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Start Date: Jul 17, 2017 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

The human figure is a touchstone of visual art and design in many creative disciplines. An understanding of it’s dynamic and structure will help anyone interested in drawing, painting, design, architecture, sculpture, animation, story telling, etc. The approach taught is primarily concerned with the use of line to convey ideas, development of form, and a simplified design of anatomy – the basics of being able to convincingly draw a figure in space. As well as invent or abstract the figure from memory and imagination. Through a series of drawing exercises guided by artistic principles and knowledge of anatomy, students will gain a keener appreciation for capturing gesture, make their drawings more expressive, and better understand the unique and dynamic design of the human figure – a wellspring of inspiration for artists and designers throughout history.

Prerequisite:  Some drawing experience preferred but open to all levels.

Start Date: Jul 19, 2017 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

"Mapping the Figure" will use the act of rendering in a 2 and 3 dimensional space. Using drawing techniques both with pencil and clay students will capture what they see in a life drawing setting in a range of media. The objective is to develop a relationship between hand and eye to create figures with lively gesture and anatomical detail. By having a ability to cross over from flat to in-the-round the student will gain a deeper understanding of the art of looking and Mapping what they see. There is a no-class date of Aug 23. Class ends Aug 30th.

No prerequisites.

Start Date: Jul 21, 2017 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Fri, Sat, Sun)

This 3-day workshop will introduce new ways for creating unique mixed media artworks. Using the landscape as the subject matter, students will discover how to experiment and integrate imagery with hand –pressed monoprint techniques and various media such as acrylic paints and gel mediums, stencils, inks, graphite, and collage. Experimental in nature, this class will give you new ideas for pushing your work in a variety of new directions. Open to beginners.

No prerequisites.

Start Date: Jul 22, 2017 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this intensive workshop, students will learn the basics of looped forms. Techniques introduced will cover basic knitting, crochet and coiling, techniques that have survived nearly two millennia. We will discuss how line can transform into form, and the metaphors this touches upon. The goal is not to become an expert in the technique, but rather to experiment with material and concept. We will look at historical examples as well as current issues to inspire our investigations. All materials are welcome, for anything that can begin as pliable line can end as form using looped structures.

No prerequisites.

Start Date: Jul 23, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

This class combines practical instruction on backcountry travel with a series of art projects and readings designed to illuminate the possibilities of making art in, and in response to, remote natural landscapes. The structure of the course is immersive: students will travel together for the duration, embarking on a sequence of backpacking and camping trips separated by brief resupply stops. Through a suite of individual and collaborative projects in various media, students will explore and actualize the potential for relocating their studio practice, working 'on site' and far from civilization. Readings, discussions, and visiting scholars will invite students to consider the rich natural and human histories of the region and weigh various perspectives on an artist's role as it relates to wilderness and wildness. This is not a course in survivalism, but will impart the basic skills of preparation and self-sufficiency for safe and ethical wilderness living using the tenets of 'leave-no-trace.' Students will complete a significant self-directed project, combining course content with research from the 'frontcountry.' The class will culminate in a 36-hour 'solo,' a period of stillness and solitude for self-reflection. Prerequisite: Basic drawing and design foundations. This course is offered through a partnership with Signal Fire, and students must enroll through OCAC as well as be admitted through a separate, free application via signalfirearts.org.

Start Date: Jul 24, 2017 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), printing in transparent color layers, and changing the Takenokawa (baren cover). 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. 

Start Date: Jul 26, 2017 Days: Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Wed, Thu, Fri)

A few basic skills can take you far. In this class we’ll explore the beauty of objects and how honing fundamental skills can strengthen any design. With emphasis in tab settings of irregular objects, and linkage methods, students will be encouraged to create samples and experiment with combining methods into thoughtful jewelry. Students can expect to create several small pieces and/or one large statement piece throughout this concentrated class and leave with a refined knowledge of basic skills in small metals.

