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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.
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.

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

All exhibitions open to the public the evening of the opening reception.

Click on the Event Title for more information



April 11 – May 9, 2014

The 2014 Southworks Juried Art Exhibition is a national juried art exhibition that OCAF has been holding for years. Since its inception, it has been one of the premier art exhibitions in the region. In addition, yhis year's Directors Choice exhibit showcases selected works by Ron Meyers and Rich Panico.



May 30 - July 11, 2014
Reception: Friday May 30, 6-8 PM

 All OCAF Members 16 & older are encouraged to enter their artwork in our Annual Members' Exhibition regardless of their skill level. Drop-off date for works being submitted is Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10am - 4pm. For Prospectus & printable application click here

Summer Art Camp


OCAF Summer Art Camp 2014

Session III is Full! Sign up now for Session I & Session II

Open to children ages 5 to 12.

Summer Art Camp is designed and intended for children who have a keen interest in art and want to learn more about how to be creative. Emphasis will be for your child to learn different techniques and create one of a kind works of art that they will be proud to share and display Each 2 Week session includes one week in the pottery studio and one week in the painting & drawing studio.

Art Classes & Workshops

Click Each Catergory Link Below for More Info!





Literary Arts

Beyond Memoir with Dana Wildsmith
Registration Now Open

Learn how to focus on the facts of your life to create stories, poems and essays which move beyond merely recording family stories.

Workshop will run 2 days: Saturday, June 21 & 28, 2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon each Saturday


Watercolor Classes with Kie Johnson:    
  •  Techniques in Watercolor (Beginning & Intermediate Students) Class is in progress - register for Waiting List
  • Intermediate Watercolor (Intermediate & Advanced Students)  Class is in progress - register for Waiting List    
Mondays, April 9 through May 21.  

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.

Pinch-pots and Other Disruptive Technologies
A Clay Handbuilding Demonstration with  Instructor Rich Panico
Registration Now Open!

One of Art's function is to help us "see" the necessity of abandoning beliefs and ways of being that no longer serve or have become harmful. What could be more retro and usefully insane than making pinch pots and using other disruptive hand building technique to playfully explore the world of clay. Join Rich for  an afternoon demonstration of building pinch pot birds, creatures and bottles.

Wheel Throwing for Beginners
with Louise Robertson & Phyllis Palmer     
Registration Now Open!

If you have ever wondered if you would enjoy the art of pottery, this is the class for you! This six-week intensive course for beginners will cover pottery basics and introduce you to the joy of throwing pottery on the wheel. Cups, bowls, saucers, and other utilitarian forms will be covered. Come prepared to get dirty and have fun! 

Paintin & Drawing

Painting, Drawing & Sculpture 

Cameron Hampton Workshop Series
(Pastels, Drawing, Mixed Media & Multi-Media Sculpture)
Mixed Media Workshops Now Open! More to Come!
In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. Saturdays 10am to 2pm - Sign-up for as many Sessions as you like! (Separate Fee For Each Session). New sessions to be offered soon - Please check back for new schedule.

Painting Flowers: Techniques & Exercises Workshop   
with Charles Warnock
Registration Now Open!
Workshop is designed around demonstrations and exercises to help students learn the techniques utilized in the painting of flowers. Techniques can be done either in oils or acrylics. (For intermediate and advanced artists). 

Painting with Charles  
with Charles Warnock   Class is in progress - register for Waiting List
Charles teaches oils and acrylics in an Open Studio Format.  Fridays, 10am - 12pm. (Not for Beginners).

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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