Summer at the Studio!

Summer Camps, Drawing Workshops & Open Studio sessions!

Summer Camps are almost upon us and we have a couple spots left in some of our camps – check out the dates HERE and join us for an amazing week of creativity at the studio!

* New this summer we are offering a couple middle school age camps in photography and costume/fashion design!*

Pint Size Picasso preschool camps start June 4th and run for 3 weeks – so if you’re preschool age artist has finished preschool already and needs a creative outlet to start off the summer- the studio is the place to be. Week 1 is : Explore the Rainforest :: Week 2 is Mythical Creature themed – I think there will be dragon and fairy wings involved! :: Week 3 is Robots

Our preschool camps are amazing in how much art is produced and how focused and amazing our pint sized artists are!

*New this summer – Drawing Workshops for upper elementary and middle school artists!*

We are excited to roll out our expanded Summer Art Class offerings at
VIBE OF PORTLAND !  (* Music + Arts Education )

DRAWING I (BEGINNERS): People, Places & Things 

Mondays, 4pm to 6pm *Ages 10 & UP!  (Teens welcome)

Dates of Workshops : June 4, 11, 18 :: July 9, 16, 22 :: August 6, 13, 20

So you want to learn how to draw !  Learn the fundamentals of Drawing
People, Animals, Mythical Creatures, Landscapes and Buildings .  For
beginning artists, to practice basics of geometry, constructive
drawing, and the beginnings of drawing from the imagination, pictures,
and/ or real life !

DRAWING II (ADVANCED):  Character Design + Visual Storytelling

Tuesdays 4pm to 6 pm *Ages 10 & UP! (Teens & Adults welcome)

Dates of Workshop : June 5, 12, 19 :: July 10, 17, 23 :: August 7, 14, 21

So you’re already drawing people, animals & creatures.  Let’s dive deep into Character Design, Creature Creation, Storytelling & World Building !
Ideal for students interested in Comic Books, Graphic Novels, or to develop skills towards Animation, Game Design, Cartooning or just for Personal Expression and Fun !

After 9 weeks Students will walk away with a full portfolio of their original creations, ideas and / or artwork!
(Flexible Scheduling & Drop-ins avail.)

$40 / drop-in (or $20/ hour for ‘power hour’ students)
$325/ 9 classes (Full Summer, 3 month program)
$240/ 6 class Punch Card (2 months of Classes *flexible scheduling)
$120/ 3 classes ( 1 month, short but sweet! )



Come and be oriented around / just do “Your Thing” in our
*Air-Conditioned*, fully stocked & spacious Art Studio !
Hosts Sarah Eaton & Joe Fortunato will be on hand to show you around, help with art-oriented questions & materials.  * 1 or 2 Still Life examples with be set up each week, to work from.  Or just come in, bring your own materials, and work on Your Artwork !

Rates:  $10 / Open Studio Drop-in Fee*  (*$5 /per every 1.5 hours studio use & cleanup. Come and do one to 2.5 solid hours of open studio use ! )

Dry Materials Fee: $5  (Pencils, Colored Pencils, Charcoal, Markers, Pens & drawing paper)
“Wet” Materials Fee: $10 (Acrylic Paints, Watercolors, Painting Paper, etc.)

Come bring a sketchbook or portfolio & your own materials – or use ours!
We are excited to open our doors to our creative, artistic community.
Come join us for an Open Studio on Tuesdays Nights (starting in June) and stay tuned for announcements of Pints & Palettes nights, to occur throughout the Summertime !

Joseph “Mr. Joe” Fortunato
Art Instructor, Youth & Adult Classes
Cell: 503.867.9640 /

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the studio this summer for a class,event, open house or at our monthly Student Art showcases!

November 4th : Art Educator Workshop

November 4th from Noon – 3 p.m.

In this Smashing Color workshops, the complexity of color theory is broken down – or SMASHED! – into useful bits of information for artists and designer working in all media. These fun, hands-on workshops use paints, prisms, computers, LED’s and spinning disks to explore the mixing systems of light and pigment. A basic understanding of how these 2 systems are interconnected is at the heart of Smashing Color.

Vibe uses this system in our studio and in our Vibe @ School classes. We want to make sure all Vibe teaching artists have the tools and time to explore using Cyan, Magenta and Yellow as the basis for our primary system!

Cost : $50 for supplies and instruction

Register HERE