Prerequisite: Beginning metals experience suggested but not required.

Start Date: Jul 26, 2017 Days: Wed Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Wed)

Build a hall mirror perfect for checking yourself out before you head out the door, or to update your mirror in the bathroom. Students will learn basic woodworking practices, including milling lumber and machine tool use. This mirror uses simple half lap joinery, allowing us to focus on simple, crisp details added with hand tools.  Students will apply finish to their mirrors before wrapping up, making them ready to hang following class. Students will purchase lumber following the first class. Mirror and necessary hardware will be provided. Course designed for Beginner+

No prerequisites.

Start Date: Jul 28, 2017 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Fri) 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Students will walk away with a great traditional Japanese toolbox, suited for your woodworking tools, art supplies, keepsakes, etc. These toolboxes are simple to construct, utilizing simple joinery methods and reinforced with cut nails.  The toolbox features a locking, sliding/removable lid to house its contents. Students can later outfit the interior of their toolboxes to fit their specific needs. Students will use both hand tools and limited power tools for construction of this project. This workshop is great for those new to woodworking or for those just in need of a toolbox! All materials will be provided.

No prerequisites.

Workshop hours are Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm

Start Date: Jul 29, 2017 Days: Mon Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Sat, Sun)

Leave your control freak at home and spend a weekend creating spontaneous forms from fabric remnants. You will be surprised and delighted by the whimsical soft sculptures that emerge by simply joining the contours of randomly cut pieces of fabric. Use a sewing machine, hand stitch or glue your creations, allowing the process to inform the outcome without too much planning. Express your style through contours and choices of colors and fabrics; from bright to moody, fuzzy to silky.

No prerequisites.

Start Date: Jul 29, 2017 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

The folded pen is a wonderful tool for hand lettering—it is capable of making very thin hairline strokes as well as thick dramatic strokes as well as a large range in between. Letters created with the folded pen feel dynamic and organic. There are endless possibilities for its use. In this workshop we will make a folded pen that we will use in class and we will learn at least six distinctly different styles of lettering that will help us explore what this type of pen can do. We will create a finished piece using the lettering learned in class. This class is ideal for calligraphers who want to explore playful lettering styles, graphic designers who would like to incorporate hand lettering into their designs and for lovers of hand lettering who want to learn more lettering styles.

No prerequisites, though some experience with calligraphy and/or hand lettering is helpful.

Start Date: Jul 31, 2017 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

In this course, students will explore curating as a research and observation-based artistic practice through a variety of approaches. Investigation of contemporary craft discourse, scenography, and material-based inquiry will be emphasized through a variety of readings, journaling, photo documentation, hands-on making and scenography. Through discussion, lecture, group activities and Making|Object|Research lab environments, students will gain a deeper understanding of how curating is applied to presentation of craft and material-based objects, specifically in a variety of spatial environments and modes of interaction from the “white cube” to socially engaged projects, and using objects and materials related to the history of craft.

Class Dates:  July 31 - August 4; August 7- August 11, 2017

Prerequisites for Credit students: 12 credits of studio courses beyond first year foundation courses.

This course is not eligible for Studio School or Alumni Scholarship.

If you are interested in taking this course as a non-credit course, please see: Curatorial Intensive: Curating Through Craft: Non-Credit Course

Start Date: Jul 31, 2017 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

In this course, students will explore curating as a research and observation-based artistic practice through a variety of approaches. Investigation of contemporary craft discourse, scenography, and material-based inquiry will be emphasized through a variety of readings, journaling, photo documentation, hands-on making and scenography. Through discussion, lecture, group activities and Making|Object|Research lab environments, students will gain a deeper understanding of how curating is applied to presentation of craft and material-based objects, specifically in a variety of spatial environments and modes of interaction from the “white cube” to socially engaged projects, and using objects and materials related to the history of craft.

