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Youth Programs

Craft is community. Craft is connection. From young children and teens—to adults and seniors—OCAC is a dynamic place to explore your creativity. People of all ages and skill levels bring their imaginations to life on our campus every day.

Jordan Schnitzer Family Art Adventures Children's Program
The Jordan Schnitzer Family Art Adventures Program strives to guide young artists, ages 18 months to 18 years old, through classes designed to strengthen their creative skills.  


Art Adventures Summer Camps—Have you made plans for summer?

YOUTH CAMP For grades 1-5
YOUNG ADULT (YA!) For grades 6-8

Youth at Art Adventures are immersed in our incredible art studios, tent studios and workshops for ten weeks every summer. We find the most talented artists and staff to create the magic that is art camp. We give every camper the opportunity to explore and find their artistic vision with amazing materials, creative freedom and endless ideas for creating. Art Adventures provides a strong foundation in visual arts, integrating 2D and 3D workshops into our program. Each weekly session is unique, providing a creative environment where students learn new art making skills, build self-confidence and have fun while being creative! REGISTER NOW!

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OCAC is debuting our newest camp this summer, Art Adventures Beginnings Camp! Beginnings Camp is specifically for our youngest artists, ages 4-6 years, to guide our campers through and exploration of visual art, play, song, and dance 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 Mon-Friday, 9am-12pm. This half day schedule for the week includes a fantastic curriculum of free time for art making, some structured projects that build throughout the week, physical dance/movement and exploration with mediums such as music, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. REGISTER NOW!


Art Adventures PRE-COLLEGE Classes and Workshops
The Art Adventures PRE-COLLEGE program for students in grades 9-12 is designed to provide an in-depth study of fine art and craft. Instructors are professional artists who support students in their explorations of new art techniques. PRE-COLLEGE workshops and classes can also help teens develop a studio practice, prepare a portfolio for college admission, and broaden their understanding of art's role in contemporary culture.


Art Adventures Scholarships
Full scholarships are available for any Art Adventures camp, class or workshop. Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need and applications are reviewed on a first-come first served basis. For full information about Art Adventures scholarship criteria and policies please download the Art Adventures Scholarship Application and Medical Release Form.

Art Adventures Policies
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Thank You
We wish to thank our generous sponsors for providing scholarships to support our youth programs: The Jordan Schnitzer Family, Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, US Bancorp Foundation, the Hedinger Family Foundation, the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the Phileo Foundation and M Financial Group.

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