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2017 Geography of We Workbook

Posted on: August 16th, 2017

Click here or on the image below to view our full 2017 Geography of We workbook. 


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Teacher Training Symposium

Posted on: March 24th, 2015


Caldera is offering a unique professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers in Central Oregon and Portland on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Our Teacher Training Symposium brings Arts Integration Specialists and Instructors to Caldera  to teach workshops on arts instruction along with techniques for teaching and integrating the arts with science, history, English, technology, and math.


Workshop classes in photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and animation will be taught by Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) and Hollywood Theatre faculty on Saturday. On Sunday, Arts Integration Specialists, Perrin Boyd and Kit Stafford, will facilitate arts integration sessions. Continuing education credits are available through OSU – Cascade Campus and OCAC is offering participants 25% off their classes. 


Meals, workshops, and overnight accommodations are available free of charge. (Preference for overnight accommodations are given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland.) Space is limited so reserve early. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee. If four teachers from the same school register,  the 5th teacher reservation fee is free. To register, please contact Alisha Orefice at 503-937-3062 or by email at Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org


Instructor Bios

Dylan Beck – Ceramics Department Head, OCAC
Dylan Beck is a ceramic artist, sculptor, and educator. He studied sculpture and ceramics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Upon receiving his BFA in Ceramics, he was awarded a Post Baccalaureate Fellowship at Illinois State University. In 2006, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Tyler School of Art, Temple University for graduate school where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. Beck’s research focuses on the built environment, including concepts dealing with urban development, the information infrastructure, and the economic, social, and psychological effects of living in a super-modern world.


Emily Nachison – Fibers Department Head, OCAC
Emily Nachison is a multi-media artist. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. Nachison has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in multiple group shows across the country. In 2013 she received an Artistic Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon.


Michelle Ross – Drawing and Painting Department Head, OCAC
Michelle Ross received her MFA in painting and drawing from Washington State University, Pullman, in 1994, and her BFA in painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, in 1987. Her work is concerned with the placement and effect of fragments. Interested in a physical response to form, color and space she operates with the premise that certain arrangements of these simple elements can evoke clearly felt and understood experiences beyond language. Distance, proximity, isolation and repetitive structures of order are utilized as both comforting and alienating. She is convinced that these experiences can be socially powerful and that painting can be a sign, a reminder of this.

Her work has been exhibited and curated in print around the United States and in Europe, including by Jennifer Blessing at the Guggenheim, New York; Lowery Sims, of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Jessica Morgan at the Tate, London, the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon; Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; Rome International University, Italy; and Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, Italy; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; and Vermont Studio Center, among others. Ross has received numerous grants and honors, including an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship; a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant; an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant; and a Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Juror’s Award. She is a professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland. Ross is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.


Mark Rupert
 – Photography Department Head, OCAC
Mark Rupert holds a BFA from Ohio University and an MFA from the University of Oregon. Mark was awarded an OCAC faculty artist residency for the summer of 2005 to continue his examination of contemporary human interaction with the landscape through the use of historic photographic equipment and processes.


Taylor Neitzke – Hollywood Theatre
Taylor Neitzke is a multimedia educator and visual artist. As an educator her mission is to offer the artistic process as a tool for young people to connect to themselves, one another and their community. Her passion for amplifying youth voices led her to the Hollywood Theatre, where she manages educational programming and develops art integration curricula and resources. She co-created the Stories in Movement program which received national recognition in the New York Times. She has taught at various schools and institutions in the Portland area including the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home, Catlin Gable School and Open Meadow Schools. An alumnus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Neitzke holds a BFA with a focus in Intermedia. Her experimental films have screened in numerous Portland locations including BoomBap and the Clinton Street Theatre. 


Ryan Woodring – Hollywood Theatre
Ryan Woodring is a visual effects artist who packed his life into a car in 2013 to move from Pittsburgh to Portland in order to work on Laika’s “The Boxtrolls.” His own artwork, which he shows in galleries both locally and nationally, is inspired by his career in the film and animation industry.  Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ryan attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated with Time-Based Art and French Studies degrees in 2010. 


Perrin Boyd – Arts Integration Specialist with focus in theatre arts
Perrin Boyd utilizes her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her experience as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to provide quality educational experiences. Perrin excels at curriculum collaborations, new projects that allow the teachers, the students and her to grow. Her passion is enabling children to realize their creative potential in an environment rich with diverse learning opportunities.


