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Start Date: Jul 11, 2018 Days: Wed Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm (Wed)

Molds can be a great tool for the ceramic artist. In this class, Chanda will share the basics of making your own plaster and bisque molds for functional or sculptural work. One part, two part, gang, sprig and bisque molds will be covered and demonstrated, as well as the formulation and use of casting slip. Finished student molds can be used for slip-casting, press-molding, building with coils, slabs or throwing on the wheel. Personalizing the work after it emerges from the mold by altering, paddling and joining various components together will also be discussed and demonstrated. The class will be structured to allow ample time for students to make molds as well as create finished work. All skill levels welcome.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Jul 11, 2018 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

Molds can be a great tool for the ceramic artist. In this class, Chanda will share the basics of making your own plaster and bisque molds for functional or sculptural work. One part, two part, gang, sprig and bisque molds will be covered and demonstrated, as well as the formulation and use of casting slip. Finished student molds can be used for slip-casting, press-molding, building with coils, slabs or throwing on the wheel. Personalizing the work after it emerges from the mold by altering, paddling and joining various components together will also be discussed and demonstrated. The class will be structured to allow ample time for students to make molds as well as create finished work. All skill levels welcome.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Jul 13, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Fri, Sat, Sun)

We can celebrate our past by sifting through historical ephemera— old photos, letters, handkerchiefs and bits of string, but how can we put them together to make works of art? Creating with these contents can be overwhelming but it can also be fun and exploratory! This workshop will enable students to create meaningful mixed media works that allow each person to embellish and organize materials in a personal way. We will use combinations of two- dimensional mixed media materials such as charcoal, ink, pastel, water-based paints (including acrylics, watercolor and gouache), different grounds, transfer techniques and surface treatments as well as collage. Issues of formatting, installation and presentation will also be addressed.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Jul 14, 2018 Days: Sat Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat)

Join artist Heather Lowe in the OCAC Dye Lab to learn the basics of shibori dyeing. You will learn to make the dye vat, prep your fabric, learn a multitude of folds and pleats and discover fabulous ancient techniques that translate so beautifully to clothing, fabric swatches and art pieces.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Jul 21, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

This weekend intensive is a crash-course and is designed to refresh and inspire darkroom photographers. This is a hands-on class dives into the world of silver gelatin printing, building a body of work and printing cohesively in a series. Students will employ split filter and advance dodging and burning techniques to go beyond formal print making to produce beautiful prints. Students will work with fiber paper and learn to print a cohesive body of work toward building a portfolio. Katharine T. Jacobs is a skilled silver gelatin printer whose knowledge of the subject and unique teaching style will have you hooked on the process.

Prerequisites: Darkroom experience

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Start Date: Jul 21, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

This two-day workshop gives beginning casters a fast way to make handmade rings, pendants and earrings with a variety of organic textures. We’ll be experimenting with direct casting molten silver and bronze into materials such as water, rice, straw, and more. We will also cover creating molds made from cuttlebone, which is a soft, carvable substance with a distinct wood-grain texture.

The focus of this class will be on metal casting and making wearable jewelry from the unique results of our experiments. We cover basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing, filing and simple soldering to finish our pieces and go home with fabulous new jewelry to wear and share!               

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Start Date: Jul 23, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Hone your Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printmaking) skills in this weeklong intermediate to advanced workshop through the making of a 7” x 9”, two to four color woodblock print of your own design. Special demonstrations during the workshop will include Bokashi (color gradation) and printing in transparent color layers. If you already have experience with the carving and printing basics of Mokuhanga and are interested in trouble shooting, building upon your skillset, or learning further nuances unique to this process, then this workshop is for you.

Prerequisite: Prior experience in Mokuhanga required.

