September 2021
MAC's Fall Term Class List & Registration Information
🚨 UPDATE: Fall Term Registration Begins September 9, 12:30 pm 🚨
Registration for MAC's Fall Term Session A (activities that begin October 4 - November 7) will begin Thursday, September 9 at 12:30 pm. To view our classes and activities, click here.
The Multnomah Arts Center is excited to be getting ready to open its doors to the public for limited fall arts programming. We look forward to expanding our offerings as staffing and public health guidelines allow.

Most offerings for Fall Session A begin the week of October 4. Please review the important information below. If you have any questions, MAC staff will be monitoring the front desk phone at (503) 823-2787 Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Staff can also be reached via email at

Registration Dates for Fall Term:
  • Thursday, September 9 at 12:30 pm for Session A (activities that begin October 4 - November 7)
  • Monday, October 11 at 12:30 pm for Session B (activities that begin November 8 - December 30)

How to Register:
  • ONLINE: To view our Fall 2021 Class List PDF, click here. This convenient document contains individual links for each MAC class and activity. To register online, simply click the course number and you will be redirected to the class registration page!
  • OVER THE PHONE: Prior to the start of Fall Term on October 4, MAC staff will be monitoring the front desk phone at (503) 823-2787 Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. You may also phone in your registration to the PP&R Customer Service Center at (503) 823-2525, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card can be taken for over the phone registrations.
  • IN PERSON: MAC looks forward to opening its doors to the public by Monday, October 4 for the beginning of in-person fall programming. We will be unable to process in person registrations before this time.

IMPORTANT: We know that space is limited. It is highly recommended that you place yourself on the waitlist if the class you are interested in appears to be full. As space opens up, we will only be reaching out to individuals on the waitlist.

Health & Safety:
Portland Parks & Recreation's primary goal is to keep our community healthy and to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. Our programming is being designed to be flexible as conditions change and will be entirely dependent on the most current public health guidance. We continue to follow guidance from public health authorities (OHA, Early Learning Division, Multnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management) and elected officials.

All programming, participant capacity limits, and locations are subject to change based on the most current public health guidance. To view the most current safety guidelines and practices, click here.

Pay What You Can Pricing:
It is thanks in large part to the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy) that was approved by voters in November 2020 that we are in a position to be able to stabilize our community arts programming. With resources from the Parks Levy, we are able to offer new payment options for City of Portland residents that allow you to choose payment levels based on your needs. We recognize that cost can be a barrier to participation. Using PP&R's Pay What You Can (PWYC) option, our registered classes can be reduced up to 75% for Portland residents.
We appreciate the community's patience throughout this pandemic and look forward to creating art together once again! Please feel welcome to connect with us at our staff email or give us a call with any questions.

With love,

MAC Staff
The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC), a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages. We offer programs in music, movement, dance, theatre, woodshop, literary arts, conditioning, metal arts, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and more. Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available. Visit to learn more about our programs.

The Multnomah Arts Center Association (MACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports the vibrancy and health of the Multnomah Arts Center. Its mission is to advocate for equity and access to arts education.

The MAC Press is a publication of and made possible by the Multnomah Arts Center Association. MACA welcomes your tax-deductible cash contributions and in-kind donations to provide improvements to our facilities and programs. Thank you for your support.