Let’s Make Mini-Wreaths 2021

Photos of wreath making with text for the community hordiculture

Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lents neighborhood (you’ll receive the address in your email if your application is accepted)

Please join us on Sunday, December 12, 2021 for our third annual community-based therapeutic horticulture winter activity in partnership with Larkspur Portland: making foraged mini-evergreen wreaths!

This activity will be a fun and accessible way to engage your senses in wintertime nature and connect with your neighbors.

All materials and tools will be provided, and you are welcome to also bring your own foraged materials if you’d like to include them in the project. If you have wire-cutters and/or a pair of pruners, please bring them for your personal use. We will be working with a variety of evergreen boughs, branches, winter-hardy herbs, dried plants, feathers, mosses, lichens, etc..

If you are physically able to, you are encouraged to also take a nature walk and forage for materials to include in your project, as an additional way to connect with nature and engage your senses.

This activity will be appropriate for all ages. Children younger than 9 will need assistance to complete the project.

If you are interested, please fill out this registration form and we will follow up with you as soon as we can. Space is limited to 12 people. We encourage everyone interested to apply. Our organization is especially devoted to increasing accessibility to BIPOC & LGBTQ+ folks.

This class will be led by Kasia Terra (Larkspur Portland), a horticultural therapist living in East Portland.

Start by filling out the application HERE.

Questions? Feel free to contact us HERE!

Lents Youth Day Art Camp

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  • Apply Today to the Free Youth Day Art Camp

Vibe of Portland and East Portland Collective have joined forces to provide art enrichment access for students ages 6-14 in Lents and nearby outer East Portland neighborhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. With the theme “Dreaming Tomorrow,” the youth camp will focus on self-reflection, goal-setting, and collaboration centered on educational, social, and emotional well-being. We are offering a week, August 2 -6, 2021, of arts enrichment classes in Lents through a weekday camp, lunches, and art supplies to 15 students.

To apply, go to: https://bit.ly/epcvibe21.

There are 15 spots available, so apply as soon as possible. 

Thank you to the Oregon Community Foundation for generously supporting  the Lents/East Portland kids and thank you to Rose CDC for donating their space to make it all happen!

Meet the teachers


Kyra is a Cincinnati born, Portland based visual artist that specializes in portrait painting. Kyra’s love for people and the diversity in their character is the focal point of her work. She often seeks to make her work more accessible. One way in particular is through public art and muraling.

Jolyn Fry

Jolyn is an art instructor who has been teaching painting classes for almost two decades. Whether depicting literal, physical landscapes or those of a more personal, emotional nature, Jolyn says, ‘Surrendering to my artistic process grants me the kindest perspective of myself and the life that moves around me.’

To apply, go to: https://bit.ly/epcvibe21.

Virtual Painting Classes: Join us for a 3-week virtual painting workshop!

Virtual Painting Classes

Each week, artist Jolyn Fry will discuss materials and do a live painting demo. Week one will cover the basics of how to start a painting and composition.  Week two and three, we will talk about color mixing and paint application. Students will be asked to find still life objects in their house to paint. For example: plants, flowers, rocks, mugs, fabric, or bowls. 

Throughout the class time, Jolyn will check in with students and invite them to share their progress and ask questions. Students may also email photos of their artwork for written feedback, and will have access to the instructors “how to paint” YouTube tutorials.
This class is open to all skill levels. Although geared towards beginners, returning students and/or those with previous painting experience are welcome to join.

If you are interested, please apply at the registration form below by March 29, 2021 and we will follow up with you as soon as we can. Please register early, as space is limited. We encourage everyone interested to apply, and we are especially devoted to making our events accessible to and inclusive of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks. 
In order to increase accessibility, like all offerings from East Portland Collective, this class is FREE and all painting supplies will also be provided at no cost to the participants! A special thank you to the East Portland Action Plan for their generous support in making this event possible! 

Register by clicking HERE!

Questions? Please contact us.

Spring Therapeutic Horticulture

JEast Portland Collective and @larkspurportland for our spring therapeutic horticulture community session on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 10:00am – 11:30am!

We will be creating mini-terrariums together, in our own homes, via Zoom! These on-going community sessions are designed to be safe, accessible, and enjoyable.

We provide all needed supplies and materials for FREE, as well as instructions and terrarium care guide. Participants provide their willingness to engage their creativity, play with plants, and interact with neighbors via Zoom.

Please register early, as space is limited. 

Register by clicking HERE!