Established by artists Adam Carlin, Kristina Dutton, and Kim Sutherland, Creek College works like this; we choose a body of water at a given location and invite artists to submit proposals to teach classes there (literally there, on the creek). The classes are dependent on the interests of each artist and can range from sculpture, written word, or graphic design, to sound, dance, and more experiential offerings. *There is no monetary exchange for participating. Instead, each class is paired with a restoration barter activity.
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.