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Professional Development Workshops

Tualatin Valley Creates offers opportunities for artists and arts organizations to grow their skills and knowledge through professional development workshops.

We regularly add new workshops to this page! Learn more and register below, and sign up for our monthly Creative Industry eNews to hear about upcoming programming.

New to video conferencing systems like Zoom? Don’t worry: watch this short video on how to join a virtual meeting.

Upcoming Workshops

Parenting a Creative Child – Webinar Workshop


Have you wondered how to best support your child’s growth, especially during this unprecedented time? We invite parents and their children to join us for an interactive webinar with Mary Andrus, Art Therapy Program Director at Lewis and Clark College, and Portland-based art therapist Jolie Guillebeau. 

The speakers will lead participants through a calming art-based activity and discuss how creativity helps children (and the child in all of us) process challenging situations. Explore how the intrinsic link between art and play is crucial for children as well as adults. Plus, come away with tools and resources to encourage your children to express themselves fully. 

Please have the following supplies available for a craft during the workshop: Aluminum foil, masking tape, markers, paper (optional: feathers, buttons, glue, pipe cleaners)

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020 

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Mary Andrus

Mary Andrus has been teaching art therapy and supervising students since 2008. She is founder of Art Therapy Studio Chicago Ltd. where she oversees a practice of art therapists offering art therapy to adults and adolescents. Mary believes in creating opportunities for all people to reach their full potential through creativity. 


Jolie Guillebeau 

Jolie Guillebeau is a Portland-based art therapist who believes that creativity is the way healing. In her practice, Jolie supports children, families and adults in finding better communication strategies, increasing capacity for dealing with hard things, and learning to talk about feelings and needs. You can learn more about Jolie’s work on her website,

2020-2021 Creative Impact Workshop Series Coming Soon!

Tualatin Valley Creates partners with the Beaverton Arts Program and the Hillsboro Cultural Arts Division each year to offer a series of exciting professional development workshops.

Past Workshops

Click the drop-down for each workshop to access recordings for select webinars.

The pandemic has resulted in many organizations facing or expecting to face budget deficits. This workshop, co-hosted with the Westside Transportation Alliance, covered strategies that can help with planning for deficits, including ideas that can help focus messages and activities, identify in-kind opportunities to reduce costs, and find allies to support your work.

Watch the Recording on YouTube.

This engaging workshop taught participants about the power of broadcast media for local community arts efforts. Participants learned how to get station representatives to reply to press releases and announcements and how to be an effective communicator for live broadcast media.

Watch the recording on YouTube.

This webinar, led by capital campaign managers from Beaverton Art Foundation’s Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, challenged attendees to think inventively about how to expand donor pools and how to message solicitations for individual contributions. It also identified  tell-tale signs of donor burnout and how to avoid them.

Watch the recording on YouTube.

This free webinar covered adjusting your budget given any lost revenue due to cancelled programming and how to manage increased individual giving.

This free webinar provided best practices for writing a proposal and/or application for COVID-19 relief funding opportunities.

Watch the recording on YouTube.

What to charge for your art can be a very difficult decision. This interactive workshop covered how to set fair pricing and how to motivate customers to purchase your work.

Participants heard FACT Oregon share how to incorporate inclusive practices. Oregon Children’s Theatre and Disability Arts and Culture Project shared how they welcome people with disabilities. 


In this free workshop for teens, TVC brought together college counselors, art directors, professional artists, and art administrators to talk about what it really means to work in the creative sector and provide resources for summer internships.

TVC hosted a 1-day workshop in partnership with The Lussier Center focused on effectively defining best practices for board engagement.

In this free workshop, participants learned about local grant opportunities specifically for arts and culture programming in Washington County.

Tualatin Valley Creates partnered with QuickBooks® Made Easy™ to offer a 3-day webinar series for Washington County service providers, artists, non-profit organizations and residents.

Good photos of your artwork make your website and applications to shows shine. Photographer Rick Paulson provided a two-hour guided tour on best practices for photographing artwork. 

Participants received free access to a variety of services including accounting, financial and legal advice, translation services, photography and video tips, and more. They left with a professional headshot, 30-second elevator speech video, professional advice on pressing needs, and the confidence to go forth and make more art.

Representatives from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Cultural Coalition of Washington County, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Miller Foundation, and Precipice Fund participated in a free panel discussion to share their knowledge about local grant opportunities for arts and culture programming in Washington County.

A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Your Best Grant Proposal

In this hands-on workshop, Gigi Rosenberg demonstrated how to play the matchmaking game with potential funders, enlist a team to help craft a proposal, follow-up with a funder and create a budget to make your application irresistible.

Research Resources for the Creative Industry

You may have compelling anecdotes that illustrate the impact of your work, but do you have the data to back it up? Participants in this interactive discovered how to infuse data into grant writing, appeal letters and more to show the value and necessity of their work.

Moving from Invitation to Engagement

We all start from a place of wanting to share our creative work with a broader audience, but does inviting diverse audiences truly make everyone feel welcome?  In this session participants heard first-hand accounts of what has made people of color and marginalized groups feel truly welcome or unwelcome at arts events.