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Please Donate to OCAF's Capital Campaign

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Your tax deductible donation will help us to enhance our facilities and continue our mission of supporting art related programs for artists and residents of Georgia.

Click here to learn more about our Capital Campaign.
SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER FOR PERSPECTIVES 2015

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Georgia Small Works Applications Now Available!

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To view & print the Georgia Small Works 2015 prospectus and exhibit submssion form, click HERE!

OCAF

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation:

Office & Gallery Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday- Saturday

Large groups are welcome! After hours appointments available for gallery exhibits.
To schedule a visit call 706-769-4565 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
OCAF is located at 34 School Street in Historic Watkinsville Georgia.


The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity that is not supported by tax dollars of any kind. All of our programs are open to the public regardless of what county they live in. OCAF members receive valuable discounts on classes, workshops and special events. Although membership is suggested it is not required.

Current and Upcoming Events & Exhibits

All exhibition opening receptions are open to the public.

Click on the Event Title for more information

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Opening Reception: Friday, August 28, 6pm to 9pm
Close: September 16, 2015

PERSPECTIVES is one of the premier and largest pottery events in the region, showcasing the works of 50 Georgia potters and well over 5000 pieces of beautiful pottery for sale. In addition PERSPECTIVES offers 3 exhibits,  a workshop, and pottery demonstrations. This is an event you won’t want to miss! 

 

Perspectives Volunteer Opportunities Now Available! volunteerspot


 

 

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SAVE THE DATES: (click on Event title for more info)


October 9 - November 13, 2015
Applications Now Available (Click Here)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

December 4, 5 & 6, 2015
Applications now Available! (Click Here)

Saturday, December 12, 2015



Art Classes & Workshops

Click Each Catergory Link Below for More Info.


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Art After School Workshops 
Registration Now Open! 

OCAF's newest offering! A six week series of after school art workshops for kids ages 5 to 12. Each session offers a different project and runs Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:30pm to 5:30 pm.


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Watercolor

Cameron Hampton Workshop Series:
New Workshops Coming Soon!
Learn basic techniques, design & use of other materials to enhance &/or repair watercolor paintings. A fun & relaxed class!

Class is Full! Sign up on the Techniques Wait List
Kie is a long-time instructor at OCAF and a wonderful artist! Join her in this class designed to provide both beginning and intermediate student essential skills for becoming a successful watercolorist.
Workshop with Kie Johnson
Registration now open !  
This fast paced and fun workshop is all about how to develop your painting using various layers of transparent watercolor to create successful and luminous watercolors.  Kie will provide both group demonstrations as well as on-on-one time with students.
Registration now open for January 2015!    
In this 5 day workshop Jeannie will share many aspects of her art through versatile projects and extended experimentation. Students will be encouraged to discover the freedom of intuitive painting and go beyond illustration to create paintings worthy of exhibition. Each day begins with a demos pertaining to the day’s project and artists receive plenty of personal attention and painting time throughout each day.

Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.


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Metal Work / Jewelry

Ceramic Beadmaking I
Ceramic Beadmaking II
With Glenn Josey 
Registration Now Open!  
 Learn how to construct and glaze ceramic beads and how to make them into jewelry. Beadmaking I covers basic shapes. Beadmaking II covers advanced beads of various shapes and sizes. No pottery experience required!

Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.


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Painting & Drawing

Versatile Drawing Methods
With Cameron Hampton
Registration Now Open!

Open to all skill levels. For those who think they can only draw stick figures to those who are experienced draftsmen, illustrators & graphic artists, this is the class for you! This 6 week course covers the basics as well as different mediums from the traditional to non-traditional. 


Cameron Hampton Workshop Series:
New Workshops Coming Soon!
In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. 
With Charles Warnock
Registration Now Open!
Back by popular demand! Our very own Gallery Director, Charles Warnock, provides individual assistance and advice on oils & acrylics in this open studio format class.   
With Abner Cope
Registration Now Open!  
Working from a live model, Mr. Cope will use demonstrations, discussions, and individual critiques to help each artist enhance their skills in painting portraits. All skill levels welcomed.


Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists. 

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with Wally Eberhard
Registration Now Open!  
Course will teach the basics of writing columns, editorials, "op-ed" pieces, and blogs. It will also cover what editors expect and how to establish yourself as a regular columnist.  

Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.


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Perspectives 2015 Pottery Workshop
with Akira Satake
Registration Now Open!   
Akira Satake will demonstrate handbuilding & throwing techniques and teach students how to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world. He will also share his experience & knowledge in a discussion of the Japanese aesthetic. 
Ceramic Beadmaking I
Ceramic Beadmaking II
With Glenn Josey 
Registration Now Open!  
 Learn how to construct and glaze ceramic beads and how to make them into jewelry. Beadmaking I covers basic shapes. Beadmaking II covers advanced beads of various shapes and sizes. No pottery experience required!
with Jenna Johnson
Class is Full! Sign up on the Pottery Wait List 
Learn the basics or improve & expand your wheel throwing & design techniques. Students will work at their own pace in this easy-going studio atmosphere. 
with Jenna Johnson
Registration Now Open!  
Take your pots to the next level! Learn new glazing techniques that will enhance color and surface and allow you to spice up your favorite Cone 6 glazes through reduction firing in our gas kiln. For students with pottery experience.    
Pottery Open Studio
Open studio time is available for adults who have previous experience in OCAF ceramics classes or other ceramics studios. Days & hours: change from week to week.
Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists. 


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Sculpture

New Workshops Coming Soon!
Students will create unique sculptures using mixed media materials.
With Jean Westmacott
Registration Now Open!  
Class will introduce students to the forms, proportions and expressive possibilities in shaping the human head. Taught by Jean Westmacott, the renowned sculptor of the Athena statue installed in front of the Classic Center!
Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.


Performing Arts
Registration Now Open!  
3 levels available:
  • Beginner: designed for teaching the basics of playing the bagpipes
  • Intermediate A: for students that have completed the Beginning Class or able to read music and are working on embellishments and basic tunes on the practice chanter.
  • Intermediate B: for students that have completed the Beginning Class and Intermediate Class A or have required skills and are ready to play the bagpipes.


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Collage / Mixed Media

 

Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.



Please be sure to check back as new classes & workshops will be added to our Art Education page in the coming weeks.
 
 
For questions about these or other classes/events at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, please contact us directly by using the information provided below.
 
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
Address: 34 School Street
Mailing address: P.O. Box 631
Watkinsville GA, 30677
Phone# 706-769-4565
Fax# 888-804-6581
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