Spacecraft! A Friendtorship Show!

Posted on May 8th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

In a world without CGI or high-priced special effects, students in the Friendtorship program created their own DIY movie trailers out of cardboard, duct tape, a green screen and plenty of imagination. Friendtorship is a collaborative mentorship program that brings together students from Centennial Park High School and the School of Art + Design, increasing access to design and arts learning for underserved high school students. For this project, that meant paying homage to classic sci-fi flicks, inventing new superheroes and imagining future chapters of the Star Wars saga. The “Spacecraft” screening and exhibit runs May 9 – 25; meet the students at the closing reception on Friday, May 25.

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 9th, Noon – 1pm

Closing reception: Friday, May 25th, 6 – 9 pm

Location:  AB Gallery, PSU Art Building, 2000 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Oregon


Friendtorship: Lost & Found Show!

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Come and support this term’s Friendtorship class on December 3rd!

Fall PSUGD Friendtorship Exhibition: Lost & Found
Getting Lost And Finding Ourselves in the Art Museum

Date and Time: Thursday, December 3rd, 6pm–9pm
Location: Tillamook Station, 665 North Tillamook Street

Seventy high school and college students spent time this fall exploring the Portland Art Museum — reimagining museums through zines, photography and conversations. Students got lost in the museum and considered ways to make museums more relatable to young people. PSU Graphic Design’s Friendtorship is a collaborative mentorship program for high school students. The program aims to increase access to design and arts learning for underserved high school students, empowering them to engage in experiential creative processes that better their communities. This fall Friendtorship is a collaboration between: PSU Honors, PSU Graphic Design and Centennial Park High School students.


Be a part of FRIENDTORSHIP for the FALL!

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


You have had FRIENDS! You have had MENTORS! Now it’s time to be a FRIENDTOR!

Friendtorship brings together PSU art and design students and high school students from Centennial Part School to collaborate on creative projects, build strong relationships, and have fun.

Register for FALL!

Art 333/CRN 15307
M/W 12-2:50
contact Lis Charman for more info:


Ladder to the MOON!

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: poster by Thomas Moore
Friendtorship presents: A Ladder To The Moon
A Collaboration Celebration

Friday, December 5th 2014 6–9pm
Tillamook Station: 665 North Tillamook Street
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What’s your dream? How will you get there? These were the questions we asked this fall term in Friendtorship at PSU, and our exhibition, “A Ladder To the Moon,” is all about our journey to find those answers.

A collaboration with students from Centennial Park High School and Portland artist Jill Dryer, “A Ladder To the Moon” illustrates how the art of storytelling can help us shape the narratives of our lives and guide us on the path to discover who we are, and who we want to be.

Join us as we celebrate the friendships and art we created this fall. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments with us as we gather to support social change through art and mentorship.

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Friendtorship Show Poster by Thomas Moore / Video, Animated Gifs and Photos by Daniel Johhston with Shaun Doniger / Friendtorship Recruitment posters by Lyndsay Henn.


Friendtorship Wants YOU!

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

friendtorship recruitment
Join ART 399 Friendtorship. PSU Graphic Design and Art students mentor, collaborate with and create workshops for underserved, at risk high school students. We would love to have you with us! No pre-reqs. Students from all years are welcome to join. Winter term: MW noon–2:50pm.

To join us (or for more info) email your ID# and name to Lis at If you are interested in seeing the class in action, stop by Wednesdays at noon in AB Room 320. All are welcome!