What is PDX Skillshare?
PDX Skillshare is a nonprofit that helps neighbors teach their neighbors valuable skills.
We organize classes so that it is easy for talented Portlanders to share their passions and skills with others. We work hard to keep our classes affordable while also supporting the teachers who receive 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales.
On July 12, 2014 we held a day of FREE classes, taught and organized by your neighbors. We had over 50 teachers and hundreds of students participate. It was a great way to learn new skills, pick up a hobby, and meet other people , all in a fun and informal setting.
We believe everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn.
Will you host another PDX Skillshare?
Yes, this fall (2015) we are launching weekly(ish) classes. Each week we will host a fun and interactive skillshare on a wide variety of topics.
Why are you now charging for classes?
- The weekly skillshares we will host this fall will be highly interactive and hands-on, as a result they will be longer (1.5 to 3 hours) and smaller than our previous classes. Because space in each class is limited we want to make sure people will attend when they RSVP and we hope to avoid the high no-show rate of free classes.
- Our goal is to make these classes as affordable as possible for our students. At the same time we know many artisans depend on teaching revenue to supplement their income and want to make sure they are supported in a fair and sustainable manner. Teachers will receive 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales.
How can I help?
What we need most is for folks to teach skillshares this fall. Apply today!
Why did we organize this?video from the recent Somerville Skillshare to see an example of what a skillshare event looks like.