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Start Date: Jul 23, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

What better time than summer to go and paint outdoors? This workshop is designed to help students gain a better understanding of color, composition, value and paint application while working en plein air. Daily demonstrations will cover editing and simplification for impact, using color and value to convey natural lighting effects, and ways to create more dynamic compositions.  Starting with compositional thumbnails students will work up to completing a plein-air painting each day. Along with with demos plenty of individual instruction and critique will be provided.

Prerequisites: Open to all levels. A basic understanding of the materials used in oil or acrylic painting is recommended.

Start Date: Jul 25, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

SCOTLAND: GLASS CASTING & SITE SPECIFIC SCULPTURE

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Endo
DATES: July 25-Aug 2, 2018

Tuition: $2450
For Credit Tuition: undergraduate & graduate tuition/3 credits: $3550

Lodging and Dinners (optional): $600

$500 deposit required for registration (See below for tuition payment schedule)

*This course is not eligible for discounts or scholarships

Course Description:

Using the rugged Caithness region of Scotland as both backdrop and inspiration, you will be immersed in the methods of glass casting while exploring the effect of place, history and memory in the creative process. The intensive studio sessions at the renowned North Lands Creative studios will focus your investigation into glass casting techniques using kilnforming processes. Lectures, readings, in-class discussions and critiques will reinforce your exploration with the history of glass, the role of space and landscape in contemporary practice, and contemporary glass concerns.

A preliminary meeting and discussion will prepare you for the trip and begin your deeper consideration of place and landscape. Following the trip, students taking the class for credit will submit a research paper on their experiences.

*Preliminary and post-trip meetings are optional for non-degree seeking students.

Location:

North Lands Creative is based in Lybster, a small fishing village on the east coast of Caithness, the most northerly county in Scotland. North Lands Creative is one of the world’s most prestigious centers for the study and development of glass as an art form, providing excellent facilities, opportunities and inspiration to artists working with glass from all over the world.

Tuition covers:

  • Course fees, materials, field trips and local transportation.
  • The tuition does not include cost of airfare.

Accomodations:

For an additional $600, your dinner and lodging will be covered by North Lands Creative. The Friends Pine Lodge and the School House at NLCG are a short stroll from the Studio. Both have dormitory style student housing with twin bedrooms, shower rooms and kitchens for self-serve meals. There is also access to a small decking area which boasts extensive views over the dramatic Caithness coast and landscape. The lodge has universal access throughout. There is WiFi access allowing you to share your work and the endless sources of inspiration surrounding North Lands with friends and family. If you prefer to make your own arrangements, do not pay the extra $600 fee.

Instructor Bio:

Michael Endo earned an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, in 2009 and a BA from Portland State University, Oregon, in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally and has been selected for group and solo exhibitions. In 2011 Endo was the recipient of a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant and was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum's Betty Bowen Award. In 2015 Michael was first recipient of the University Sunderland’s Emerging Artist Residency. Michael lives and works in Portland, Oregon where he is currently the curator at Bullseye Projects and co-curator at Dust to Dust. 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Contact cmalone@ocac.edu
971-255-4205

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

A $500 non-refundable (unless class is cancelled) deposit is due at time of registration.
Payment in full is due on May 15, 2018.
Refund in the event of student cancellation on or before May 15, 2018: 100% refund of payments received in excess of $500 non-refundable deposit (deposit non-refundable for student cancellation).
Refund in the event of student cancellation May 16 to June 13, 2018: 50% refund of payments received in excess of $500 non-refundable deposit (deposit non-refundable for student cancellation).
No refund in the event of student cancellation after June 13, 2018.
Refund in the event of class cancellation by OCAC: 100% refund, including deposit.
Class will be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met. Please allow three weeks for refunds to be processed.
Airfare is not included in the cost of travel classes and is not part of the refund schedule above.

