Why Portland Needs VibeVibe exists because arts education is missing in today’s daily educational system ~ especially for students without the means to make it happen outside of the school day. Vibe connects local teaching artists who are passionate about bringing their love of music and visual arts to the students they work with.
Celebrating Artistic IntegrityVibe’s teaching artists incorporate art history throughout all the projects students are working on. Whether its our Pint-Size Picasso classes learning about Georgia O’Keeffe while looking at flowers and painting, our elementary classes are doing self-portraits while studying Chuck Close or our middle school classes learning about Calder while creating sculptures- we incorporate the history of art into every aspect of our classes.
Embracing MentorsVibe of Portland believes art and music are best taught by building relationships between mentors, teachers, directors and students. Our aim is to build long-term invested relationships with the students, schools and communities where our programs are implemented.
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We are EXCITED at Vibe for all the music and art that will be happening at our 11 summer camps! Here is our list of camps with links to each page and registration. Our camps fill up fast so register TODAY! JUNE : Pint Size Picasso Camps June is full of our preschool age 1/2 day camps. Due to high demand we have added an extra week of camp this summer – making 4 Pint Size camps in total! … read more
Vibe is thrilled to have started a new program during the 2015-16 school year in partnership with James John Elementary and the James John PTA to offer violin classes for any interested 3rd or 4th grader. We started this program thinking maybe 10-15 kids would be interested. We had no idea the kids were SO HUNGRY for quality music education. We now have 60 kids between the 3rd and 4th grade classes who are leaning the violins. Vibe had to … read more