Scroll down to see a list of current & upcoming programming!

* Marrow's programming is for roughly teen aged folks only, unless marked "all ages".

CURRENT PROGRAMMING:

To see expanded descriptions, or details for specific day within a series or course - please click on that date within the calendar above.

Drop-in Hours free for all teens Ongoing, time/days may change monthly Drop-In Hours are free time for any teen (whether you're a member or completely new to Marrow) to come use our space. Read, draw, chat, listen to music, hang out, work on homework, plan your next big move, explore something you learned in another workshop here, just relax - this time is unstructured and for your own use.

Drop-in Hours
free for all teens
Ongoing, time/days may change monthly

Drop-In Hours are free time for any teen (whether you're a member or completely new to Marrow) to come use our space. Read, draw, chat, listen to music, hang out, work on homework, plan your next big move, explore something you learned in another workshop here, just relax - this time is unstructured and for your own use.

Crafting + Creating for Mental Health $5 for a la carte teens (free for students/members) $7 for adults (last Fri of each month is all ages) Ongoing, every other Friday, 4-7pm Do you sometimes feel bummed, uncreative, or unproductive? This ongoing workshop series will look at the benefits of keeping your hands busy and producing things as a way to cope with depression, anxiety, and other common mental health struggles. We will explore LOW PRESSURE (ie: you don't need to be an "artist" to do them) mediums, including bookbinding, carving, coloring, and a few forms of weaving/braiding/embroidering - plus whatever y'all think of or want to share! Come regularly or just when you need a life-break. 

Crafting + Creating for Mental Health
$5 for a la carte teens (free for students/members)
$7 for adults (last Fri of each month is all ages)
Ongoing, every other Friday, 4-7pm

Do you sometimes feel bummed, uncreative, or unproductive? This ongoing workshop series will look at the benefits of keeping your hands busy and producing things as a way to cope with depression, anxiety, and other common mental health struggles.

We will explore LOW PRESSURE (ie: you don't need to be an "artist" to do them) mediums, including bookbinding, carving, coloring, and a few forms of weaving/braiding/embroidering - plus whatever y'all think of or want to share! Come regularly or just when you need a life-break. 

Miss Anthology Workshop Series free (female & genderqueer 13-18 year olds only) Saturdays in April, 1-4pm register through Miss Anthology's site Miss Anthology's mission is "to support racially and economically diverse female and genderqueer youth by teaching professional skills through hands-on workshops, and publishing their work in print and online". Marrow is proud to be hosting their first 5 workshops, Comics 101, Comic Origins, Writing Comics, Character Development, and Comic Layout. You can attend one, or all (and there are more after the first 5, just not at Marrow!)

Miss Anthology Workshop Series
free (female & genderqueer 13-18 year olds only)
Saturdays in April, 1-4pm
register through Miss Anthology's site

Miss Anthology's mission is "to support racially and economically diverse female and genderqueer youth by teaching professional skills through hands-on workshops, and publishing their work in print and online". Marrow is proud to be hosting their first 5 workshops, Comics 101, Comic Origins, Writing Comics, Character Development, and Comic Layout. You can attend one, or all (and there are more after the first 5, just not at Marrow!)

 

FUTURE PROGRAMMING:

If programming below doesn't yet have a set date, it means we're waiting for enough interest. If it's something you'd like to participate in, let us know!

Mind and Mouth $5 for a la carte teens (free for students/members) Every other Monday in May & June, 4-6pm with final showcase Fri. June 30th, 6:30pm Are you interested in written or spoken word, Slam poetry, theater, lyric writing, activism, and performance based expression?  Learn about poetic process, tackle performance fears, and learn how to express your emotions into honest, audience captivating art. This series is 5 weeks of drastically different, structure and pressure-free exploration of written word and performance.

Mind and Mouth
$5 for a la carte teens (free for students/members)
Every other Monday in May & June, 4-6pm
with final showcase Fri. June 30th, 6:30pm

Are you interested in written or spoken word, Slam poetry, theater, lyric writing, activism, and performance based expression? 

