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PAINTING & DRAWING


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Painting with Charles  

Registration Now Open for March 2017!

Dates: March 10 thru April 28, 2017 (No class on March 17)
Day: Fridays

Times: Morning Classs - 10am to 12pm
            Afternoon Class - 1pm to 3pm

Length of Class: 7 classes / 2 hours each class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $120.00
Non-members - $140.00

Materials List: Download/print here or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request

Age: 18+

Skill Level: NOT FOR BRAND NEW PAINTERS!: Must have basic painting skills / knowledge


Back by popular demand, Charles Warnock is once again offering his open studio format class in oils and acrylics. Charles will provide individual assistance and advice while Students work on subjects of their own choice. There will not be still life set-ups as subject matter. This class is for those with painting experience.

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Charles Warnock was born the second son of a Southern Baptist minister in the town of Soperton, Georgia.  He graduated high school from Stevens County High in Toccoa, Georgia in 1976.  In 1979, he entered the Air Force where he worked as an engineer for the next twenty years.  Upon retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Warnock attended the University of Georgia where he received his Master’s Degree in Drawing and Painting in 2003.

Mr. Warnock is a long-time instructor at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation and the previous Gallery Director.  He is proficient in both oil and acrylic techniques and has produced numerous paintings.  His primary subject matter has been large floral paintings.

 



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Portrait Painting in Oils  

Instructor: Abner Cope

Registration Now Open for April 2017!

Dates: April 1 - May 13, 2017
New Day & Time!
Day: Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Length of Class: 7 classes / 3 hours each class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $180.00
                   Non-members - $190.00

Model Fee: $40 (Due on first day of class)

Age: 18+

Skill Level: All, Beginner to Advanced

Materials List:   Download/Print here or email info@ocaf to request

Class is designed to help artists enhance their skills in painting portraits. All skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcomed. While painting from the live model, artists will employ various techniques for developing accurate proportions, and the proper placement of the model on the canvas. Participants will receive instructions on starting the portrait with a solid structural drawing done in monochromatic lines and tones on a stained canvas. 

Color, and how to observe color on the model, will be emphasized. We will utilize a system, using a limited palette that develops the portrait from: the darks in the model; to the middle values; and then to the lights in the model.

Instruction will be based on demonstrations, discussions, and individual critiques.

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acopeAbner A. Cope received his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. in 1974. In 1980 he received his Masters of Fine Arts in drawing from Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor Michigan. Abner was an Associate Professor of Art at Central State University, Wilberforce, OH where he taught for 30 years. During his tenure at Central State University Abner taught beginning through advanced drawing and painting courses, with an emphasis on the figure. He also taught drawing and painting classes at the University of Dayton (Dayton, OH), Clarke State University (Springfield, OH), Wilberforce University (Wilberforce,  OH), Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH), The Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH), and Riverbend Art Center (Dayton, OH).

During the past twenty (20) years or so, Abner Cope has received numerous awards for his drawings and paintings in various art contests in Chicago, Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky

Artist’s Statement: I am constantly engaged with artists in Georgia, where I live and paint, and in New York, where I paint and continue to study portrait painting. Both in Georgia, and in New York, many artists have inquired about my teaching portrait painting classes. My reply usually is, “I’ve taught painting and drawing for thirty (30) years), and now I’m ready to focus solely on my work”. However, recently it occurred to me that teaching is an integral part of being an artist. That is, artists have urges to create, to learn, and to share what they have learned.




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Acrylic Portrait Workshop  

With Chantel Barber

Registration Now Open for May 2017!

Dates: May 20 & 21, 2017

Day: Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 4pm

Length of Class: 2 Days / 7 Hours each day (with lunch break)

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $250.00
                   Non-members - $260.00

Materials List: Download/print here or email info@ocaf to request.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This comprehensive two-day workshop is designed to share tips and techniques learned from over twenty-five years of working in the acrylic medium. Chantel’s gentle teaching style will enrich the painting skills of beginners and advanced artists alike as she demonstrates painting the portrait from reference photos, without losing the energy and vitality of working from life.

Students will learn: essential acrylic materials and how to use them, what photographs make the best references for portrait painting, editing (what you leave out is just as important as what you keep in), color mixing tips, and techniques for capturing a likeness. Students will also learn the importance of edges when working in acrylic. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs; however, Chantel will have some on hand if needed.

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Chantel’s passion for art began flourishing at age 12 when she was mentored under local San Diego artists.  She continued to study art, largely self-taught, while living in Newport, Rhode Island and Keflavik, Iceland. While enrolled in a college art course, a fellow student introduced her to acrylic paints, and she soon found it to be a medium dominated by abstract art. But her first love was portraiture for which she found little advice. As she dreamed of perfecting her skills as an acrylic portrait artist, Chantel continued to learn from professional oil painters and translated their teachings into acrylic techniques. All the while, she remained active in local art communities. 

In 2006, Chantel opened her own art business called Chantel's Originals near Memphis Tennessee. Chantel soon benefited from workshops and demonstrations with outstanding artists including Dawn Whitelaw and Michael Shane Neil. Chantel is currently the Tennessee State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and is also a member of The Chestnut Group, and the American Impressionist Society. She is past President of Artists' Link in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Chantel has been featured in solo art shows and has participated in numerous group shows at premiere Memphis venues including the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Her paintings are in private and public collections throughout the United States and overseas. Her work has been published in the Acrylic Artist and American Art Collector magazines. She currently teaches online and regional workshops on acrylic techniques throughout the year. Chantel resides in Bartlett, Tennessee.

