Holiday Hours

The OCAC Library will be open on December 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 to 5:00 as usual. We will be closed, along with the rest of the OCAC campus, from December 24th to January 4th. The library will reopen on Monday, January 5th. Have a warm and wonderful winter holiday, everybody! We’ll see you next year.


MFA AC+D Winter Exhibition – TONIGHT!


Please join the MFA AC+D Community for our Annual All Student Winter Exhibition!


An Optimistic Exhibition of Works In Progress


421 NE 10th Ave

This Could Fail. It can be said of most attempts at greatness in this world, but we choose to see this as a rallying cry. An uncommon call to action.

We are the students of the Applied Craft + Design Program and we are experts in the uncommon. Combining skills in fields as varied as science, dance, graphic design, software engineering, wood, metals, fiber and more with design thinking and design doing, we seek to discover unexpected and surprising solutions both inclusive and exclusive. We follow no prescribed road maps, we investigate ideas, we test concepts and then test again. With such a rigorous practice, failure is always a possibility but when it happens we choose to embrace it, learn from it and let it drive us. To us: Failure is Motivation.

So, we invite you to come and contemplate this theory with us at our annual Works In Progress Winter Show. Featuring everything from collaborative explorations to single-minded inquiries, the show is sure to be a stimulating experience. And you don’t want to miss this exclusive access to our awe inspiring warehouse studio space. We hope to see you there.

The MFA in Applied Craft + Design program is a joint program between OCAC and PNCA.

Bison Building | 421 NE 10th Ave | Portland, OR | 97232

Artstor adds faculty collection from the Oregon College of Art and Craft

The Artstor Blog

artstor_logo_rgbArtstor and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) are collaborating to release approximately 300 images of art from their faculty collection in the Digital Library.

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 200 students who pursue full-time BFA, MFA, or certificate degree programs, in addition to the 2,500 students enrolled annually in youth and adult programs. Students at OCAC are encouraged to work across the full range of its specialized facilities in the seven studio areas that comprise Craft at the school. The hands-on, studio-based approach to learning – one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand – is enhanced by a robust, integrated liberal arts component that prepares graduates to become creative and informed makers and thinkers eager to interact with…

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