Instructor Selection

For over 50 years, the Creative Arts Community (CAC) has offered arts residential workshops at the Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia Gorge. These week-long classes always happen during the first two weeks of August. CAC is always looking for experienced instructors who enjoy the idea of an immersion education to work with small classes of adult students in a beautiful setting. It is like art camp for grownups with shared meals and lodging, evening presentations and warm, engaging conversation. We pay a stipend and provide room and board.

​Most of the workshops are visual arts, but we also offer music, writing and more. If you are interested in joining us as an instructor please download this form, fill it out and email it to Include any additional questions you may have for us. Invitations to instructors are usually made in the fall for a week-long commitment in August of the following summer, but please feel free to indicate your interest throughout the year.  Please put “instructor application” in the subject line. You may provide the information in the rest of your email or as an attachment, including a current resume, photos of your work, an/ or link to your website would be helpful. Thank you for your interest in our organization.