 

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Start Date: Jul 28, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this workshop we will go through the process of creating one time use aliginate molds, casting into the molds, creating a silicone mold of our positive and using alternative casting techniques. Students will leave the workshop with a silicone mold and some cast samples along with a basic knowledge of life casting and simples mold making techniques.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Aug 3, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Gather up all those fabric technique samples and put them to good use!  A variety of project ideas will be presented outside the traditional quilted block: some practical and some inspirational, some traditional and some avant garde, some useful and some purely ornamental.  We’ll explore small pieced projects, appliqué and embellishment, 2D and 3D options, hand and machine sewing.  Ample supplemental materials will be provided for each project.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Aug 4, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this workshop we will learn Gothic Blackletter calligraphy. Gothic looks difficult and complex but is fun and easy to learn and is appropriate for all levels including brand new beginning students of calligraphy. This highly condensed style of calligraphic writing was a popular style of writing in the 12th to 15th centuries. Learning this style of writing will give you a direct experience of history as well as an introduction to or further exploration of the world of calligraphy. We will learn the lowercase and capitals of Gothic Textura and will explore some variations as well.

Prerequisites: Previous experience with calligraphy is helpful but not necessary. This class is open to all levels of experience.

Start Date: Aug 4, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Come explore the art of collage and correspondence art in this weekend workshop with the artist collective Dispersal. Through collage, baby zines, multiples, Xerox copies, and other tactile forms of making, our weekend art laboratory of students will reach out into the international mail/postal art community. We will build collages, share stories, and create artworks that have our own unique personal stamp and personality. This class gives us the permission to let loose and play while cultivating a body of artwork. As an additional option, students can exchange addresses and continue sending and receiving correspondence art with other artists abroad.

 

Prerequisites: None

Dispersal art collective is made up of Jason Berlin and Veronica Reeves: V2R2.

Berlin and Reeves are both working artist in the Portland metro area who show regionally and internationally. Dispersal: Mail Art Show, curated by Dispersal, was reviewed in 2017 in Kolaj magazine.* 

 

*Ric Kasini Kadour, “Mail Art Show,” Kolaj  no. 18 (2017) : 20.

Start Date: Aug 9, 2018 Days: Thu Fri Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Thu, Fri, Sat)

Think nature-inspired.  Think plant dyes.  Think paper and cloth.  Put them together in a natural collaboration to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind artist books and elegant box structures that will amaze and inspire you.  Each day will involve a new technique of surface design using plant material gathered from the Oregon countryside and a new box or book fabrication.  We’ll make our own bookcloth, investigate a variety of book structures, and construct simple box shapes. 

Prerequisites: None

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Start Date: Aug 12, 2018 Days: Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sun)

 

This skill builder series workshop will focus on the Table Saw.  Improve your craft by learning to safely use the workhorse of the machine-based woodshop – the table saw. In this one-day workshop we will cover table saw use including: ripping, cross cutting, dados, joinery, and accessories, including how to make a crosscut sled. 

Prerequisites: This workshop is open to all skill levels.  Come prepared to take notes during this one-day intensive primer.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Start Date: Aug 18, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this 2-day class we will use our own photos/ images that will be printed/ transferred onto fabric. We’ll start with mark making exercises to create our personal language of embellishments to apply to the photos. We’ll use fabric scraps and threads to embellish our photo imagery.

Students will upload photos to a Dropbox folder for Instructor to print on fabric at Spoonflower.com. Each student will receive 2 pieces of printed fabric ( 21”x18”). They can choose to have 2 large photos, or multiple small ones. Amy will be in touch with them after they sign up with more information.

Day 1: Concepting, laying out ideas, exploration of mark making. Slide show of inspirational work and techniques. Start assembling collage pieces on fabric image, machine and hand stitching.

Day 2: Continue adding details to project. Review other methods of transferring images. Review framing ideas for finishing pieces.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Aug 24, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Fri, Sat)

More fun than you can imagine!  Two full days of preparing papers: marbling, paste paper, indigo, contact printing, all kinds of surface design, and some new adventures.  This class is a round robin of many techniques and a wealth of inspiration.  Students will leave with a portfolio of decorated papers to use in personal projects throughout the year.

Prerequisites: None