Kit Stafford – Arts Integration Specialist and artist, writer, dancer, and teacher of creative arts (all disciplines) 
Kit Stafford hosts a vast variety of collaborative projects that bring community together. At Sisters Middle School she teaches Americana classes which are a rich combination of studies, from guitar playing and songwriting to quilting, pottery, painting, baking and exploring folk arts of early American times. ARTS Discovery is a program she offers for underserved middle school youth. Her students experience many forms of art through hands-on workshops where they are directed toward becoming leaders in their own very challenging lives. Kit also directs Camp Sunrise, a Hospice camp for grieving children. She is deeply involved in work with the Sisters Folk Festival, including its educational outreach and community celebrations.


March 2015 Open Studios

Posted on: January 12th, 2015


To read about our March 2015 Artists in Residence, click here and share our Facebook event page with your friends! 



Caldera’s March 2013 Open Studio

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

Caldera’s March 2013 Open Studio
March 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

On Saturday, March 23, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm our March 2013 Artists in Residence will open their studios and share the work they have created during their month-long residences at Caldera’s Arts Center.

March 2013 artists include: Hayley Barker, Lydia Conklin, Craig Goodworth, Jeff Leake, and Karen Yates

Artists will begin leading their studio tours at 1:20.

Caldera Arts Center Address: 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR

To reach Caldera: take Highway 20 to the Suttle Lake turnoff (13 miles west of Sisters, just west of Black Butte Ranch), follow the road 2 miles to the to the Caldera gate and through to the Arts Center.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Quinn at 541-610-9662 or Elizabeth.Quinn@calderaarts.org.


Life in Focus – Central Oregon Student Film Showcase

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

Life in Focus – Central Oregon Student Film Showcase
June 15, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for our Central Oregon Student Film Showcase. For the past year, students have been learning film making both at camp and during the school year. Come and share in our students’ unique perspectives and see what they have accomplished!

Doors open at 6:30pm
Screening begins at 7:00pm.

Free and open to the public. RSVP by clicking on the Eventbrite button below before June 10th.  Space is limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.

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June First Thursday End of Year Student Art Exhibition at Wieden + Kennedy

Posted on: May 20th, 2012

Come out and celebrate the end of the school year, the beginning of summer, and our talented students! Join us at Wieden + Kennedy from 5:30 – 8pm on Thursday, June 7, 2012 for our End of Year Student Art Exhibition showcasing art that Caldera youth have created over the past year.

We’re looking forward to seeing you! Let us know you’re coming and tell your friends on facebook by visiting our facebook event page here. If you can’t make it on the 7th, feel free to come visit the exhibition another time before June 26, 2012.



Life in Focus – Portland Student Film Showcase

Posted on: May 19th, 2012

Life in Focus – Portland Student Film Showcase
June 1, 2012 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our Portland Student Film Showcase. For the past year, students have been learning film making both at camp and during the school year. Come and share in our students’ unique perspectives and see what they have accomplished!

Doors open at 5:30pm
Screening begins at 6:00pm.

Free and open to the public. RSVP by clicking on the Eventbrite button below before May 28th.  Space is limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.  Please note that the Rose Festival will be going on during this time and parking will be limited.  We encourage you to take public transportation!

Eventbrite - Life in Focus - Caldera Portland Student Film Showcase

2011 Stories of Change Luncheon

Posted on: September 13th, 2011

2011 Stories of Change
November 3, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Portland Art Museum

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Caldera Chai with Steven Smith Teamaker

Posted on: December 31st, 2010


TWIST, Caldera, and Steven Smith Teamaker came together in spring 2010 for a unique workshop as a part of Caldera’s Creative Industry Partner Initiative. A group of Caldera high school students from Central Oregon and Portland worked closely with teamaker Steven Smith to design a unique Caldera Chai blend.

The students each created their own blend of chai, using various black teas and spices. They then conducted a secret taste test to find the blend they liked best. The final formula (concocted by student, IDK) became the signature “Caldera Chai” blend. After the workshop, Steven re-created the blend for a limited 100-box series. The students and the Smith Teamaker team packaged all of the tea that was sold at TWIST. 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of Caldera Chai was donated back to support Caldera!

Below is a short film about the production of Caldera Chai.