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FAQs - Community Programs

Will OCAC continue to run the community programs after the college closes?
The Board of Trustees has voted to close the degree–seeking programs. At present, no final decision has been made about the immediate future of OCAC's Community Programs. We will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

What happens to any projects I have left on campus or in studio?
At the end of the Spring term, there is a one-week window to collect your projects. If you have left projects from previous terms, please connect with either the studio manager, or Katie Weinstein at kweinstein@ocac.edu or 971.255.4217 to identify the project and schedule time to pick up.  

Will there be a summer Art Adventures Program?
At present, we have not determined if Art Adventures will be hosting campers this summer. Once a decision has been made, we will provide updates.   

Where can I take classes now?
In the event you would like to continue taking similar classes, please call Katie Weinstein at kweinstein@ocac.edu or 971.255.4217 to discuss options around town for your particular mediums and interests.  

Where can I take classes with the instructors / studio managers that I love?
Many of our studio managers and instructors already teach classes at colleges and art centers around town. We encourage you to stay in touch with your instructors to learn about other classes they teach.

Is there a message board for OCAC Community Programs participants to keep in touch?
At present, there is an OCAC Community Programs Facebook page and Instagram account. We encourage you to follow OCAC Community Porgrams and spark conversations. Additionally, there is a new unofficial collaborative group composed of several of our instructors and students, the Friends of Oregon College of Art and Craft. Sign up to stay involved with the Friends of OCAC.

What will happen to the OCAC campus after the college closes?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's office regarding the future of all assets. OCAC has retained a commercial real estate broker to assist with the sale of the campus and will provide updates as appropriate.

What will happen to all of OCAC's assets?  Can I ask for, or purchase, a specific item?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Office of Oregon’s Attorney General regarding the future of all assets. We are still learning what the college’s rights and responsibilities are in terms of distributing our assets. 

What will happen to OCAC's permanent collections?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Office of Oregon’s Attorney General regarding the future of all our assets, including our permanent collections. 

Important Note: For the most accurate, up-to-date information about the closure, please see ocac.edu, where we will be sending pertinent communication.