 3rd at noon. Some times may open up earlier, so students are advised to be proactive.

To sign up for music lessons or if you have any questions please visit the MAC front office or call 503 823 2787.
Thank you!