Archive for Education

*Rescheduled to February 23rd* FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Make collage art greeting cards with artist Dey Rivers

PLEASE NOTE, due to winter weather, this exciting family art workshop will now be happening on: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 10am – 1pm (NOT the 9th as originally scheduled) At Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR, 97229 The Washington County Museum launches another series… Read More

Artists bring a fresh perspective to Washington County Museum’s interactive family learning series!

Roll up your sleeves and join in some playful family workshops presented by Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed interactive workshop. Museum entrance is always free during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits. The Free Family Mornings series has become a… Read More

Free Family Morning – Create a monotype!

Note: This event will take place at PCC Rock Creek in Building 3, Room 103 in the Print Studio. Saturday, December 8th, 10am – 1pm. Create one-of-a-kind prints on paper with a real printing press! Artists Michael and Roxanne McGovern will lead participants of all skill levels with the monotype printing process, from adding ink to… Read More

Free Family Morning – Paint and Sculpt!

Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 1pm at the Washington County Museum Hosted by artists Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen Bring your family to the museum and produce your very own sculptures in air-dry clay. The two-person artist team, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, have created this unique family activity specifically to compliment… Read More

Free Family Mornings: Make your own JoyBot with artist Gary Hirsch

Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 1pm: Gary Hirsch Artist, creator of JoyBots Create a teeny personal robot that can go everywhere with you to protect, defend, and give outrageous compliments.   Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a… Read More

FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Delivering a Great Story with Comedian Mel Heywood

The Washington County Museum kicks off another season of the Free Family Mornings series with a workshop led by local comedian Mel Heywood! This all-ages, participatory workshop will create a collaborative, supportive environment where participants can learn the basics of doing stand-up comedy through stage movement, writing exercises and voice work. Learn how to deliver… Read More

Call for student drawings!

The Washington County Museum is accepting submissions from local students in 5th through 12th grades for drawings to be included in an upcoming museum exhibit about Agriculture in the Tualatin Valley. This exhibit will explore both historical and modern agricultural contexts as well as the communities of people associated with various crops and locations throughout… Read More

Local Story: Jiseon Lee Isbara

Join us for a Local Story event on August 16th presented by South Korean artist Jiseon Lee Isbara. Amplified by her experience as a first generation immigrant, she engages with socially charged dialogue through the accumulated aesthetics, materials and processes she has garnered as an emigrant from her native culture. Through her artwork, Jiseon questions… Read More

Free Family Morning – Family Writing Workshop!

Is there a story hiding inside you? Come on down to the Washington County Museum and learn how to pull that idea out, give it a shine, and put it on display for the world to see! Your story can be anything from a favorite childhood memory to pirate adventure to a cupcake mystery to… Read More

Crucial Conversations – Paul Susi

Conversation facilitator and activist Paul Susi will lead a discussion on the question, “Does higher education matter?” Facilitator Susi is an educator, arts administrator and a performing artist. He has worked as a youth counselor and an educator at several Portland nonprofit organizations serving homeless, recovering, post-incarcerated and adjudicated populations. He was recently named artistic… Read More