Vibe @ School

The bulk of Vibe programming happens primarily at Title One schools in Southeast and North Portland. Vibe’s goal to provide quality long-term art & music education starts here in schools with minimal to no arts instruction where a high proportion of students live at or below the poverty line. Classes are taught by local artists and musicians through long-term artist in residencies during and after school. Our end game is that ALL schools in Portland have art & music teaching positions restored INTO the school day with full time FTE teaching positions. When that happens we will gladly move into the role of supporting art & music teachers, providing teacher training, and to continue to fight for equality in the creative classrooms throughout Portland.

We believe that with ALL students have a right to arts access to improve their education and all around quality of life. Our partner schools are listed below with class offerings, grades served and links to our community and funding partners.

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To inquire about Vibe classes at your school- email info@vibepdx.org 

Partner Schools

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Bridger (SE Portland):

  • Ceramics classes for 3-5 grade students

Vibe Partner since 2011

Classes facilitated in partnership with the Latino Network and the SUN schools

Creative Science School K-8 (SE Portland):

  • Beginning Ceramics classes for 1-3rd graders
  • Advanced Ceramics classes for 4-6 graders

Vibe Partner since 2010

Classes facilitated in partnership with Creative Science School’s PTA

Creative Science School K-8 (Southeast Portland):

  • General Music classes for K-2nd graders : 30 min artist in residence classes weekly
  • General Music classes for 3-5th graders : 45 min artist in residence classes weekly

Vibe Partner since 2010

Classes facilitated in partnership with Creative Science School’s PTA

Harrison Park K-8 (Southeast Portland):

  • Art Foundations mixed media classes for student in grades 6-8
  • Vibe Voices choir class for students in grades 3-6

Vibe Partner since 2008

Classes facilitated in partnership with the IRCO & the SUN Schools

Proud granting partner: Virginia Cabot Wellington Foundation

James John Elementary (North Portland):

  • Vibe Violins : 3rd grade violin classes 2x/week with teaching artist in residence
  • Vibe Violins 4th grade violin classes 2x/week with teaching artist in residence
  • Vibe Violins : 5th grade violin classes 2x/week with teaching artist in residence

Vibe partner since 2015

Classes facilitated in partnership with James John ASB and PTA

Proud granting partner: Virginia Cabot Wellington Foundation

 

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Ockley Green Middle School (North Portland):

  • Ceramics for 6-8th graders

Vibe Partner since 2013

Classes facilitated in partnership with Self Enhancement Inc (SEI) SUN School

Past classes funded by Spirit Community Foundation

Park Rose Middle School (Northeast Portland – Park Rose School Disctrict):

  • Art Foundations for 6-8th graders

Vibe Partner since 2015

Classes facilitated in partnership with IRCO & the SUN Schools

Sacramento Elementary School (Northeast Portland – Park Rose School Disctrict):

  • Art Foundations for 1-5th graders
  • Ukulele for winter quarter ; Ceramics for spring quarter

Vibe Partner since 2016

Classes facilitated in partnership with IRCO & the SUN Schools

Whitman (Southeast Portland):

  • Vibe Violins 4/5th grade violin classes 2x/week with teaching artist in residence

Vibe Partner since 2011

Classes facilitated in partnership with Whitman PTA & school music teacher