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Multnomah Chorus Performance

Show Time:
 • Wednesday, May 27th at 7:30 pm

Multnomah Chorus

Multnomah Chorus

Come hear the beautiful mixing of voices that make choral music personal andunique in the world of music. The well-deserved reputation of the Multnomah Chorus continues to grow. Come experience it for yourself.

Bring everyone for this free performance.

The Multnomah Chorus will return in the Fall for another great session. For those who are ages 16 & up, who are looking for a great community vocal experience, details can be found in our Fall catalog (available in August).

MAC will offer our Tuesday Women’s Chorus this Summer details can be found here.

If you would like to inquire about individual Voice lessons please call (503)823-2787 for available lesson times and details.

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

2015 Summer Camps!

Important Camp Information—Please Read Carefully

FOOD/DRINKS REQUIREMENTS: Please bring a water bottle and snacks for 1/2 day camps, or a water bottle, snacks, and a sack lunch for full day camps.

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: MAC cannot accommodate early drop-off or late pick-up. Please list all individuals authorized to pick up your child on the Participant Emergency Form. Any other arrangements must be requested in writing and approved by a Program Director.

REQUIRED FORMS: Participant Emergency Form — This form is required for all students and must be submitted to the MAC main office BEFORE the first day of camp. Please let MAC staff know if you have a current camp form already on file at MAC. Students who do not have this form on file will not be allowed to attend camp until this form is submitted. Please ask the MAC office staff for the form or download it here: Participant Emergency Form

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION FORM: If your child requires the administration of any medications during camp, the Medical Administration form must be submitted one week in advance of camp start date. Please ask the MAC office staff for the form or download it here: Medical Administration Form

Summer Camps 2015!

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Visual Art Camps

Discovery Art Camp Ages 3 – 5

Let your energy and creativity fly! New and exciting adventures await! Children explore their world through arts and crafts, games, stories and thematic activities that are developmentally appropriate. Make new friends, stimulate your imagination and develop new skills as you play together. Children in camp for ages 3-5 must be potty trained.

1025709 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jun. 8 – 12 $120 [5 classes] Jean Walker
1025710 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jun. 15 – 19 $120 [5 classes] Jean Walker

Little Artists Ages 3 – 5

Discover your creative spirit! Stir imaginations as you explore different textures, colors and shapes, moods and feelings. Build self-confidence and develop an appreciation for art through hands-on experiences. Who knows what hidden artistic talents you’ll find! Children in camp for ages 3-5 must be potty trained.

1028341 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $120 [5 classes] Audrey Lungershausen
1023768 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan
1025641 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan

Material World Ages 5 – 8

Have you ever wanted to make your own art supplies and materials from scratch? Blend science and art, mixing concoctions from home-made watercolor paint, chalk, paper, and more from natural and recycled materials. Take home ‘recipes’ to continue your colorful creative journey.

1025736 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $120 [5 classes] Sarah Fagan

Art Mania Ages 5 – 8

Get ready to experience art in unusual ways. How about using a 4 foot brush, or trying pendulum painting? Go wild with colors and textures. Explore spin and topsy-turvy art, squishy lumpy art, whimsical doodling, and interesting tools to create abstract creations. Busy days include drama, music, stories, and games. Let go and get creatively crazy!

1025734 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jun. 22 – 26 $260 [5 classes] Jean Walker

Young Artists—Nature Art Ages 5 – 8

Discover your creative abilities by exploring the great outdoors! Have you tried painting with pine needles, creating nature sculptures, or printing with leaves? Let nature inspire your senses and forward your artistic talents. Participate in nature games, songs and environmental experiences. Nurture through nature!

1025707 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 6 – 10 $260 [5 classes] Jean Walker
1025708 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 13 – 17 $260 [5 classes] Jean Walker

Bookmaking from Around the World Ages 5 – 8

Travel through history and across cultures to create book structures from every continent but Antarctica—even outer space! Think Totem Poles as narrative devices from North America. Mysterious knotted quipus from Peru, and decorative Girdle books from Medieval England. See what storytelling means from different times and places!

