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Community Calendar

community calendar

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
Jun
13
to Sep 8

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

Would you be interested in joining Friends for a private group tour to see this exhibition? Register your interest so we can organize a date: 
https://forms.gle/LwBYRdqQhofBsERF7

The Pre-Raphaelites and members of the later Arts & Crafts Movement operated from a moral commitment to honest labor, the handmade object, and the ability of art to heal a society losing its humanity to industry and mechanization. The exhibition explores how a group of artists and crafts people used their work to address class disparity, a changing urban environment, and the rise of new technology.

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Introduction to Turning
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Introduction to Turning

This weekend primer will cover the basics of turning on a wood lathe.  Through a series of quick projects, a honey dipper and wine stopper, students will learn the essential skills to begin turning.  Students will learn about the lathe, turning tools, sharpening, chucking methods and basic techniques to manipulate a turning blank.

This workshop will prepare students with a foundational skill set for future projects, their own designs, or to continue turning in long format courses.

Materials will be provided.  No experience necessary. Workshop is limited to four spots.

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Spoon Carving Workshop
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to make some beautiful spoons to take home and use! In this workshop students will learn to carve a spoon from kiln dried wood - using a plethora of hand tools.

Spoon carving is a great introduction to gain carving experience and pick up some woodworking skills while requiring relatively few tools. This two day (and an evening) workshop will focus on safe carving techniques to give students the confidence to carve more spoons at home and create a foundation for carving other objects.

All materials will be provided and no experience is required.

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Turn a Bowl
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Turn a Bowl

Learn to make a simple wooden bowl on a lathe in this weekend+ workshop. Safe use of the lathe will be emphasized as students learn about the lathe, tools, and basic bowl turning techniques. Students will turn - rough out, shape, sand, and finish - a bowl to take home and use. Students are provided with personal safety equipment, a dedicated lathe and use of tools during the workshop.

This weekend primer will cover the basics of turning a bowl on a wood lathe.  Students will learn the essential skills required to turn bowls - allowing students to continue with the craft and learn more advanced techniques.  Students will learn about the lathe, turning tools, sharpening, chucking methods and basic techniques to manipulate a turning blank.

Materials will be provided.  No experience necessary. Workshop is limited to four spots.

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Spoon Carving Workshop
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to make some beautiful spoons to take home and use! In this workshop students will learn to carve a spoon from kiln dried wood - using a plethora of hand tools.

Spoon carving is a great introduction to gain carving experience and pick up some woodworking skills while requiring relatively few tools. This two day (and an evening) workshop will focus on safe carving techniques to give students the confidence to carve more spoons at home and create a foundation for carving other objects.

All materials will be provided and no experience is required.

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Friends of OCAC Summer Picnic
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Friends of OCAC Summer Picnic

Join us on International Friendship Day for a potluck picnic full of food, fun, and excellent friends. Catch up with the community while enjoying a cool drink under a shady tree at the lovely new Zornado studio in St. John’s. No one can say artists don’t throw good parties!

Friends, family, and friendly dogs welcome. There is a grill available for any aspiring grillmasters. BYOB. Bring a tote, t-shirt, or something else to screenprint! We’ll have a community networking table, so bring any business cards, brochures, flyers, etc you’d like to share.

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