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Workshops and Professional Development


Every month, we offer a variety of professional development workshops for artists who teach. These include a Roster Artist Workshop Series, the Teaching Artist Studio, and the TA Studio Workshop Series.


Next Workshop



Monday, November 12  

Classroom Management for the Teaching Artist

A Teaching Artist Studio Workshop

Details coming soon. Registration opens October 1.  



Roster Artist Workshop Series

Free for YA roster artists. Open to the public

Timeline for 2018–2019

Check back soon for more information!


The Teaching Artist Studio

Apply to be a part of the 2018-19 Cohort here.

Timeline for 2018–2019


July 5, 2018:          Application cycle opens
July 25, 2018:        Applications due by 5 pm PST
August 17, 2018:   Notification of accepted participants 

All TA Studio activities will be located at sites conveniently located in central Portland.

FALL INTENSIVE (September–October)

Seven full days of intensive study to help align artistic and teaching practices. Applicants must commit to all days of the intensive.

Thursday, September 27
Friday, September 28
Thursday, October 4
Friday, October 5
Monday, October 8
Saturday, October 13
Sunday, October 14
Session 1: Centering on Big Ideas
Session 2: Lesson Design – Sequencing & Scaffolding
Session 3: Objectives, Standards, & Assessment
Session 4: Inclusive Differentiation
Session 5: Peer to Peer Teaching
Session 6: Documentation & Digital Strategies
Session 7: School Culture – Logistics and Communication


Mentors from the TA Studio will join forces with teaching artists, arts administrators, and classroom teachers to provide as series of partial-day public workshops to expand on topics touched on during the Intensive. TA Studio participants will be expected to attend three of the workshops to complete the program. 

Monday, November 12
Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 8
Friday, January 11
UPDATE: Sunday, February 17
Classroom Management
Racial Inequities in the Arts Classroom
Inclusive Arts Practices
Creativity and Core Standards
Deepening Inquiry: A Questioning Lab

STUDIO TEACHING RESIDENCY (optional, January–March)

Individual teaching artists propose an area of their study in the TA Studio to research and develop further with a partner classroom in the Portland metro area. These teaching artists will receive one-on-one mentoring with mentors from the TA Staff, as well as feedback on one of their classroom days. Limited to 8 teaching artists.


Sunday, March 17, 2019
Putting It All Together

TA Studio Workshops are open to YA Roster Artists at no cost, and to the public for a small fee.