1025737 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $120 [5 classes] Sarah Fagan

Drawing & Painting Ages 6 – 9

Learn to create you own cartoons, landscapes and animal friends! Pique your curiosity and creativity discovering techniques to develop different styles of drawing and painting skills using different media—pencil, ink, pastels, and waterbased paint. Discover dimension and depth while producing unique compositions.

1028475 M – F 1 – 3:30 pm Jun. 29 – Jul. 3 $120 [5 classes] Shelley Chamberlin

Drawing & Painting Animals Ages 6 – 9

Do you love animals? Pique your curiosity and creativity developing drawing and painting skills using different media—pencil, ink, pastels and water-based paint. Discover dimension and depth while producing unique compositions. Bring your favorite furry creatures and flying friends to life!

1028474 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $120 [5 classes] Alex Chiu

Junior Picassos Ages 6 – 9

Discover the artist within you! Who knows what hidden talent you will find? Create masterpieces with chalk, crayon, glue, wood, clay, pencils, paint, and more. Through hands-on experiences, boost your creativity and let your imagination soar!

1025652 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jun. 15 – 19 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan
1028478 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $260 [5 classes] Nate Orton & Shelley Chamberlin
1032088 M – W 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 24 – 26 $156 [3 classes] Shelley Chamberlin & Nate Orton

Faces & Figures—Draw, Paint, Print & More Ages 9 – 13

Explore the art of creating fabulous faces and figures. First focus on drawing in pastels, painting with acrylics and other media—all about faces. Discover useful ways to draw and paint strong expressions and create vibrant works of colorful art. Next, learn tools and techniques to draw hands, feet, and the whole body. Draw the figure from life as well as photographs. Finally, learn how to bind your favorite creations into beautiful artist’s books to take home and treasure.

1027007 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $260 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek & Nate Orton

Animation—Time-Based Cartooning Ages 9 – 14

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. All levels.

1025750 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jun. 29 – Jul. 3 $120 [5 classes] Alex Chiu

Young Artist’s Book Ages 9 – 13

Explore the ancient art of bookbinding and fill the pages with stories, characters, illustrations and more. Jump into the fabulous world of drawing, painting and creative writing—all forms working in tandem toward a final product you can keep forever! Develop skills in doing detail work and combining differing elements into a whole.

1027828 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 13 – 17 $260 [5 classes] Shelley Chamberlin & Danielle Erickson

Young da Vincis Ages 8 – 13

Become a well-rounded artist! Explore art forms like sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Gain understanding of color, perspective, texture and materials while creating masterpieces to take home and enjoy for years.

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, & mixed media.

1025752 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jun. 15 – 19 $260 [5 classes] Shelley Chamberlin

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, weaving, tie dye, & fiber exploration.

1027829 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jun. 22 – 26 $260 [5 classes] Shelley Chamberlin & Kate Loomis

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, claymation, cartooning, comics, & zine making.

1027830 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 6 – 10 $260 [5 classes] Alex Chiu & Shelley Chamberlin

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, claymation, cartooning, comics, & zine making.

1028335 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $260 [5 classes] Alex Chiu & Nate Orton

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, & mixed media.

1028336 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $260 [5 classes] Nate Orton

Fashion Art Ages 10 – 15

Through a variety of art projects, try your hand at fashion sketching, clothing and fabric design, display and marketing design. Working from many resources, find inspiration from history and contemporary influences. Explore the importance of design elements such as color, line and composition in visual presentations.

1025637 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $120 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek
1025638 M – F 1 – 3:30 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $120 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek

The World in Photo & Story Ages 13-17

Become an artist spy this summer! Translate observation skills into digital photographs and writing. Travel around Multnomah Village and record what you see. Explore how photos fit into writing. Maybe you’ll write a mystery set in Gabriel Park, a play staged in Annie Bloom’s, or compose a Fat City Cafe poem. Leave class with a book to share including digital prints. Bring a writing utensil and a current digital camera. This camp will travel off site.

