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Start Date: Aug 11, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Take a deep dive into the realm of 3D illustration and make a little world of your
own with artist and former Laika staff, Katy Strutz. Create a scene from a favorite book or film, a universe suited to a character of your creation, or an abstract moment from your imagination. This two-day pre-college workshop will provide an introduction to creating characters and sets using anything, everything and much more. Your diorama can be as crude or meticulous as you choose, but our objective is to start and finish a simple scene
throughout the workshop. If you loved the Laika exhibit at Portland Art Museum, or love stop motion animation, this is where to start!

Start Date: Aug 12, 2018 Days: Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sun)

 

This skill builder series workshop will focus on the Table Saw.  Improve your craft by learning to safely use the workhorse of the machine-based woodshop – the table saw. In this one-day workshop we will cover table saw use including: ripping, cross cutting, dados, joinery, and accessories, including how to make a crosscut sled. 

Prerequisites: This workshop is open to all skill levels.  Come prepared to take notes during this one-day intensive primer.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Start Date: Aug 13, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

This week will be a step into one of the most important time periods of painting: the early Northern European Renaissance. You will review influential and unique painters such as Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Brutel and Jan Van Eyck, and using historical references they will learn about the construction of space and the meaning of placement within these paintings. This workshop will spend a week working on the placement of figures in space and recreate old master works for the contemporary world. You will enjoy a day trip to the Portland Art Museum to the Renaissance wing. Technical skill and material studies will be investigated through figure drawing and interior design within painting (patterns, windows, doors), and the shift from interior paintings to exterior world. Materials used will be charcoal, pencils, acrylic, watercolor, and collage. The week will end with a trifold panel painting, where you will learn about historical context and create one of your own. All levels welcome.

Start Date: Aug 13, 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: Aug 13, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)


Come explore the world of fibers and textiles here in our OCAC Fibers studios! Learn to knit, weave, embroider, and felt with artist Heather Lowe in this deep dive into the world of Fiber!  Make fabric from various processes and then turn it into a bag or scarf or wrap. Amaze your friends! Explore the world of Fiber! Enthusiasm included.    

 

Start Date: Aug 13, 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. 

Painting:

Painting workshops focus on color, paint mixing, abstraction, realism, and anything in between! You will learn the formal aspects of painting, from organizing the picture plane to mixing colors. You will explore new ways of thinking about space, form, line, texture, and pattern as well as various approaches to applying paint. Projects might include the study of observed subjects, such as the still life and the figure, but they also might include exercises that pull from the imagination or might explore abstraction. You will experiment on various substrates such as paper or canvas, as well as wood and un-stretched canvas. Project outcomes are wonderfully colorful, often whimsical and will make a wonderful addition to any room! All levels of experience will find this workshop a worthwhile, positive experience.

Start Date: Aug 13, 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.

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.

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.

Start Date: Aug 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Using a variety of materials such as clay and paper, learn how to produce your very own stop motion animation! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using various stop motion animation techniques. Working as a team, students will create characters, write and narrate story plots, and with provided classroom materials construct sets and props, then shoot their movie using a camera and tripod. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don’t miss your chance to be a movie producer and tell your story! 

Start Date: Aug 18, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this 2-day class we will use our own photos/ images that will be printed/ transferred onto fabric. We’ll start with mark making exercises to create our personal language of embellishments to apply to the photos. We’ll use fabric scraps and threads to embellish our photo imagery.

Students will upload photos to a Dropbox folder for Instructor to print on fabric at Spoonflower.com. Each student will receive 2 pieces of printed fabric ( 21”x18”). They can choose to have 2 large photos, or multiple small ones. Amy will be in touch with them after they sign up with more information.

Day 1: Concepting, laying out ideas, exploration of mark making. Slide show of inspirational work and techniques. Start assembling collage pieces on fabric image, machine and hand stitching.

Day 2: Continue adding details to project. Review other methods of transferring images. Review framing ideas for finishing pieces.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Aug 24, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Fri, Sat)

More fun than you can imagine!  Two full days of preparing papers: marbling, paste paper, indigo, contact printing, all kinds of surface design, and some new adventures.  This class is a round robin of many techniques and a wealth of inspiration.  Students will leave with a portfolio of decorated papers to use in personal projects throughout the year.

Prerequisites: None