Friendtorship Needs You!

Posted on Oct 5th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Friendtorship is EXPANDING! Promo by Harrison Krohne

Friendtorship is expanding its arts and mentorship outreach — we will be working with a small group of middle school students on Friday mornings — and we need a few more mentors. If you have been a part of Friendtorship before or have experience working with or an interest working with young people — please reach out to Lis Charman — Our theme this term is care and connecting through making — this can be a 2-credit upper division by arrangement course. The course is remote. Here are some links to check out:


Together/Apart: A New Participatory Project from Friendtorship!

Posted on May 25th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Together/Apart aims to foster community and friendship through art and creativity. Though we cannot be together physically, we are all still a part of the same community we were before.

We hope to create a feeling of inclusion through shared experiences. Together/Apart is space to take creative risks, be vulnerable, process emotions, and share our perspectives. The distance doesn’t reduce the value of our connections with one another.

Join Us! Let’s make something Together, while we’re Apart. Follow them on Instagram too!


Join Friendtorship!

Posted on Feb 24th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


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.