1029937 M – F 10 am – 3 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $260 [5 classes] Jenna Gersbach-King & Amy Minato

Basketry Workshop Ages 8 & Up

Make two full-size baskets and several small fun projects while learning the basics of rattan basketmaking. Weave a base, with shapes and patterns and learn the materials and tools that are used. Many color choices as well as natural materials will be available. The skills developed in this workshop will lay the foundation for an inexpensive and useful lifelong hobby. Camp guidelines do not apply for this 2-day workshop.

1028426 M -Tu. 9:30 am-12:30 pm Aug. 3 – 4 $80 [2 classes] Carol Ross & Roger Besselievre

T-Shirts & More Ages 10 – 16

Create your own designs and print them on t-shirts, scarves, bags, aprons and other textiles. Explore block printing using easy-cut blocks and screenprinting methods to make repeatable images for new fashions. Photo-screenprinting is not used. Provide your own t-shirts, MAC provides a bandana, totebag, carving block and screen to use. Price includes a $30 studio and materials fee which is non-refundable after class begins. Get list online for additional needed materials. Parents welcome to register.

1029242 Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 1 pm Jun. 15 – 19 $150 [5 classes] Jan von Bergen

Dance Camps

Yoga & Dance Camps

Explore yoga movement and creative dance through activity, games, songs, group yoga, meditation, jokes, trick and basic postures. Cultivate life skills such as cooperation, self-control, agility, strength, flexibility, relaxation tools and creativity. Be better prepared for everyday life, sports and school with exercises that benefit both mind and body. Please bring a blanket to class, and a mat if you have one.

For Families—Kids Ages 5 – 10
Parent or guardian welcome to register and attend with your child. Children may also register and attend alone.

1026994 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

For Kid’s Only—Ages 5 – 10

1026991 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Jazz Dance Camp Ages 8 – 12

Discover an art form that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Incorporate unique, sharp, and quick moves that focus on connecting with the music. Explore several different forms such as Broadway, Classic and Lyrical
styles. It’s energetic and fun!

1027001 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 13 – 17 $131 [5 classes] Rachael Brown

Dance Magic—Three Kinds Ages 4 – 7

The first steps of ballet, the first leaps of jazz and the joy and wonder of creative movement! Stretch, jump, whirl into several different forms of dance. Make ballerina dolls, tiaras and position guide maps. Mix different muscle groups with different ways to move the body.

1028102 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Let it Go!—Ballet with a Frozen Theme Ages 4½ – 8

Chill out in the heat of summer with this fun, Frozen-themed camp, focused on the songs and stories we love so much! Do warm-ups, stretches and real ballet technique. Create simple choreography and crafts for a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

1028101 M – F 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Jun. 22 – 26 $131 [5 classes] Kasha Watts

Princesses, Princes, Kings & Queens Ages 4 – 7

Travel to enchanting places and times! Develop fine and royal qualities. Cultivate grace, poise and internal strength. Through movement, song, and arts and crafts, expand coordination, train your ear and feed your imagination.

1026879 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 13 – 17 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darb

1026880 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Dance Around the World

Have a great time celebrating dance! Explore simple movements from various cultures around the world. Develop good technique, improved coordination and teamwork. Make new friends while discovering cultural customs and costumes that bring excitement to a variety of dances!

Ages 4 – 7
Native American dance, Kaholo Hula song and dance, Japanese folk dance, 7 Steps Norwegian folk dance and more!

1026873 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 6 – 10 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Ages 5 – 9
Philippine Tinikling, Japanese Folk dance, Polynesian dances, Native American dance and more!

1026875 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 6 – 10 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Ages 6 – 10
Mudra Dance of East India, Israeli folk dance, Maori Stick Dance, American folk dance, Hula Dance and more!

