Established by artists Adam Carlin, Kristina Dutton, and Kim Sutherland, Creek College worked like this; we chose a body of water at a given location and invited artists to submit proposals to teach classes there (literally there, on the creek). The classes were dependent on the interests of each artist, ranging from sculpture, written word, or graphic design, to sound, dance, and more experiential offerings. *There was no monetary exchange for participating. Instead, payment came in the form of restoration activities.
Creek Colleges are made possible by S.E. Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Precipice Fund, and The Calligram Foundation. In partnership with Portland State University, The Johnson Creek Watershed Council, The Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and the Portland Native American Youth and Family Center.