Works in Progress

The School of Art + Design’s open house features exhibitions, events and open studios showcasing its three departments, Art History, Art Practices and Graphic Design. Also on view will be an exhibit of models and drawings created by students this winter in Associate Professor Jeff Schnabel’s ARCH 381 course, who were charged with the task of envisioning the Art Building facilities to better serve these active, rich visual arts programs.

Master printmaker Byron McClintock talks about his work with Eleanor Erskine's Advanced Prrintmaking class. In addition to sharing his knowledge, Mr. McClintock donated a wonderful press to the PSU print studio.

PSU BFA students taking over the New Museum in NYC!

Presented by the Art and Social Practice MFA program of the School of Art + Design, Portland State University 

Do you love sketch and improv-based comedy? Try it out in a low-stress workshop that traces the roots of comedy back to Renaissance Italy through an exploration of Commedia dell’Arte. This historical, yet raw-and-ridiculous form draws on familiar stock characters, improvised dialogue and physical comedy to create original scenes, much like the character driven sketch comedy that remains popular today.  In this class you will:
• Challenge your physical boundaries

• Adopt the Commedia stock characters

• Learn how to improvise

Professor Dustin Morrow is on the Festival Circuit

The powerhouse animation studio LAIKA was on the Portland State campus recently to discuss their film and commercial work, recruit student interns, and pass out some cool LAIKA swag! The presentation was attended by about 100 PSU film and arts students.

The Center for Public Interest Design continues its series of brown-bag talks this week with back-to-back discussions on Thursday (3.3.14) and Friday (3.4.14). Thursday’s event features G Cody QJ Goldberg, founder of Harper's Playground, and Friday’s talk will be given by Stuart Cowan of Autopoiesis LLC. 

A talk about possibilities for redesign of the Art Building
Partnership with the King School
Nov. 12, 2013,at the TEDx Bellingham event
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 The PSU Symphony Orchestra, Man Choir and Vox Femina: SONGS OF DESTINY

Boom Arts & Portland State University School of Theatre & Film, College of the Arts, present
Workshop Performances of
Appointment with gOD
A New Play by Deborah Asiimwe (Uganda)
Directed by Emily Mendelsohn (NYC)