1026877 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 13 – 17 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Theatre Camps

Playing Fables Ages 4 – 6

Explore the world of folklore, fables and tall tales! Learn about story telling and performing arts by working as a class team to act out well known fables. Then collaborate to develop your very own fable, with sets, props and costumes. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.

1032183 M – F 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Aug. 24 – 48 $120 [5 classes] Leah White

Pirates Sail the Ocean Blue! Ages 4 – 7

Yo, ho, ho, ho! A pirates life for me! Hit the high seas where treasures and adventures await! Foster a sense of fantasy and spark your imagination by creating a chest full of coins and jewels. Ahoy, Mateys! Shiver me timbers!

1026484 M – F 10 am – 12 pm Jun. 15 – 19 $80 [5 classes] Alyson Osborn
1026485 M – F 1 – 3 pm Jun. 29 – Jul. 3 $80 [5 classes] Alyson Osborn

Let’s Put on a Show Ages 7 – 10

Get comfortable on stage and gain confidence as you collaborate with other young artists to create an ensemble performance. Ignite imagination and become familiar with essential performing skills through theatre games, improvisations, movement, storytelling and voice exercises. Develop a foundation for further forays into the world of theatre, becoming familiar with its language and what’s expected of young actors. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.

1026480 M – F 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Jul. 6 – 10 $120 [5 classes] Leah White

Playground Playwrights Ages 8 – 12

Budding thespians, create a play! Develop team skills—write lines and invent scenes together. Give imagination free rein with paint, paper and cardboard for scenery construction. Project your voice, move on stage and tap into potential. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.

1026486 M – F 12:30 – 3:30 pm Jun. 22 – 26 $120 [5 classes] Alyson Osborn

I Love a Mystery! Ages 9 – 12

Dark shadows, perplexing clues and dangerous characters are elements in a story of intrigue. Create the plot, solve
the riddle and give a performance while developing acting, production and ensemble skills.

1026487 M – F 12:30 – 3:30 pm Jun. 15 – 19 $120 [5 classes] Alyson Osborn

Magic Lessons Ages 7 – 12

Pull things out of thin air! Entertain friends and family with skills that improve eye-hand coordination, showmanship and self-confidence! Discover ‘tricks of the trade’ with coins, cards and other common props to make magic! Secrets revealed!

1026483 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jun. 29 – Jul. 3 $100 [5 classes] Alyson Osborn

French Folk Tales Ages 10 – 14

Character analysis and stage presence shine through the development of two hilarious short folktales. Excellent opportunity to experience the challenging and exciting arc of performing a play. Plays will be performed in a showcase open to the public on the last day of camp.

1030204 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 24 – 28 $210 [5 classes] Adrienne Flagg

The Devil in Poe’s Belfry Ages 13 – 18

Learn the foundations of adapting material through the creation of dialogue, innovative staging of poetry, and physicalizing the author’s intent. Writing, movement and performance skills will be challenged and stretched as the cast builds a rich, dark. and haunting performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s work. The play will be performed in a showcase open to the public on the last day of camp.

1030202 M – F 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $245 [5 classes] Adrienne Flagg

Musical Theatre — Guys & Dolls, Jr. Ages 9 – 17

Experience the thrill of performing in this 3 week intensive. Find fulfillment and expression on stage and enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a great summer day camp. Caring directors and instructors will lead the cast to a full production of Guys and Dolls, Jr. which culminates in 3 main-stage shows August 7 – 9. Explore acting, singing, and dancing and improve your theatrical skills as you build friendships and gain confidence. Guys & Dolls, Jr. features great roles, tons of fun dance numbers and loads of catchy tunes. There’s a part for everyone in this exhilarating educational experience!

