Co:Laboratory – Classes & camps

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Current Co:Laboratory offerings

Summer Camp 2024: Designing to the MAX!

Looking for summer camp experiences that are fun, funky, and beyond your traditional arts and crafts? Get ready for our PAM CUT Co:Laboratory summer camps dedicated to the exhibition Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks, where we’ll unravel the intricate dance between design and art–from accessories to game design, and yes, even sneakers! PAM CUT camps are designed for ages 8-10 and 11-14, with one week for high school students ready to discover the art of sneaker design and fabrication with PDX Sneaker Week co-founder Herbert Beauclere! Lace up your creativity and join us for a summer of unforgettable artistic adventures.

Are you a member? Check your email inbox for discount codes to get 20% off the cost of Co:Lab summer camp tuition. Not a member yet? With individual memberships starting at $80, you can save 20% on camp, support an awesome museum, AND get access to PAM & PAM CUT exhibitions and more all year long! 

Co:Lab Youth Art Unbound 2023/2024

Want to dig your teeth into experimenting with media arts? Our Youth Art Unbound program is for youth ages 11-14 looking for their next art making adventure. Take a deeper dive into animation, explore art created through technology, and learn to share the stories that are important to you.

UnStuck: Workshops that Provoke Creativity

Inspire your imagination and expand your creative practice through PAM CUT’s adult workshops designed to connect you with Portland artists. No art making experience required, participants will learn from working new media and storytelling artists about their art making practice, then experiment with materials, techniques, and prompts. You’ll leave with new stories to tell and ways to spark creativity!


Ready for some big fun with your family? Join us for WonderLab, a place where we’ll work together to tell our stories, try new art materials and techniques, and just have a great time! Family groups must have at least one adult participant, and up to 4 children per group.

About Co:Laboratory

Co:Laboratory is an experiment in genre, mediums, and ideas. It’s an opportunity for media artists and art lovers to connect to people, ideas, and innovations. 

The Co:Laboratory exists to inspire new projects, new skills, and new ways of seeing. In the spirit of all creative endeavors, it’s designed to be an ever-evolving, community-driven, ongoing work-in-progress.

Our expansive talks, workshops, and programs invite you to bring imagination, innovation, an open-mind, and a willingness to try something new. Our programs are designed for professionals of all ages and levels. Many programs are team-led to include a variety of perspectives.

PAM CUT is always learning and listening. We work with our Advisory Board, and with local and global communities to help shape a more inclusive future for cinematic stories. Together we test, experiment, study, and practice. We question. We take risks and create something new.

So if you love storytelling, work as a media artist in the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!), or want to change the status quo — we can’t wait to meet you!