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Start Date: Jul 1, 2018 Days: Sun Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Sun)

In this introductory course students will learn basic woodworking joinery and machine use - with a focus on the table saw - while constructing a multi-purpose toolbox.  This open style toolbox with carrying handle can be used for storing tools, garden tools, magazines, or to tote around other items.  Students can customize the interior to fit their needs.  Materials will be provided – students may supplement to customize.

Prerequisites: Open to all skill levels.  Work outside of class time may be necessary.

Start Date: Jul 1, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Into the Wilderness - In partnership with Signal Fire

WATER AND GOLD: WIDE OPEN STUDIOS SUMMER IMMERSION

Location: Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon and California
Dates: July 1-28, 2018

Applications: Open application February 1- March 31 (early admittance deadline February 28)
Instructors: Ryan Pierce and Kerri Rosenstein    
Cost: $2900 (two $1000 scholarships available)
Credit: undergraduate & graduate tuition/3 credits: $3,980 

Activities: Backpacking, base camping, car camping

Level of Difficulty: This course is our most physically challenging program, simply because we are backpacking in rugged terrain for much of the four week span. That said, we welcome beginners, and we will be teaching backcountry basics from the ground up. A typical week will involve backpacking 3-6 miles for two days, base camping for three days, and then hiking back to the cars. Our group will travel and live in close proximity for the duration of the trip.

Appropriate for: Emerging artists and current students of any discipline, or anyone seeking a curriculum-rich engagement in the natural world. Ages 18+.

Our sixth-annual Summer Immersion trip journeys through the enchanted Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains, a vast and rugged range stretching from the coastal redwood forests to the slopes of the Cascades. In the 1850s, the lives of the native inhabitants of this region were upended by a gold rush and the miners and settlers who flooded the region.

Now rural and remote, the pursuit of minerals, timber, and water for irrigation still strains the ecological and social fabric of the Klamath. It is a land of geological wonder: pyramids of red rock supporting a botanical diversity unmatched in the West. It is a place of cultural complexity, shaped by back-to-the-land utopians, libertarian separatists, the US Forest Service, legends of Bigfoot, and the tribes and transplants that fiercely defend this place.

Participants in Water and Gold will travel together for a month of backcountry excursions, backpacking and car-camping, sharing meals and making art. A broad curriculum of readings and activities, visiting presenters and site visits, will support individual artistic response in any media. The structure is intimate and engaging, shaped to catalyze creative breakthroughs and lifelong friendships. This course is intended for those without any prior backcountry experience as well as seasoned campers. Students have the option of taking the course for three transferable college credits for an additional fee (graduate or undergraduate).

To Apply: http://www.signalfirearts.org/apply/

For more information: http://www.signalfirearts.org/trip/water-and-gold-wide-open-studios-summer-immersion/

Questions: ryan@signalfirearts.org for details.

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Start Date: Jul 2, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Produce paintings from a variety of image sources.  Image appropriation is a powerful tool for artists to use in their work.  Review and practice multiple methods for transferring found images and sources to canvas or painting surfaces. Explore the effects of image combination and its expressive potential.  Experiment with materials, process, and ideas. Additionally, color theory and basic painting techniques will be introduced/reviewed.

Start Date: Jul 2, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for ages 4-6 (Pre-K). If your child will be entering grade 1 in the fall you have the option to register for Youth Camp for grades 1-5.

Our exciting BEGINNINGS Camp is specifically for our youngest artists, ages 4-6 years, to guide our campers through an exploration of visual art, play, and song as a first step towards interdisciplinary creation. Our camp links creative problem solving with exploratory learning, all directly tied to children’s imagination and a desire to create.

Beginnings Camp is Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. This full-day schedule for the week includes a fantastic curriculum of free time for art making, structured projects that build throughout the week, environmental projects and discovery, free play, and quiet “reading” time. We emphasize exploration with mediums such as music, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Art Adventures Beginnings will have its own Friday ART WALK, a final exhibition of the week’s activities and fun.

BEGINNINGS Camp is made of busy, full days. At any time, you may choose to pick up your child earlier in the day, however we are unable to discount the price for the week for early pick-ups. We do offer before and after care.

Start Date: Jul 2, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for children entering grades 6-8 in the fall. If your child will be entering grade 9 in the fall you have the option to register for a Pre-College workshop for kids entering grades 9-12. 

Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp introduces students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional art studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This intensive exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal exploration. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal starting point for any youth interested in pursuing art at a more complex and rigorous level.

At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Show, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! participants.

Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Sketchbooking:

Sketchbooking is the creative exploration and experimentation of drawing, ideas, play, coloring, and painting. The sketchbook is the foundation for every visual artist and helps to develop your creative voice. Come fill your own sketchbook with drawing projects, handlettering techniques, watercolors, comic drawing, and collage. Sketchbooks are the way to plan for potential bigger projects and a way to capture inspiration. A great tool for an artist portfolio, a journal or just the pleasure of mapping our your life visually. This workshop is about experimenting with all kinds of mark-making tools.

