About Us

ART PDX - Portland, Oregon

Art PDX was founded on the principles of giving youth and adults the space and hands-on experiential learning in the visual arts. We focus on ceramics, blacksmithing, woodworking and photography. Expert instructors provide in-depth instruction and guidance that enables students to gain new skills that will last a lifetime.

Our Space

Located in the heart of SE Portland, ART PDX has created one of the largest blacksmithing class spaces in the PNW. Over 1000 square feet of shop space with vented forge and anvil stations to host classes. Large bay doors open to provide an indoor-outdoor feeling and over plenty of ventilation.

The Ceramic Studio provides ample space for students to spread out, working on a myriad of techniques depending on the type of class. Electric and foot-pedal potter’s lathes, a wide variety of clay tools, glazes and pigments, and a huge kiln round out this open, large workshop.

Woodworking lays the groundwork for any number of outdoor and indoor tools and crafts. The Art PDX Woodworking Shop includes mostly hand tools needed for shaping, honing and carving out any number of projects. Wood is sourced locally or brought in for special uses. Craft at our indoor studio or take a mobile tool-kit for outdoor projects.

Programs

Find programs in blacksmtihing, ceramics, woodworking and more!

Blacksmithing

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Blacksmithing

Train in the craft of blacksmithing. Shape and bend hot metal by fire, hammer, and anvil. Handcraft useful tools and art

Ceramics

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Ceramics

Learn the ancient art of pottery. Coil and sculpt clay. Craft earth into useful bowls, plates, pots, cups and art.

Woodworking

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Woodworking

Learn the craft of woodworking from expert instructors. Handcraft projects for both art and function.

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