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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: Jul 30, 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, click the link below.

Start Date: Jul 30, 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.

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!

Stuffed Animal Backpacks and Bags:

Tokyo’s teen street fashion has brought us the popular animal backpacks and bags that we will make right here in our fashion studio. This colorful street trend takes stuffed animals and turns it into a fashionable bag to wear and use. Experimentation with fabrics and accessories will round out this workshop that will include redesign, sewing and creative problem solving. Hand-sewing and machine work will be taught to create one-of-a-kind backpacks, purses and more!

Start Date: Jul 30, 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.

Printmaking: Posters

This workshop introduces you to a range of printmaking processes. You will explore graphics, color theory, drawing, design, and composition. You will create experimental projects as well as portfolio-quality prints using various printmaking techniques in our wonderful print studio. Leave this workshop with an array of work designed by everyone in the workshop. Bring your fresh ideas to this very hands-on workshop. Whether your tastes range from music posters to abstract art, this is the place to experiment and learn!

Stop Motion Video:

Our new Stop Motion Video workshop functions as a collaborative exploration of a stop motion film. Think Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace and Grommit, Coraline, or The Fatastic Mr. Fox and the amazing LAIKA studios here in Oregon. Come learn first hand how to shoot, animate and edit a stop motion movie using digital technology. Creative teamwork, exploring the digital lab and finessing a final project will round out this amazing workshop. You will leave with a finished video project and skills to continue filmmaking on your own! Students need access to a camera that can take video and still images.

Start Date: Jul 30, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of drawing including: line, volume, composition, positive and negative space, perspective and portraiture. It is designed to teach you skills essential to the practice of observational drawing. In addition, we will touch on drawing as a creative endeavor – using drawing materials plus color not just to record the natural world, but to imbue 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 welcome.

Start Date: Jul 30, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Come review the landscape from drawing, painting, collage and observation. The landscape has been redesigned through many time periods of painting; from the Lascaux caves to the Monet water lillies, to the Dali deserts, to contemporary city metropolis. In this class, you will explore ways of enjoying observation and reflection, creating landscape paintings from both the real and imagined world. You will receive formal atmospheric instruction, while navigating through technical use of traditional and exploratory materials. How do you copy the landscape in the most direct way? How do you thwart the space that is right in front of you? You will gain knowledge in observation and atmospheric color change. We will focus first on en plein air painting instruction through excursions to the Holden Arboretum and outdoor field research on OCAC campus. Then we will use our observations to create an entirely new way of looking, through an expansive kaleidoscope painting project. This workshop will include hiking, field studies, color examination and natural ephemera collection. Our week will bring the outside world into the space of the studio and canvas.

Start Date: Jul 30, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

There are so many creatures, shapes, and sculptures to shape with wool! Come learn the fundamentals of felting wool through exploration of colorful wool, dying wool techniques, tools and tips, and how basic layers can create amazing designs.  Leave the workshop with a myriad of projects to use as gifts, for your portfolio or as unique pieces of art for yourself! All levels are welcome!

Start Date: Jul 30, 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 30, 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: 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)

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

Start Date: Aug 4, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (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: Aug 6, 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: Aug 6, 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. If you have already taken this course, you can use this workshop as a continuation from the July offering. All levels welcome.

Start Date: Aug 6, 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.

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Start Date: Aug 6, 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.

Introduction to Woodworking:

Our YA! Wood workshop utilizes wood techniques, experimentation with wood and discovery of wood skills all facilitated by experienced instructors. With 3D projects that have a functional, play, or aesthetic focus, our wood workshop helps every student feel successful. Projects in the past have included small furniture, carving kitchen utensils, sculptures, building boxes, self portraits in wood, and many more. You will learn each step in building a wood structure or project. Come explore your creativity with wood in many ways, including basic sawing, gluing, nail work, sanding, finishing, and general construction. Our wood workshop is a lively and creative workshop that YA! campers enjoy. 

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.

Start Date: Aug 6, 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.

Mixed Media + Painting:

In this fun workshop, you will create multiple projects with a variety of materials, paint, images, and found objects. Techniques will include collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, mixing, assemblage, cutting, and pasting, etc. This workshop is designed to give you a wide variety of art making experiences and allows you to continue to explore various visual art forms and techniques through the elements and principles of art and design. Come learn how media interacts with each other and what can work or not work! You will create multiple original artworks and learn skills and techniques associated with a variety of art media. This workshop is designed to explore both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Many projects may include ordinary objects that can be transformed into creative works of art.

Beginning Sewing:

Learn how to sew! Whether you love fashion and want to make your own runway piece, or whether you want to create stuffed animals, accessories or gifts, this sewing for beginners workshop will cover the core principals of sewing by hand and by sewing machine. Various projects will be created to teach the basics and the chance to say, “I made that!” This workshop is designed to teach you how to cut and sew textiles, strengthen your understanding of sewing and techniques, spark your creativity, and send you on your way to becoming a textile artist!

Start Date: Aug 6, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

The sketchbook is one of the most vital tools for any artist. It serves as a journal, a place to work out visual problems, a place to experiment techniques, and practice your skills. This course will serve as a pathway to developing one’s visual voice and good creative habits. Throughout the week, you will be working on dozens of smaller writing and drawing projects that will spur idea generation, strengthen drawing & observation skills, and allow experimentation. The goal will be trying to fill a whole sketchbook over the course of the week! 

Start Date: Aug 6, 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: Aug 6, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

In Beginner’s Guide to Bookbinding, we will be looking at the endless possibilities of the vessel we know as the book.  From containers of knowledge, idea keepers, to art objects, books have held our fascination for centuries.  During this class, we will learn the techniques of bookbinding for both hardcover and soft cover, along with creating our own book that serves as an art object.  While focusing primarily on the techniques of bookbinding, you will also be learning about various book artists and their experimentations with the book in the realms of both art and craft.  Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join! 

Start Date: Aug 6, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

An immersive, high energy week-long class that introduces the student to the thinking, skills and methods used by industrial designers in the creation of new products. Students will practice studies in form, light + shadow, and structures. Students will experience design research, conceptualization, sustainable design, and working with materials to create study models that solve user problems. Practicing empathy, students will invest time in research by observing human behavior for insights that lead to ideas and innovation. Teamwork and collaboration will be required. 

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