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Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Would you like to be “Internet Famous?”

Have you longed to tell stories via video, documentary or commercial?

Well now you can with OCAC’s very own INTERNET VIDEO WORKSHOP!!!

Learn the art of performance and capture as you create your very own original content for upload online or personal use. You will be guided through the process of production, editing and publication. Every class is structured towards the desires and capabilities of the students so they can follow their own path while learning the fundamentals. Work on the video work you have always wanted the freedom to create while being guided.

Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This introductory course will cover the basic fundamentals of crafting comics. You will learn to use a variety of tools to combine concept, drawing, design, typography, and basic storytelling tools to craft a cohesive visual narrative.  The class will culminate with the creation of a 2-3 page story by each student that will be combined and published in a class anthology.

Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This workshop is an introduction to making functional vessels on the potters’ wheel as expressive art. In this class we will examine historical and contemporary examples of pottery as a basis for understanding how the wheel-thrown vessel can be created as expressive art. We will focus on physical throwing skills, three-dimensional design concepts as they relate to the functional ceramic vessel, creative problem-solving to develop and realize an idea that can be read by other people, and the technical information necessary to support an understanding of forming, surfacing, glazing and firing pottery. All levels welcome.

Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

There are so many ways in which glass can be used to create one of a kind pieces. In this class, we will learn about how to use sheet glass, frit (colored crushed glass) and colored glass strands, called stringer, to create several projects, including a small decorative hanging window, a utilitarian plate, and pendants.     

Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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 16, 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 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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.

Screen-printing + T-shirts:

You will learn to coat and expose a screen in the dark room, register your repeat, and make beautiful prints in this active workshop. Think of your favorite bands, create new logos or make ironic Ts in the surface design studio, just like the pros! You will be taken through the basics of screen-printing on both fabric and paper. Past workshops have explored ways to create a repeated pattern, interlocking into one large image, explore graphic images or experimenting with abstract designs. This workshop is very hands on, a little messy and incredibly experimental. You will make their own t-shirt design and can share images at the end of the week. If time allows, we will print on other fabrics and items.

Working with Wax:

In this amazing, hands-on workshop, you will explore the world of wax and how to create beautiful pieces of art with this ancient medium. First we learn encaustic wax techniques on wood panels.

You will learn to collage and layer with melted wax to incorporate layers of color, thin papers, pastels and dried plant. This forgiving medium allows for incredible experimentation! You will then learn the basics of batik- the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye, which has been practiced for centuries. By painting, dripping and rolling the wax onto the fabric, you create a resist by which you then dye to bring out the amazing contrasting colors. Experimentation, success, and exploration are all amazing lessons in this work. You will leave the workshop with multiple projects!

Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This week-long workshop will explore the fundamentals of painting. It is designed to give you skills essential to the practice of painting in a variety of mediums.  Through use of the sketchbook (an artist’s vital tool) you will discover your visual voice, the importance of keeping a creative journal and a place to experiment with techniques and tools.

We will touch on painting as a creative, mark-making endeavor – using various mark-making tools to infuse our works with emotion and expression. This course is designed for the beginner through advanced student, diving into the fundamentals for the beginner and offers the experienced student ample opportunity to hone their skills. All levels are welcome.

Start Date: Jul 16, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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.

Upcycled Fashion + Fantasy Costume Design:

Time to redesign old clothing into something fantastic! Breathe life into an old design! You will use basic design, alteration and sewing skills to restructure garments into something new. Just GOOGLE Altered T-Shirts and you can see the various ways to rethink your clothing! For those of you interested in costume design as well, the idea is the same- we will repurpose clothing, use recycled materials and found objects to turn them into fabulous costumes. Plan for Halloween next year, or your own film production!

Metals: Jewelry

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.

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!               

Start Date: Jul 23, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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.

Digital Photo:

Time to explore media arts! You will use our small digital cameras, your Smartphone or your DSLR to explore the world around you, behind a lens. This workshop offers a current perspective on photography including shooting, digital editing, and printing. You will learn how to find a dynamic image in the world around you and how to turn this image into an amazing end project. We encourage photographing during the workshop, so that you can find interesting shots together with the facilitation of the instructor. Other projects explore the use of Photoshop and give you alternative ways to look at imagery. If you have a Smartphone or DSLR 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!

Start Date: Jul 23, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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 23, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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.

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. 

Introduction to Drawing:

Drawing is one of our most pivotal and foundational workshops at Art Adventures. Experienced instructors, who are also professional artists, teach our drawing workshops every summer. Every YA! student is unique and because there is a wide variety of experience and skills in each group, we meet each student where they are. We might focus on line and form, drawing from a wide variety of topics and styles- from life drawing to abstract imagery and how to make an exciting image or mark on paper. Drawing is a necessary tool to help refine all other skills in art. At YA! Camp, this foundation is fun filled, and many projects are completed within the large umbrella of what a drawing could be. You are invited to question, explore, experiment, and solve problems as they create and interact with art. All levels of experience will find this workshop a worthwhile experience.

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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)

Join us for a week in the Dye Lab! In this week-long workshop, bound Shibori and folded fabric indigo dye techniques will be used to turn blank white fabric into a patterned cloth, embellished with traditional Sashiko embroidery techniques and finished into a shrug, bag, or wrapping cloth. Historical and cultural information and context will accompany the skills as taught. Come explore the world of dye with us!

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

You will learn the fundamentals of shooting with 35mm film, processing negatives and making skilled darkroom prints in this intensive darkroom workshop. The week begins with you shooting with your own SLR cameras, experimenting with film, exposures and manual camera settings. We will process our own negatives before moving into the darkroom to make enlargements. The week will end with all the students producing a small body of work that shows a concept and was shot, processed, printed and matted individually by each student. All levels are welcome. If you do not have a SLR camera, please call or email artadventures@ocac.edu reserve one to borrow.

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 - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

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

Creating one’s own apparel has very much hit the contemporary DIY scene by storm.  Our world is abundant with excess, mass-produced clothing that leaves little room for self-expression or individuality.  In our Sewing Apparel Workshop, you will learn to read patterns, acquire the appropriate fabric and materials needed, and sew your very own garments.  Two patterns have been chosen from which to learn the basics of garment construction, but each student is invited and encouraged to make the pattern their own!  You will learn basic sewing and stitch techniques for working with cotton and fleece, and will leave the class with the knowledge and confidence to use other patterns to continue creating your own, unique wardrobe.  While sergers will be available, you will be taught industrial sewing techniques on domestic machines in order to create quality garments on any machine! All levels are welcome.

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

This metals workshop provides an introduction to basic skills in the Metals Studio. Designed to cultivate a foundation in fabrication processes, this class will expose students to a variety of approaches and allow them to explore the media of metal as they construct pieces of their own design. The workshop will cover safety and the science behind working with metal, art historical reference and research, wire working, pierce work, and basic soldering with my supervision. All levels welcome.

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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