Ceramics

Ceramics is a very hands-on workshop! You get to explore with mud, fire it, and keep it forever! We have two different processes that campers focus on in the ceramics class. The first process is learning to work on the wheel in the ceramics studio. You will learn to center the clay and form and build throughout the week. This means you come away with thrown objects that can be used functionally, or as art pieces. The second process is hand building. You will make sculptural objects, exploring the limitless possibilities of forming clay. All projects are fired and either glazed or painted, so you come away with wonderfully finished pieces. 

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Start Date: Jul 2, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for children entering grades 1-5 in the fall. If your child is entering grade 6 in the fall you have the option to register for YA! (Young Adult) Camps. 

Make, create, and explore craft with us in our fantastic art camp! Campers grades 1-5 will be immersed in four 2D and 3D art workshops every day. The children will start their art projects on Monday and complete them on Friday. Games, songs and free time balance out the day and help build our camp community. At the end of the week, we invite all family and friends to come to campus and view the Friday Art Show, where kids show off their art and the studios where they created it. Before and After Care is Available.

Start Date: Jul 2, 2018 Days: Mon Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Mon)

This class will teach beginner and intermediate metalsmiths how to create a wide variety of rings-- enough to adorn every finger and every toe! We’ll be making a new style of ring each class, everything from elegant band rings, to stacking rings to bezel-set stone rings and many more. Students will become familiar with piercing with a jeweler’s saw, silver soldering, hammering and stamping to add texture, and other metalforming techniques.  

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Start Date: Jul 2, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 8:00am - 9:00am (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri) 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Do you need additional care for your child?

Art Adventures Camp Before/After Care is for grades 1-8.

Before Care runs from 8am - 9am and After Care is from 5pm - 6pm. 

Start Date: Jul 7, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Want to learn how to capture the moment with your pencil?  Fall in love with the practice of drawing in our weekend workshop: Drawing from Life.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to map out, sketch, and complete their own drawings from the beautiful still life and sceneries in front of their eyes.  Participants will be given tips and techniques for breaking down the objects being drawn into shapes, learn the best ways to shade, and make their drawing really pop off the page. 

Prerequisites: No pre-requisites necessary, simply bring your supplies and your enthusiasm!           

Start Date: Jul 9, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for children entering grades 1-5 in the fall. If your child is entering grade 6 in the fall you have the option to register for YA! (Young Adult) Camps. 

Make, create, and explore craft with us in our fantastic art camp! Campers grades 1-5 will be immersed in four 2D and 3D art workshops every day. The children will start their art projects on Monday and complete them on Friday. Games, songs and free time balance out the day and help build our camp community. At the end of the week, we invite all family and friends to come to campus and view the Friday Art Show, where kids show off their art and the studios where they created it. Before and After Care is Available.

Start Date: Jul 9, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for children entering grades 6-8 in the fall. If your child will be entering grade 9 in the fall you have the option to register for a Pre-College workshop for kids entering grades 9-12. 

Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp introduces students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional art studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This intensive exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal exploration. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal starting point for any youth interested in pursuing art at a more complex and rigorous level.

At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Show, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! participants.

Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Metals:

YA! Metals is a wonderful and rare chance for middle school students to explore an ancient medium and the techniques to create small-scale projects such as jewelry, sculpture, functional items and decorative metal pieces. Each Metals Instructor focuses on different techniques to produce wonderful projects. Examples of projects might include wire sculpture and explore how to use line three-dimensionally, cutting flat sheets to create forms that move, surface design and stamping to create literary metal pieces or wearable art, and small scale forming and bending of metal to create jewelry. Every metals class is unique, and offers different skills for campers to explore in the wide field of metals in our state of the art metals studio on campus.

Leatherworking:

You will learn the processes of finishing leather, and use stitching techniques to create your own leather crafts. This first project will be a basic pouch project that allows you to initially learn how to plan the template for a project, get familiar with stitching, and generally become familiar with the material. After working together to create the pouch for the first two days, you will be encouraged to create your own design for a wallet, using poster board to create your own unique template. Your knowledge of leather can now inform a more self-directed project, while still being guided to ensure success at completion. You will also learn some leather stamping techniques to add visual interest to their designs. This workshop is so creative!

Start Date: Jul 9, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for children entering grades 6-8 in the fall. If your child will be entering grade 9 in the fall you have the option to register for a Pre-College workshop for kids entering grades 9-12. 

Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp introduces students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional art studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This intensive exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal exploration. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal starting point for any youth interested in pursuing art at a more complex and rigorous level.

At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Show, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! participants.

Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Darkroom Photography:

Most middle schools do not have a darkroom to explore photography. In this wonderful, busy workshop, you will get a chance to explore darkroom processes, black/white photography and image composition using your own SLR cameras, a borrowed camera from OCAC or our Holga “toy” cameras. There has been a revival in the photo industry to use Holga cameras to produce an image unlike any other method in photography. Along with the process of exploring the cameras abilities, campers also explore analog photography, and produce prints from film in our darkroom. Campers always truly love producing images from film. What a great way to explore photography! We will provide the Holga cameras, and if you have an SLR camera, please bring it.

Comics:

Our popular Comics workshop has a drawing foundation with a twist: the campers all produce their own comic, which the instructor binds together into one compilation that each camper gets to take home. You will explore ideas of what you want in your comic, creating story structure, character development, the character’s environment and production of the comic strip. Techniques in basic drawing, learning how to draw with blue pencils, and then filling in with ink teach you to reproduce only the lines you want in your final comic. Built into this class are so many foundational ideas about how to make art well, and how to make art fun. This workshop is outstanding and requires a lot of attention!

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Start Date: Jul 9, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Join us in the Digital Fabrication Lab! This introductory course will teach students basic 2d and 3d CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Students will learn how to take their designs and manufacture them on the laser cutter, and vinyl plotter to make 3-dimensional pin buttons and hand- painted tote bags. This workshop combines the programming of graphics with laser cutting and plotting and is an excellent intro into designing, programming and fabricating.

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

Delve deeper into your understanding of drawing through two different materials: graphite and ink.  In this class, students will learn the in’s and out’s of the technique associated with each material, along with develop their skills to capture the image in front of them, translated by the artist’s marks on paper.  While some may believe drawing from life solely means drawing in a realistic fashion, I disagree.  Students are invited to explore a variety of styles of drawing; this studio is very much self-directed, with the opportunity to create at hand.  No pre-requisite knowledge needed; simply be ready to draw!

Start Date: Jul 9, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This camp is intended for ages 4-6 (Pre-K). If your child will be entering grade 1 in the fall you have the option to register for Youth Camp for grades 1-5.

Our exciting BEGINNINGS Camp is specifically for our youngest artists, ages 4-6 years, to guide our campers through an exploration of visual art, play, and song as a first step towards interdisciplinary creation. Our camp links creative problem solving with exploratory learning, all directly tied to children’s imagination and a desire to create.

Beginnings Camp is Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. This full-day schedule for the week includes a fantastic curriculum of free time for art making, structured projects that build throughout the week, environmental projects and discovery, free play, and quiet “reading” time. We emphasize exploration with mediums such as music, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Art Adventures Beginnings will have its own Friday ART WALK, a final exhibition of the week’s activities and fun.

BEGINNINGS Camp is made of busy, full days. At any time, you may choose to pick up your child earlier in the day, however we are unable to discount the price for the week for early pick-ups. We do offer before and after care.

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

This workshop gives you the chance to dive into the fundamentals of digital photography! We will cover the functions of your Digital SLR camera, basic photo editing, photo composition, the use of studio lighting and printing. The days will be split up into two portions: time behind the camera and time in the classroom (lecture and editing). Come jump start or refresh all your digital skills. A DSLR camera is required for this workshop.

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

Create powerful abstracted images using an assortment of experimental processes. Explore image construction, deconstruction and modification. Refine the formal and expressive potential of your work.  Learn the steps required to assemble stretcher bars, stretch canvas, and prepare the painting surface for painting. Discover new ways to work through visual ideas, develop series of works and overcome artistic blocks. Painting materials and surfaces will be reviewed.

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

Do you have an opinion or a statement that needs voicing? Perhaps you just want to spread joy as far and wide as you can? Well if so, printmaking is the discipline for you. Steeped in a rich culture of social progress and intellectual dissonance, printmaking is the first step to communicating your message on a mass scale.


Work side by side with artist and printmaker, Kanoa James as you learn the basics of screen printing (serigraphy) and the tricks of the trade gained by experience. Bolster and diversify your art portfolio with clean, registered and crisp images that can only be attained by the process itself. From start to finish, you will learn design, exposure techniques, registration, printmaking, and cleanup as taught on a collegiate level. Expand your voice to posters and apparel (T-shirts) so that you may share it with the world. Printing is water based and ecologically friendly. All supplies are included.

Start Date: Jul 9, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Time: 8:00am - 9:00am (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat) 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)

Do you need additional care for your child?

Art Adventures Camp Before/After Care is for grades 1-8.

Before Care runs from 8am - 9am and After Care is from 5pm - 6pm. 

Start Date: Jul 10, 2018 Days: Tue Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Tue)

Explore the world of darkroom photography. Working hands on with Katharine T. Jacobs who’s years of darkroom experience will leave you inspired to learn traditional photographic techniques. Leave this 6 week course with a series of darkroom prints, the ability to shoot and process 35mm film and basic darkroom skills to continue in your own practice and apply to your current photography techniques.

Use your SLR camera
Process 35mm film
Make a series of prints in a traditional darkroom
Create a series 5-10 final prints

Employ darkroom techniques such as dodging, burning and split printing to manipulate images for your desired results.

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 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 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