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Start Date: Oct 20, 2018 Days: Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Sat)

Learn to make a small, personal natural indigo vat without worrying about toxicity or cost of heavy chemicals.  This vat uses fruit residue in a natural chemical reduction to produce a quick, reliable, long-lasting indigo blue.  We'll explore simple resist techniques that produce textile patterns on silk and cotton fabrics, as well as threads for stitching. Students will learn care and maintenance of their vats. 

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Oct 23, 2018 Days: Tue Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Tue)

In Sketchbook Atelier our class will explore a variety of mark making tools and media in sketchbooks. You will try out new ideas, give yourself permission to play and explore while drawing from still life, live models in the classroom, and sketching in cafes. This gives ideas and drawing immediacy and freshness on the page. Through the use of pencil, Japanese brush pens, collage, watercolor and colored pencil our group will tackle weekly projects that build skills and create a foundation for successful journaling, travel sketchbooks, personal record, and sketch-booking. This class will meet once a week for eight weeks for two and half hours. October 23nd to December 11th.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Oct 25, 2018 Days: Thu Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Thu)

For beginners and returning students, this course in open life drawing will draw from the human form with both male and female models. Instruction, media exploration, and drawing prompts in every class will help inspire beginners. For the seasoned artist, it is an opportunity to draw from a live model in the beautiful OCAC studios. This class will focus on classical poses, drapery, rendering form, proportion, shading and composition.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Oct 27, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of costume fabrication for stop motion animation. We will cover the basics of sewing, dying, patterning and assembling costumes, as well as tricks for working in miniature & techniques for making your costume animatable. Join us for a part of our Stop Motion series by stop motion artist, Katy Strutz.

Start Date: Oct 27, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Ever wanted to design your own fabric but have no idea where to start?  Welcome to surface design!  In this weekend workshop, we will explore different methods of creating applied designs on fabric, including: block printing, stenciling, screen printing, and dyeing.  This workshop will give students the opportunity to create designs through exploratory making, and also provide introductory instruction on repeat, color palettes, and concepting.  Students should expect to leave with a collection of swatches that can be used for their own projects or personal fabric stashes.

**Students are required to bring inspiration imagery to the first day of the workshop.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Nov 3, 2018 Days: Sat Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm (Sat)

Photographs of people can have meaning that transcends beyond the identity if the individual portrayed.  This class will explore ideas and concepts artists can use to make statements through their photography using the portrait as the base genre. Through a series of classroom sessions and homework assignments, you will practice making conceptual portraits, and we will finish by looking at your work and engaging in a critique on the last day of class.  Session One: Learn about portrait photography, view demonstration of Ray’s techniques for conceptual portraits, work with Ray to make portraits with a professional model. Session Two: Work with Ray to make portraits with two professional models. Session Three: Ray will lead a review of student work. Optional Homework: You can make portraits on your own during the week and bring them to class for review. 

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Nov 3, 2018 Days: Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Sat)

“There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change.” (Wm Stafford) Slow stitching, the meditative art of hand sewing, is a chance to relax and enjoy the rhythmic dance of needle and thread as we construct a Japanese-inspired bag using new and vintage fabrics, basic sashiko stitching, and simple shapes.  We’ll enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a treat or two, and the company of like-minded souls.

Prerequisites: None

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

Our book arts studio is the perfect place to learn to build a beautiful basic lidded box and its inevitable variations. We’ll cover basic measurement and construction as well as material and adhesive choices. We’ll also learn how to customize your box to a specific object.

Prerequisites: None

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

The class will focus on direct casting methods. You will get the opportunity to carve a two and three-part cuttlebone mold. Through these two different approaches you will be able to create a variety of three dimensional forms. We will also explore the different textures and approaches used in other direct casting methods, such as, water, broomstick, rice, salt and bean casting. You will leave with one finished piece of jewelry or small sculpture and many components to make more.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Nov 5, 2018 Days: Mon Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Mon)

This class is designed to refresh and inspire darkroom photographers diving right into the world of silver gelatin printing, building a body of work and printing cohesively in a series. You will employ split filter and advance dodging and burning techniques to go beyond formal print making to produce beautiful prints. You 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

Start Date: Nov 7, 2018 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” (Albert Camas) Welcome the return of autumn with the continuing exploration of natural plant dyes. This term’s focus will be color on cotton and other plant fibers.  We’ll use traditional and experimental methods of applying mordants, multiple process dyes, (layering of colors), and explore a variety of print techniques. While this course builds upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Nov 9, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Fri) 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Learn to carve a small vessel using a plethora of carving tools.  You will make a small bowl or plate like object using carving gouges, knives, scrapers, rasps, sandpaper, and other tools. We will cover basic techniques for material manipulation in this fast paced weekend workshop. Carved objects will be scaled to hold things like jewelry, spices, keys, etc.  This intro level workshop is open to all and will give you a basic carving foundation to make other small projects or prepare you for a longer format class. Kiln dried wood will be provided.     

Prerequisites: No experience necessary.

Start Date: Nov 10, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

This weekend workshop will allow you to learn the basics to constructing your own wardrobe in the realm of the ever popular knit fabric! During this class, you will be fabricating your garments, start to finish.  You will learn how to read sewing patterns, acquire correct measurements for sizing, pick and prep fabric for construction, and learn the in’s and out’s of assembly.  This class will cover the basics of machine sewing for knits, giving you the confidence to tackle any future stretch fabric sewing projects or repairs.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Nov 10, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Get acquainted with the world of acrylic painting in this two-day workshop and go home with a small finished piece and the skills to keep painting on your own time!  We will study color mixing, brush techniques, mediums, underpainting, layering, composition and content. Paint an image of your choice, abstract imagery, or paint one of the natural objects provided from life ie: crystals, flowers, feathers. We will go over basic drawing and painting techniques, so if you are a beginner or wanting to improve on your painting skills this is a great class for you!    


Prerequisites: None
 

Start Date: Nov 16, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Fri) 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Learn how to turn on a lathe as you make a peppermill in this three-day workshop.  Design and construct a mill that you can use everyday in your kitchen or will make for an impressive holiday gift.  This spindle turning workshop will introduce you to basic turning techniques and chucking methods. Materials and peppermill hardware will be provided.      

Prerequisites: No experience necessary.

Start Date: Dec 1, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Temari are embroidered spheres traditionally made in Japan and given as gifts to mark special occasions. Their intricate patterns show a particular wish for happiness, health, or prosperity. In this two day workshop you will learn how to wrap the core, mark it for patterning, and lay out simple four and eight section traditional patterns. You will leave with two complete Temari, instructions and resources to continue making several more.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Dec 1, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of costume fabrication for stop motion animation. We will cover the basics of sewing, dying, patterning and assembling costumes, as well as tricks for working in miniature & techniques for making your costume animatable. Join us for a part of our Stop Motion series by stop motion artist, Katy Strutz.