Browse Courses

In order to better assist you finding our active courses, we only display those that are upcoming. You can also view all our courses (historical and current).

Enter words that are part of the title to filter courses.
Start Date: Sep 20, 2017 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

Let your computer cut out complex shapes for you! Focus each week on a different capability of a digital cutting system: cutting out shapes and letters, perforating folds, making vinyl signs, stencils for fabric projects, tracing shapes to cut, repeating patterns, adding sketch pens and more. Project-based learning will have you completing a different small project for each class session.

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

 

 

Sold out More information
Start Date: Sep 23, 2017 Days: Sat Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat)

Learn to use and design for vinyl plotters and laser cutters - versatile tools for a wide range of artistic and design purposes from small stickers to large wall and text installations. Cover the basics of designing in Adobe Illustrator for both the vinyl plotter and laser cutter.  Walk through the entire process of simple designing, fabricating and finishing work while considering the capabilities and limitations of the vinyl plotter. By the end of the workshop, have hands-on experience with the entire process of designing for and utilizing a vinyl plotter, as well as a variety of finished projects.

Prerequisites: None

Sold out More information
Start Date: Sep 26, 2017 Days: Tue Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Tue)

Learn to operate the laser cutter to engrave (etch) and cut through a variety of materials such as acrylic plastic, wood, leather, and paper.  A very diverse skill, laser cutting can be combined with traditional art media such as fibers, book arts, photo, jewelry, printmaking, woodworking, and more. Spend the first three weeks learning machine safety and operation, along with basic CAD design lessons.  Create a personal project in the studio. Class discussion will consider the possibilities and limitations afforded by using the laser cutter as an artistic tools, while also offering hands-on experience in experimenting and utilizing the laser cutter in order to create artwork.

Prerequisites: None

Sold out More information
Start Date: Nov 4, 2017 Days: Sat Time: 9:00pm - 4:00pm (Sat)

Laser cutters offer an endless range of possibilities for artistic and creative use. This one-day workshop will cover the entire process of using a laser cutter from creating a design to a finished product. Beginning with how to create successful designs for the laser cutter using Adobe Illustrator, we’ll walk through each step of fabrication using the laser cutter. Class discussion will consider the possibilities and limitations afforded by using the laser cutter as an artistic tools, while also offering hands-on experience in experimenting and utilizing the laser cutter in order to create artwork.

Prerequisites: None