Performances: Fri., Aug. 7 & Sat., Aug. 8 at 7 pm & Sun., Aug. 9 at 3 pm

1024011 M – F for 3 Weeks! 9:30 am – 4:30 pm • July 20 – August 7 $630 [15 classes] Rachael Brown, Ashleigh Bragg & Alberta Hardy

MAC Gallery May Show

April 3rd – 28th 2015

Sabrina Ferry's frozen grackle

Sabrina Ferry

watercolor and gouache

“Static: Works on Paper”

Sabrina Ferry's frozen bananasSabrina Ferry's frozen immature roosterSabrina Ferry's frozen roadkill racoon

“Static: Works on Paper,” a show of paintings in watercolor and gouache by Sabrina Ferry, will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning May 1, 2015. The artwork depicts moments in a story that require participation to finish. These captured moments deal with the tension between the human and the natural (plant/animal) worlds and present familiar subjects in unlikely scenarios. The undercurrent of man’s struggle with the natural world results in the sometimes tragic intersection of the two worlds. An opening reception will be held in the gallery Friday, May 1, 7-9pm. The show may be seen through June 2.

Sabrina Ferry is a painter, printmaker and illustrator currently working out of her studio in Portland. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she occasionally applies her studies of photography, video, sound, film and web design on personal and professional projects in addition to her primary focus of painting. Sabrina draws inspiration from a wide range of interests in taxidermy, natural history, evolution and patternmaking. She strives to maintain a thoughtful humor in her work drawing upon heroes such as The Marx Brothers, John Lennon, Steve Martin, Buster Keaton and Edward Gorey. Sabrina investigates her subjects with a continuing emphasis on detail and an exploration of the potential in a given medium that best captures the idea in the hope of preserving or celebrating the beauty of something lost through the act of reanimation. There is a nostalgia for something that has passed or never was. Her exploration in capturing authentic but fantastic depictions led her to designing art for album covers, one of which was highlighted in a publication of outstanding album art.

“Static: Works on Paper” features two series done in watercolor and gouache that center around two distinct projects with similar subject matter. The Roadkill series attempts to give a voice to stilled creatures that are victims of vehicular homicide, as they bleed out the information about their attacker. The Frozen series examines the many layers of stillness and distortion created through the act of preserving. In the cold stillness of the deep freeze there is movement of soft white ice crystals growing, enveloping and changing what is being preserved. The idea of preserving is a constant throughout Sabrina’s work just as photographing and painting are methods of preserving a moment in time. The water media paintings in this show depict the moment of stillness that occurs after the wake of action.

Reception: Friday, May 1st • 7-9pm

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

Truth be Told

Friday May 8th, 2015

Story teller Leigh

Truth be Told

A Night of Storytelling in the Village!

Doors Open at 7:00pm.

Storytelling Begin at 7:30pm.

We won’t just give you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth—come to Truth Be Told and rest assured that you’ll get to hear the juicy bits, too. Chortle, cry, and grin as community members and professional storytellers tell stories from life about travel. The curated storytellers for this event are: Santigie Fofana-Dura, Edward Hershey, Jeremy Lucas, Emily Pittman Newberry, Catherine Rutledge-Gorman, and Donna Zerner.

Stories include tales of places as far and near as Namibia, Ukraine, and Philadelphia. Take a journey with our storytellers and support a community cause. Judith Pulman will be emceeing and telling a story and MAC’s house band—Amy Jo McCarville, Jack Buddeke, and Sue Bert — will be providing music..

Watch Holly Robison tell a story about family and flying ants from
the May 2014 edition of Truth Be Told:

This event is presented by the Multnomah Arts Center Association with generous support from neighborhood businesses. Beer, wine, pizza, and soft drinks will all be available by donation. All proceeds benefit MACA, the Multnomah Arts Center Association, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the vibrancy and health of MAC through fundraising and advocacy.

Ages 21 and Over. No minors admitted.

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

Spring Arts & Crafts Sale

Friday 9am to 9pm & Saturday 9am to 4pm
May 1st & 2nd

Arts & Crafts Sale

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

This sale is just in time for Mothers Day, 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.

