Announcing Art & Social Practice Open Summer Session and Residency!

Announcing open enrollment for two summer sessions in Art & Social Practice. Students in these experiential, project-based programs will act as artists in residence, creators and coauthors to create socially-engaged artwork outside the classroom.

Session 1 – City Lab

Michelle Illuminato
Dates: June 26 – July 20 (M-Th)
Credits: 4 (undergraduate or graduate)
Cost: $624 (Resident), or $2,092 (Out-Of-State)
Enrollment Code: 81539 (Undergraduate), 81540 (Graduate)

City Lab uses the city of Portland as a classroom for exploration, inspiration, knowledge, and art making. Students participating in this course will create and produce socially-engaged projects that are rooted in place, context, and creative inquiry. The course meets on and off PSU’s campus.


Session 2 – KSMoCA International Art Fair
Harrell Fletcher, Lisa Jarrett and Amanda Leigh Evans
Dates: July 24 – August 17 (M-Th)
Credits: 4 (undergraduate or graduate)
Cost: $624 (Resident), or $2,092 (Out-Of-State)
Enrollment Code: 81699 (Undergraduate), 81700 (Graduate)

Students will act as artists-in-residence at MLK Jr. School in this collaborative project to produce the KSMoCA International Art Fair at the King School Museum of Art, a contemporary art museum housed in the walls of a K-8 Public School. Students in the program will collaborate with a group of 25 elementary school student “docents”.

KSMoCA International Art Fair runs from August 11-13, 2017 as part of Converge 45. The project is organized by Harrell Fletcher, Lisa Jarrett, and is co-authored by Amanda Leigh Evans, MLK Jr. School students, PSU students, and community partners. The kid-scale art fair is designed to function like an international art fair where the students participate as gallerists and artists and work is available for purchase. KSMoCA Fair programming also includes booths by established galleries and institutions, lectures, panels, and performances.

How to enroll as a non-PSU Student:

  • Apply as a non-degree applicant through PSU’s website. It’s “quick and easy!”
  • Add the correct enrollment codes for the courses you wish to add. You can find the enrollment codes above, or by searching the course listings here.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free the course instructors (contact info listed above).