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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Book Arts is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.           

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Printmaking is designed for experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours, and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After approval of your Maker Space request from a studio manager and department head, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon approval.        

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu

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Start Date: Oct 4, 2017 Days: Wed Time: 6:40pm - 9:40pm (Wed)

Make your own custom boxes and portfolios from archival materials - containers for objects, boxes like those used by libraries to stabilize and protect books, papers and small objects. Create your own decorated paper to use in the projects.  Starting with a folding panel book, make a portfolio with ties, a simple box with cover, a slipcase and a customized clamshell box and a box with a secret compartment. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Good hand skills are recommended.      

Prerequisites: None

                                                                                                                                                            

Start Date: Oct 6, 2017 Days: Fri Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm (Fri)

Combine the traditional lettering arts of the calligrapher with modern experimental lettering techniques. Starting with calligraphy basics, develop hand skills and knowledge of traditional pen made letterforms and materials to transform into experimental lettering technique. Good hand skills recommended. Beginning and continuing students are welcome.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Oct 21, 2017 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Sat, Sun)

Marilyn Zornado will introduce you to the principles of animation as you explore the technical aspects of getting from paper prints to video. Learn the basic principles to the printing press for future projects. Create animated GIFs of the work that you make in class to use on websites or post on social media. No previous experience necessary.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Oct 28, 2017 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Monoline lettering is a great way to learn new styles of lettering and explore the principles of lettering, layout, and design, without complicated tools. Learn several styles of monoline lettering that use B-nibs including the Art Nouveau lettering of Rennie Mackintosh and the architectural lettering of Frank Lloyd Wright among others.  Explore different ways of working with letters that can be applied to other calligraphic styles and tools. Appropriate for all levels of experience and ideal for those who are new to lettering arts.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Oct 30, 2017 Days: Mon Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Mon)

Explore your digital cutting tool and software through fun exercises to build confidence drawing digitally and cutting out shapes. Then the pop-ups begin! We’ll cover multiple ways to make paper elements pop out and unfold as a card opens up. We’ll even explore the sketch pen attachments to embellish and write messages on the cards.

Note: Class instruction uses the Cameo USA digital cutting system (either the Silhouette or Portrait model). Because of the difference in other brands, digital cutting systems such as Cricut or Sizzix will not be acceptable for use in this class. Students either bring in their own Cameo Silhouette or Portrait digital cutting system and laptop, or they may purchase a new Cameo Portrait digital cutting system at the class. Students must also bring in a personal laptop for the class. Computer access at OCAC will not be provided. 

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Dec 5, 2017 Days: Tue Wed Thu Time: 6:45pm - 8:45pm (Tue, Wed, Thu)

The journal is a vessel that holds our ideas, dreams, and plans. Learn the step-by-step process of making your own hardbound journal!  From paper preparation, stitching, to designing the hardcover of your journals, explore the techniques and proper use of tools in class and through video tutorials for viewing at later dates.  While Moleskin journals are trending, nothing is a better keeper for your best ideas than a journal made by hand.

Prerequisites: None