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STRIVE Studios is a new, dedicated art program located on Warren Ave in Portland. We will be offering a range of mediums such as ceramics, painting, sewing, screen printing, beading and digital photography. More specifically, classes will encompass projects like hand building, glazing, and firing functional ceramic objects like bowls and mugs, while also allowing room for inventive sculptural structures. Sewing projects will give clients the opportunity to shop and pick out their own fabrics, and learn how to operate a sewing machine, starting with pillows and graduating from there. With screen printing, we hope to use this technique as a way to promote STRIVE fundraisers such as posters, apparel, and printed goods. We also plan to use our gallery space to promote artwork made by our clients and volunteer instructors.


STRIVE Studios is a part of PSL Services/STRIVE’s Section 21/29 Community Support Programming. Other PSL Services/STRIVE programs will also have the ability to utilize the space. If interested in attending, please contact PSL Services/STRIVE’s Program Director, Whitney Wildes, at or at (207) 774-6278.


STRIVE Studios is looking for instructors! For more information, please CLICK HERE. There are also work-trade teaching options available. For more information about work-trade options, please CLICK HERE.

Do you already know that you’d like to teach a class? Please complete our Volunteer Instructor Application online or by PDF download. Upon application approval, PSL Services/STRIVE will complete an additional Background Check. Completed applications can be done online, or returned to PSL Services/STRIVE’s Program Director Whitney Wildes, at or brought to STRIVE located at 28 Foden Road, South Portland.