Young artists working develop their natural ability, improve their skills and explore new techniques as they learn the fundamentals of Drawing. Students discover a variety of wet and dry media such as pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels as well as watercolors while they sketch, shade, use perspective and the color wheel. Projects created from life and the imagination include portraits, landscapes, still lifes, optical illusions and more! Participants are inspired by the work of Paul Cezanne, Bridget Riley and Pablo Picasso.
Build resilience through diversified revenue sources.As Oregon Shakes knows well, diverse revenue streams help minimize funding fluctuations in unprecedented times. Michelle Ramos, Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS shared that she has been building relationships with funders who are not theatre-specific, but who fund racial justice initiatives, diversifying her funding sources and connecting her organization to other fields besides the arts. Activist and community organizer adrienne maree brown reminds us that biology teaches us this diversification: the super-resilient mycelium mushroom networks growing beneath the dirt touch the roots of every tree for miles. How apropos that biology gives us the tools to address our own seeming war against the natural world! As Oregon Shakes demonstrated, organizations can make more intentional plans to diversify funding when that goal is built into a strategic plan and has resources, timelines, and personnel allocated. 781b155fdc