The Shakespeare Liberation Army in partnership with Multnomah Arts Center,
Meals on Wheels, Neighborhood House, West Hills Village & Health Center & MACA
Presents a Special Senior Luncheon followed by a FREE performance of …
“Over the Cliff Notes” on
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday • May 16th 11:00 a.m.
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Highway
For more information call: 503.823.2787
Featuring MAC Faculty:
Timothy Scarrott, Dawn Panttaja, Aimé Kelly, Robert Power-Drutis, William Lund III
“Over the Cliff Notes” is a performance-based educational project exploring and revealing the poet’s artistic significance and merits…sort of
Shakespeare Liberation Army’s senior outreach project, “Over the Cliff Notes on A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is made possible through a grant from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Southwest Neighborhoods Inc., and MACA.
WHAT: Performance of George Friedrich Handel’s Semele
WHERE: Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Highway
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5, 2:00pm
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) will be hosting the Baroque Opera Workshop’s performance of Handel’s Semele, written in 1743 based on the classical myth of Semele, Mother of Dionysus. The event is open to all, with a suggested donation of $20. Proceeds benefit the young performers and the Multnomah Arts Center Association (MACA).
This is the third season for the Baroque Opera Workshop at MAC. Each year these performances provide a rare chance for young new talent to perform a major work in its entirety. This pre-professional performing group has been coached under the direction of David Kerr, Sue Jensen, and David Rivinus.
“The orchestra is made up of players from Portland Youth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Portland Baroque Orchestra plus nine young professional singers,” says Kerr. “The goal of the orchestra is to give young people the experience of working in Baroque style within an opera setting.”
Friday, May 3, 9 am to 9 pm & Saturday, May 4, 9 am to 4 pm
Multnomah Arts Center holds its annual spring sale of instructor and student work on the first weekend in May. The sale is open to the public.
Hand-crafted items for sale include ceramics, weaving and jewelry created by more than 30 instructors and students at the Center. Functional and decorative art is offered at great prices, and just in time for Mother’s Day! Proceeds support local arts education and artists.
Please bring snacks and a sack lunch (full day camps). Let us know in writing one week in advance if your child needs any medication during the camp request form or if you have special drop-off or pick-up arrangements.
Please do not drop children off early. Thank you.
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 with crafts and theatre games. Ahoy, Mateys! Shiver me timbers!
Playground Playwrights Ages 9 – 14
Budding thespians, create a play! Develop team skills while writing lines and inventing scenes together. Give imagination free rein in combinations of paint, paper and cardboard for scenery construction. Find out how to project your voice, move on stage and tap into potential.
I Love a Mystery Ages 8 – 13
Dark shadow, 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. There will be a performance on the last day of class.
New! Devised Theatre Workshop Ages 13 – 19
In devised theatre the script originates not from a playwright but from the collaborative work of an ensemble of actors and creators. A variety of tools are used in generating new material with the result being a fixed performance with an improvisational beginning. Explore the rich field of ensemble-based and experimental theatre, and create a completely unique performance. The show will be presented Friday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.
New! Young Artists — Painting Workshop Ages 9 – 12
Colors, texture, drawing, design—it all comes together in the world of painting! Develop skill in composition and color mixing, and put ideas and feelings into your work. Use materials such as acrylics and watercolors, explore areas like portraiture, skies and landscapes, still life and abstraction.
Discover the artist within you! Who knows what hidden talent you will find? Create masterpieces with chalk, crayon, glue, wood, clay, pencils, paint and other mixed-media. Through hands-on experiences, boost your creativity and let your imagination soar!
AGES 4 – 7
AGES 6 – 9
Drawing Techniques Ages 7 – 11
Immerse yourself in the elements of line, shape, color, texture and form designed to train your eye while using graphite, charcoal and other dry media. Explore spatial relationships and the effects of light. Experience the art of ‘seeing’ while expressing your creativity.
Words, Shapes & Color
Let your imagination come alive! Combine art and storytelling with media such as painting, sculpture, collage and drawing. Stimulate curiosity and creativity to express ideas through words and images. Feel the magic!
AGES 3 – 5
AGES 5 – 7
On the Loose with Dr Seuss Ages 4 – 6
Do you dream about eggs and ham in a color of green? Does your cat swing a bat? Your Seuss inspired world comes to life while you make new friends, create art, participate in games and
listen to stories. Horton and the Whos are waiting for you.
Junior Discovery Camp
Let your energy and creativity soar! Explore the 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.
AGES 3 – 5
AGES 5 – 7
Young Artist’s Book Ages 8 – 12
Explore the ancient art of bookbinding and fill the pages with stories, poetry, characters, illustrations and more. In this fabulous camp, focus on book arts, drawing, painting and creative writing. Learn techniques that will last a lifetime!
Become a well-rounded artist! In these exciting camps, explore media such as clay, drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber exploration, metalsmithing and more. Gain understanding of color, perspective, texture and materials while creating masterpiece projects to take home and enjoy for years!
AGES 7 – 9
This camp includes ceramics, metals, drawing, painting & mixed-media.
AGES 8 – 12
This camp includes drawing, painting, basketry, tie dye, fiber exploration & mixed-media.
AGES 9 – 12
This camp includes ceramics, metals, drawing, painting & mixed-media.
This camp includes drawing, painting, metals, & mixed-media.
Metalsmithing Workshop Ages 10 – 15
Design and create one-of-a-kind jewelry and small sculpture in metal! Experiment with many metalsmithing techniques, including cutting, forming, stamping, forging, and cold connections such as riveting. Price includes all materials.