This class meets Mon-Fri July 31 - August 4; August 7- August 11, 2017 

Prerequisites for Non Credit students: 60 hours of studio courses or the equivalent by permission. Please contact cmalone@ocac.edu.

 

This course is not eligible for Studio School or Alumni Scholarship.

If you are interested in taking this course for credit, please see: Curatorial Intensive: Curating Through Craft: For Credit Course

 

Start Date: Aug 2, 2017 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

The history of self-portraiture by photographers is rich and extends well beyond the ubiquitous phone selfie.  Through a series of lectures students learn how artists like Francesca Woodman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Cindy Sherman, have used the self-portrait in their work. The instructors will continue the discussion using examples and stories from personal experiences of using self-portraiture as a part of their artmaking practice. Together we will explore the practical ways self-portraiture can help our own photographic skills and process. Students will be challenged through a series of homework assignments to explore the many genres of self-portraiture including comedy, disguise, vulnerability, and abstraction. Assignments will be reviewed by the class to help students develop better understanding of how these facets can strengthen them as photographers.  All formats and skills welcome, self-portraits will be made outside of class time and student work will be presented as either digital files or prints.

Prerequisite: None, but students will need their own cameras.

Start Date: Sep 9, 2017 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Explore how natural light can be the photographers greatest tool by capturing dynamic portraits using a film camera in the format of your choice and available light. Learn to control backlight and flare.  In the second session, you will develop film and review photographs created during the first session. 

Prerequisites: You must have SLR cameras. Working knowledge of exposure techniques is helpful.

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Start Date: Sep 10, 2017 Days: Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sun)

This skill builder series workshop will focus on “Routers”.  Improve your craft by learning to safely use a router.  In this one day workshop, we will cover multiple router applications, including various bit types and their use, hand-held routers, table routers, joinery, patterns and templates, etc. 

This workshop is open to all.  Great for beginners and those wishing to build upon their existing skill set.  Come prepared to take notes during this one-day intensive.        

Prerequisites:  None

Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Days: Fri Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Fri)

Explore the different types of small scale geared, hinged, and pulley driven mechanisms. Topics include identifying/sourcing parts, material selection, motion theory, design, and layout. Fabrication covers cutting, soldering, forming, drilling/tapping and basic turning.

Have some design ideas ready for a project before class. A small brass three gear set will be provided to get things moving!                                                                                                                                                                          

Prerequisites: Basic soldering/metalsmithing skills and basic math skills preferred

Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Metals is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios. 

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Electroformers in the chemical room are not available to Maker Space students.

The Metals Studio has a buddy-system policy for safety, so there is never just one student working in the studio. You may not work alone in the studio. Every effort will be made to help you connect to other students for arranging time and schedules for the buddy-system policy.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.     

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                        

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm () 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Painting and Drawing is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.      

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu. 

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Book Arts is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.           

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Photography is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Alternative Darkrooms and Thesis darkrooms are not available for this Maker Space.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.           

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

 

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Printmaking is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours, and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.        

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Wood is designed for highly experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After your Maker Space request to a studio manager and department head, you will be tested on specific equipment you are requesting to use. After approval, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use. The C&C Router is not available to Maker Space Wood.

The Wood Studio has a buddy-system policy for safety, so there is never just one student working in the studio. You may not work alone in the studio. Every effort will be made to help you connect to other students for arranging time and schedules for the buddy-system policy.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon testing and approval.

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu. 

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Fibers and Textiles is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours, and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Approved Maker Space students in FIBERS will be offered a locker in the Fiber Department (dry storage only). Storage space in the Dye Studio is limited. We can designate a small area (shelf) for Maker Space Dye Studio storage. You may store dye stuffs in the Dye Lab refrigerator for up to 1 month.  For Fall 2017, the jacquard loom is unavailable due to academic use.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.        

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Ceramics is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. All materials must be purchased through the OCAC Ceramics Studio Manager. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use. Maker Space Ceramics is not available for production work due to limited resources.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.         

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

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