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Start Date: Jul 8, 2017 Days: Sat, Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

OCAC welcomes artists Nancy Morris-Judd and Emily Fitzgerald this summer for a dynamic and responsive workshop, CREATIVE ACTIVISM. 

Today more than ever we are called upon to step forward and stand-up for what we believe in. Creativity has always played a central role in social change movements and this class will be an opportunity to explore creative messaging and delivery.  We will begin the class by looking at examples of creative responses to social issues through the years; next students will be led in crafting their own political haikus and imagery that we will transfer to upcycled patches, pins, shirts, and signs. Students will also be encouraged to develop either an individual or group project, which could be anything from art interventions, to movement and/or vocal based “performance art” for rallies and marches; or whatever else participants dream up! No matter what your social and political beliefs are, you are welcome in this class-- the focus will be on building connection and creative response.

Start Date: Jul 10, 2017 Days: Mon Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

This class will examine the relationship between art and activism in New York City during the 1980s.   We will trace the extent to which the AIDS crisis and AIDS activism permeated the art and cultural production of this time period.

No prerequisites.

Start Date: Jun 26, 2017 Days: Mon Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The graphic design studio class is a place for students to expand their foundational knowledge of good design principles and learn how to construct their own personalized graphic images using analog and digital methods. The emphasis of this course will be on understanding the use of Adobe Illustrator as a critical tool in preparing vector artwork for print and web applications. Students will be taught how to develop their designs using traditional sketching methods on paper, but will ultimately resolve all of their work in digital form; adding depth and clarity to their personalized design concepts. Throughout the course students will engage in an ongoing critical dialogue with their peers and instructor so as to encourage growth develop clear visual communication.

No prerequisites.

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