New! Animation — Comics & Clay Ages 9 – 13
Transform your imaginary friends into comic characters! Then bring them to life as you explore clay animated sculpture using stop-motion techniques. Discover different styles and techniques, making figures and drawings develop personalities. Stimulate curiosity while sharpening a sense of line and movement. Put your imagination into play as each character or background is recorded on film or digital media and then played back in rapid succession achieving a wonderful illusion of continuous motion. Equipment provided.
Princesses,Princes, Kings & Queens Ages 4 – 7
Travel to enchanting places and times! Develop your fine and royal qualities such as grace, poise, power and self-confidence. Experience them through movement, song, and arts. The week will culminate with a regal presentation for friends and family.
Dance Around the World
Explore exciting movements from cultures around the world while developing good technique, improved
coordination and teamwork. Make new friends while discovering 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, and 7-Jumps Norwegian Folk Dance
Hukilau Hula, Japanese Fan, May Pole Dance, and American Folk Dance
AGES 5 – 9
Israeli Folk Dance, One-Paddle, Two Paddle Hula, East Indian Mudra Dance, Mexican Hat Dance and Philippine Tinikling
New! Hawaiian Holiday Ages 5 – 9
Hawaii comes to you! Learn songs and dances from the islands, study the Hawaiian language and culture, play ancient Hawaiian games and make a hula skirt for your stuffed animal or favorite doll.
New! Yoga Camp — Celebrate Movement Ages 5 – 9
Explore yoga and creative dance through fun movement activities, games, and songs. Group yoga, meditation, yoga jokes and tricks, as well as basic postures. Cultivate life skills such as cooperation, self-control, agility, strength, flexibility, relaxation tools, creativity, and more. Be better prepared for the opportunities of everyday life, sports and school with exercises that benefit both mind and body. Increase focus and confidence while building strength and stamina.
Parents and Preschool Children You’re Invited to an Open House! Meet our teachers and learn what Little Artists Preschool is all about while your child explores the classroom and makes new friends. No reservations required.
When: May 8th & 9th – 5 to 7pm
Where: Little Artists Preschool (MAC’s Cottages 1 & 2) 7740 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
Join us this week for a sampler of our new facility and printmaking and book arts programs. If you are trying to decide what printmaking or book arts course you would like to take, this is a great way to find out! See demonstrations on technique and make a piece of art while meeting our instructors. All materials included. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy. No experience necessary.
Monday April 1 Ages 13 & Up $25 Per Session
Tuesday April 2 Ages 13 & Up $25 Per Session
- 398609 Intaglio (Etching) with Nicole Rawlins 10am–1pm
- 398610 Screenprint with Jan von Bergen 6pm–9pm
Bring a plain light colored teeshirt or piece of fabric.
All other supplies included.
Wednesday April 3 Ages 13 & Up $25 Per Session
Thursday April 4 Ages 13 & Up $25 Per Session
- 398613 Polyester Plate Lithography with Nate Orton 10am–1pm
- 398614 Solar Plate with Jan von Bergen 6pm–9pm
Saturday April 6 Ages 6 & Up $25 Per Session
Child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Price is for parent and child. Each additional child is $10.
Looking for more information about MAC’s Trayle Print Studio?
SW Portland residents are invited to a free seismic home-improvement class 3/21/13
The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and the Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS) are co-hosting a free seismic-strengthening presentation Thursday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m. Area residents are invited to learn the basic, affordable steps involved in reducing the likelihood of earthquake damage to their homes.
BDS inspections manager Jim Nicks will provide an overview of the permitting and construction processes required for seismic home-improvement projects, including a show-and-tell explanation of needed materials. PBEM Director Carmen Merlo will share her own recent experience bracing her century-old house against earthquakes. She’ll also share tips for securing everyday household items. This free event is taking place at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) at 7688 SW Capitol Highway from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parking is available in the MAC parking lot and on-street.
The magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan two years ago served as a reminder that all Pacific Rim cities, including Portland, are at risk for such a major event (known as a subduction zone earthquake). The last such quake in Oregon struck January 26, 1700. Scientists say it’s only a matter of time before the next big earthquake occurs.
Volunteers from Portland’s Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) program will also be on hand to share information about community training and preparedness.
WHAT: Residential Seismic Strengthening Presentation
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway
Words, Shapes & Color – Let your imagination come alive! Assemble projects combining art and storytelling with media such as painting, sculpture, collage and drawing. Stimulate curiosity and creativity to express ideas through words, movement and images. Feel the magic!
Young da Vincis * – Become a well-rounded artist! Explore architecture, basketry, drawing, painting, textiles and mixed media. Gain an understanding of color,
perspective, texture and materials while creating unique works of art. Learn techniques that will last a lifetime.
*Please bring snacks and a sack lunch (full day camps). Let us know in writing one week in advance if your child needs any medication during the camp (request form), or if you have special drop-off or pick-up arrangements. Please do not drop children off early. Thank you.
With MAC’s Open Live Model Sessions
Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
Apr. 6 – Jun. 8
$12 drop in fee
For more information about Open Live Model Sessions, please call us at 503 823 2787 and check out our other figure studio classes.
Combine oil painting and drawing with rub-out techniques and drawing to create dynamic ‘sketches’ of the human figure. A great way for the artist to develop a way of seeing the big picture, helping to build an underpainting quickly and efficiently. Working with both nude and clothed models, with short and long poses, and full figure and head studies. Model fee included. Get supply list.
396147 Wed. 7:00 – 9:30 pm Apr. 3 – Jun. 5 $212 [10 classes]
In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of portraiture. Topics covered include drawing, composition, surface preparation, mixing colors, and paint handling. Prior drawing experience highly recommended. Model fees included. Get supply list.
396146 Mon. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Apr. 1 – Jun. 3 $220 [9 classes]
• Friday, March 15th at 7:00 pm
• Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 pm
• Sunday, March 17th at 2:30 pm