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Saturday Life Drawing

“I go out each morning and draw. I can’t really start a painting in the morning until I’ve done a drawing.” ~ Frank Auerbach

Eduardo Fernadez's Life Drawing

Saturday Life Drawing
Apr 4th thru Jun 6th
– Open for Drop-in *
$12 per session 9:30am to 12:30am

* Special Drop-in Offers for Spring 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
4/4 Suzy female – nude
4/11 Sarah male – nude
4/18 Sarah male – nude
4/25 Gage female – nude
5/2 Chris male – nude
5/9 Sarah female – nude
5/16 Chris tbd
5/23 Shelley male – nude
5/30 Sabrina female – nude
6/6 Chris 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.

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

Studio Theatre Presents
Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

“Curiouser and curiouser!”

We invite you to a free performance of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, 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, March 13th at 7:00 pm
 • Saturday, March 14th at 7:00 pm
 • March, December 15th at 2:30 pm

The Studio Theatre will return in the winter with The Brothers and Sisters Grimm. For those who are ages 10 – 17 and are looking for a great stage experience details can be found in our spring catalog.

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

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

Literary Arts Spring 2015


June 5 • 7 pm

Multnomah Arts Center Literary Arts Program instructors and students will read their poetry, fiction and nonfiction in a celebration of the written word. Open to the public.
Free admission.

Literary Arts Classes

Reading & Writing About Nature Ages 18 & Up

In this class we’ll read excerpts by American nature writers (including Muir and Burroughs) to inspire us to observe keenly and write clearly about the natural world—which might be a city street as much as a remote mountain peak. This class covers all genres of writing and is for non-writers as well as writers. Our goal is to enjoy the legacy of American nature writers while developing an adventuresome spirit toward our own lives and writings. All levels.

1026162 Fri. 10 am – 12:30 pm Apr. 17 – Jun. 5 $160 [8 classes] Christine Colasurdo

Literary Arts Workshops

Writing Characters into Life Ages 16 & Up

Ever read a story where a character seemed so vivid that you felt like you knew them? Through a series of writing exercises, we’ll experiment to see what makes characters work on the page in your poetry or prose. All levels.

1026176 Sat. 10 am – 12:30 pm May 9 – 16 $40 [2 classes] Michael Cooper

Getting Your Writing Out There Ages 18 & Up

Think your work is ready to get out into the world? In a supportive group, survey your creative goals and explore the many pathways to share your writing. Leave class with a plan to move your work out from the drawer and into the hearts and minds of others. Local readings, cover letters, conferences, and collaborations will be discussed. All levels.

1027326 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Apr. 18 $46 [1 class] Judith Pulman

Alex Prentiss – The Art of Moku Hanga

Trayle Studio: A Center for Printmaking and Book Arts

Artists in the Studio Series:
Alex Prentiss – The Art of Moku Hanga

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Join MAC Trayle Studio in an engaging evening exploring the art of Moku Hanga with Alex Prentiss, including a presentation of prints and a preview of her upcoming workshop at MAC!

Alex Prentiss has been a relief printmaker for over twenty five years and making prints using Japanese printmaking methods for over fifteen years. She studied drawing, calligraphy, book arts and monoprinting at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. She studied Moku Hanga from Elaine Chandler, who studied with Akira Kurosaki in Japan. She is also an experienced letterpress printer, book artist and the owner of McClain’s Printmaking Supplies since 2001.

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, March 6th, 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.

Send RSVPs to

Roots & Branches Theatre Workshop

“Grab your Dad, your grandkid, your niece and your neighbor and come make some theatre!”


Roots & Branches Intergenerational Workshop
* Ages 10 & Up *

Theatre games and exercises are used to build performance skills, ensemble awareness and free the intuition. Based on the work of NYC’s professional intergenerational theatre company and the improvisation techniques of Viola Spolin, learn to build understanding and respect between generations, challenge stereotypes about age, and liberate your creative spirit. Veteran performer/producer Adrienne Flagg, is committed to the intelligence and ability of underrepresented groups including children and seniors.

1021476 Sat. & Sun. 1 – 4 pm Feb. 7 – 8
$50 ($40 for additional participants) [2 classes] with Adrienne Flagg

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