Learn about poetic process, tackle performance fears, and learn how to express your emotions into honest, audience captivating art. This series is 5 weeks of drastically different, structure and pressure-free exploration of written word and performance.

Contemporary Culture free (course for students and members only) Days/times TBA This project and discussion-based course (which is mandatory for members and optional for students) is designed for regular Marrow participants to engage in discourse around community and current events, both in Portland and on a national/global scale - and determine if/how Marrow will react as an organization. Topics do not need to be politically themed, we encourage teens to bring anything that is important to them or their community to the table!

Contemporary Culture
free (course for students and members only)
Days/times TBA

This project and discussion-based course (which is mandatory for members and optional for students) is designed for regular Marrow participants to engage in discourse around community and current events, both in Portland and on a national/global scale - and determine if/how Marrow will react as an organization. Topics do not need to be politically themed, we encourage teens to bring anything that is important to them or their community to the table!

Manifesto! free for all teens Days/times TBA In this workshop series we'll examine what makes manifestos such a strong declaration of an organization or group's intentions and motives. We'll read and examine a variety of manifestos, brainstorm what might appear on our own individual manifestos, and eventually work together to build a manifesto for Marrow, which will take the place of our organization's guiding principles. Teens who are invested in Marrow's future and the direction we move in are especially encouraged to show up for this and have their voices heard.

Manifesto!
free for all teens
Days/times TBA

In this workshop series we'll examine what makes manifestos such a strong declaration of an organization or group's intentions and motives. We'll read and examine a variety of manifestos, brainstorm what might appear on our own individual manifestos, and eventually work together to build a manifesto for Marrow, which will take the place of our organization's guiding principles. Teens who are invested in Marrow's future and the direction we move in are especially encouraged to show up for this and have their voices heard.

#OurCommunityOurNarrative $20 for full course Weekly meeting, 2 months, days/times TBA You may have noticed us using this hashtag on instagram - but what is it all about? In this course we'll be examining WHO creates the "narrative" for YOUR communities. What are common stereotypes about your race/ gender identity/ sexual orientation/ neighborhood/ school/ etc? Who is controlling that narrative? To what benefit? Does that public conception affect your own perception of your identity? Along with these conversations we'll be exploring ways to RECLAIM and define our narratives through the arts - including public installations and zines, and build group or individual projects that proclaim and reclaim your own narratives.

#OurCommunityOurNarrative
$20 for full course
Weekly meeting, 2 months, days/times TBA

You may have noticed us using this hashtag on instagram - but what is it all about? In this course we'll be examining WHO creates the "narrative" for YOUR communities. What are common stereotypes about your race/ gender identity/ sexual orientation/ neighborhood/ school/ etc? Who is controlling that narrative? To what benefit? Does that public conception affect your own perception of your identity? Along with these conversations we'll be exploring ways to RECLAIM and define our narratives through the arts - including public installations and zines, and build group or individual projects that proclaim and reclaim your own narratives.

Feminism in Contemporary Film $5 for a la carte teens (free for students/members) Days/times TBA Join us for a movie and popcorn, followed by a casual discussion period! This film series will feature films that were produced in the past ~5 years, and that feature badass femmes, were directed by women, or that tackle a subject through a feminist lens. No knowledge of film theory or feminism necessary, though you'll almost definitely walk away with a bit of both!! Attend all screenings, or just the ones you're interested in. 

Feminism in Contemporary Film
$5 for a la carte teens (free for students/members)
Days/times TBA

Join us for a movie and popcorn, followed by a casual discussion period! This film series will feature films that were produced in the past ~5 years, and that feature badass femmes, were directed by women, or that tackle a subject through a feminist lens. No knowledge of film theory or feminism necessary, though you'll almost definitely walk away with a bit of both!! Attend all screenings, or just the ones you're interested in. 

or request something!

TEENS: Is there a skill you'd like to learn? A topic you'd like to discuss? A medium you'd like to explore? An issue you think is interesting or important and want to tackle?

Tell us about the thing you're interested in!