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Time to Institute Your Summer Creativity through PCC
Photos and Story by James Hill
SYLVANIA ‘ Summer is the time of year when Mother Nature’s creative forces come into full bloom. So, isn’t it time you get out and mold your own spare time into a creative endeavor through Portland Community College’s Summer Art Institute 2000? There are 14 different credit classes that will be offered through the institute. All classes will be held at PCC’s Sylvania Campus, located at 12000 S.W. 49th Avenue. Even though some the institute’s classes begin Monday, June 19, it is not too late to register.
All of the courses offered by the PCC Summer Art Institute span the reaches of the creative imagination. Check out A-Z Comic Book Creation, a class that guides students through character design, story telling, drawing techniques, publishing, promotion and distribution. Shannon Wheeler, creator of "Too Much Coffee Man" cartoon being developed by Comedy Central, teaches the class from 2-5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, June 20. Don’t forget the course Native American Plateau Baskets and Culture, a hands-on basketry workshop focusing on plateau tribes of Eastern Oregon and Washington. Pat Courtney Gold, who is a member of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, teaches the class from noon to 4:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays starting Monday, July 10.
Other classes include Basic Design, Introduction to Drawing, Drawing, Ceramics I, Sculpture: Welding, Brush Calligraphy, Alternative Photographic Processes, Painting Encaustic, Pinhole Photography, Bronze Casting Workshop, Italic Calligraphy Workshop and Native American Art.
For more information on any of these PCC Summer Art Institute classes, call 503-977-4279.