Looking For Instructors!

STRIVE Studios currently offers ceramics, painting, sewing, screen printing, beading, digital photography and more. Have another offering you’d be interested in teaching? We’d love to hear about it! 

Work-trade Teaching Options!

STRIVE Studios offers a Work-Trade opportunitiy for our volunteer instructors! You are welcome to use the studios as you wish when classes are not in session. The equipment is there for your use. We just ask for respect, honesty, cleanliness of the space, and that you use your own materials. 

STRIVE Studios

STRIVE Studios is a dedicated visual art and movement program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that focuses on being in the community, building artistic skills, and encouraging new ideas. Projects incorporate technical skills and personal interests to further develop individual artwork, with support from staff as needed. Our small groups offer experience in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sewing, digital artwork, visiting local museums and galleries, dance, yoga, music, and more.  

We also welcome volunteers and community partners for one-time specialty lessons and weekly groups. Our partnerships have included the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Danceability, Sea Change Yoga, 317 Main Community Music Center, and University of Southern Maine. 

Interested in Teaching

Do you already know that you’d like to teach a class?
Please complete our Volunteer Instructor Application below:

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 wwildes@pslstrive.org or brought to STRIVE located at 28 Foden Road, South Portland. 

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