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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.


OCAF Seeking Volunteer Gallery Director

OCAF's long-time Gallery Director, Charles Warnock, is now OCAF's Programs Assistant and is giving up his volunteer duties as Gallery Director.  We are now looking for a Volunteer to take on this important role. If you are interested in learning about this part-time volunteer position please click here for the job description/contact form. 


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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.

OCAF is located at 34 School Street in Historic Watkinsville Georgia.

Mission: The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. (OCAF) promotes cultural arts and artists, and provides art education to the citizens of Oconee County and the northeast Georgia area.

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.

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OCAF Members Exhibit

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibit: June 3 through July 8, 2016

Always an OCAF favorite, this annual exhibit showcases the talent and wide diversity of artwork created by our members.
Applications now available (click here).
Submission drop-off date: Saturday, May 21, 10am to 4pm
For more info on Membership & link to application, click here.

Art Classes & Workshops

Click Each Catergory Link Below for More Info.



New Class Open for Registration! 
Class is designed to give students the opportunity to paint at their own level with personalized instruction. Students should have previous experience with basic watercolor techniques.
 New workshops coming in May. Sign up on the Wait Lists to be notified when registraton opens. 
 Learn basic techniques, design & use of other materials to enhance &/or repair watercolor paintings. A fun & relaxed class!

Sign up on the Techniques Wait List to be notified when registration opens.
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. 
Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.


Mixed Media 

with Susan Pelham
Now Open for Registration 
Join Susan in the fun of creating collage by making your own personal collage inspired by, and illustrating elements from, childhood songs relating to animals. Suitable for young children as well as adults. Open to ages 3+ (under 8 must attend with an adult). All skill levels welcome. 




Metal Work / Jewelry

Workshop has ended. Sign up on Wait List
Learn basic jewelry and metalsmithing techniques to create your own Flower Jewelry Ensemble. 

With Barbara Mann   
Learn the ancient technique of Cuttlebone casting! Barbara Mann, a renowned metal and jewelry artist and teacher extraordinaire, will provide students with the skills and inspiration to craft their own beautiful jewelry and other artistic objects.

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.

Paintin & Drawing

Painting & Drawing

New workshops coming in May. Sign up on Wait List.  
In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. 
With Charles Warnock
Session Full. Sign up on Wait List.
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.   
Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists. 

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Beyond Memoir
with Dana Wildsmith
Workshop has ended. Sign up on Wait List.  
Focus on the facts of your life to create stories, poems and essays which move beyond merely recording family stories. Suitable for writers of all levels.  

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


Come learn the basics or improve your skills. Students will work at their own pace in this easy-going studio atmosphere.
with Jenna Johnson
Learn the basics or improve & expand your wheel throwing & design techniques. Students will work at their own pace in this easy-going studio atmosphere.   
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. 



New Workshops Coming in May 2016!
Students will create unique sculptures using mixed media materials.
With Jean Westmacott
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
Classes are in session. Sign up on the Wait List for future classes. 
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.

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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