For more information about Chantel & to see more of her work click here.

 




Classes & Workshops with

Cameron Hampton:

 

Cameron Hampton Workshop Series

New 2017 Workshops Now Open for Registration

Member Fee: $75 per Session
Non-Member Fee: $85 per Session

Materials: Lists are posted with class descriptions below. 

Maximum: 10 Students per Session

Age/Skill Level: All workshops are open to students 10 years old and up. Skill levels are listed with each class.

Location:
School Street Studios: Painting & Drawing Studio
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677

In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. Classes are taught in a casual studio environment with hands-on demonstrations by the instructor. You can take just one class or all (separate fee for each) as each class will focus on a different medium &/or technique. Cameron will also show various pieces of her own work in progress.

  

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Pastel Workshops: 

New Workshops Now Open for Registration!

Each Session is from 10:00AM to 2:00PM (30 min lunch break included. Please bring a sack lunch.)

DATES:

  •  Saturday, January 7, 2017
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Dates now Available!

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Innovative Pastel Painting

 

A Pastel class for Beginners to Advanced painters.

Learn the basics of pastel painting and the latest pastel materials to use for more dynamic pastel paintings.

Learn about creating values, composition, textures, use complimentry underpainting, setting up a good still life, choosing a good photograph to work from, subject matter, tones, color and the realization of light to create vibrant pastel paintings. Also, students will learn about materials and pastel brands, fixative and framing. Students will be working from photographs and still life. 

MATERIALS NEEDED ARE MINIMAL:
  1. Basic set of pastels
  2. Pad or sheets of pastel paper
  3. Photographs to work from (Teacher will also supply photographs)
  4.   Drawing board
  5. Tabletop easel (optional)
  6. Apron or artist smock (optional)

Cameron will supply some optional art supplies as supplies last. 

Please use button below to go to the class Registration form. Once you have completed the form, hit "Calculate", then "Register. After the "Thank you for Registering" page, if you are not then taken to the PayPal payment page please call the OCAF office at 706-769-4565 to arrange payment via credit card. Please also call our office if you are unable to register online for any reason.

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Drawing Workshops:
   
New 2017 Workshops Now Open for Registration!

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Basic Drawing:

Each Session is from 10:00AM to 2:00PM (30 min lunch break included. Please bring a sack lunch.)

DATES:

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

A Drawing class for Beginners to Advanced students.

Class will cover:Basic drawing skills such as composition, light, textures and how to better choose specific drawing materials for each drawing. Cameron will also demonstrate different traditional drawing techniques such as, crosshatching, blending, stippling, and splattering; she will also cover different drawing mediums from the traditional to the non-traditional like charcoal, ink, graphite, pastel, and watercolor, carbon and also how to achieve textures, the realization of light and how to choose good subject matter.


MATERIALS NEEDED ARE MINIMAL:

  1. Basic set of pencils & charcoal
  2. Eraser (kneaded type preferred) 
  3. Pad or sheets of drawing paper
  4. Photographs to work from (Teacher will also supply photographs)
  5. Drawing board
  6. Tabletop easel (optional)
  7. Apron or artist smock (optional)

Cameron will supply some optional art supplies as supplies last.

Please use button below to go to the class Registration form. Once you have completed the form, hit "Calculate", then "Register. After the "Thank you for Registering" page, if you are not then taken to the PayPal payment page please call the OCAF office at 706-769-4565 to arrange payment via credit card. Please also call our office if you are unable to register online for any reason.

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Zen Drawing:

Each Session is from 10:00AM to 2:00PM (30 min lunch break included. Please bring a sack lunch.)

DATES:

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

A Meditative & Calming Drawing class to Learn How to Center Oneself for Better Creativity

To realize the moment of Zen when drawing, students are encouraged to create repetitive drawing marks or strokes, so that muscle memory can be learned. Once muscle memory is learned, one can create an atmosphere of calm, living in the moment space and then the moment of Zen. This class teaches students to remove obstacles that cloud vision and to look inward for creativity.

Cameron will also go over basic drawing techniques such as stippling, crosshatching and blending. She will also explain different types of charcoal, ink, brushes and papers.


MATERIALS NEEDED ARE MINIMAL:

  1. Charcoal, Round Watercolor or Chinese Ink Brush (about Number 10)
  2.  Pad or sheets of drawing paper
  3.  Photographs to work from (Teacher will also supply photographs)
  4. Drawing board
  5. Tabletop easel (optional)
  6. Apron or artist smock (optional)

Cameron will supply some optional art supplies as supplies last.

Please use button below to go to the class Registration form. Once you have completed the form, hit "Calculate", then "Register. After the "Thank you for Registering" page, if you are not then taken to the PayPal payment page please call the OCAF office at 706-769-4565 to arrange payment via credit card. Please also call our office if you are unable to register online for any reason.

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Cameron Hampton is a Masters Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, earning her Gold Medal in spring 2007. She is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Alabama Pastel Society. She is a painter, photographer, sculptor and illustrator. Hampton attended both Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and The Atlanta College of Art (now The Savannah College of Art and Design) in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, she has studied independently in Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany and Hungary where she lived in 1991-1992. Hampton has works in corporate and private collections throughout the world and starting in 2016 will be showing her work in La Carré Artistes Art Gallery in Utrecht, Netherlands.

To find out more about Cameron & see more of her work click here.

 

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Previous Workshops with Cameron Hampton:

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Painting (Oil & Multi-Media) Workshops:

New Workshops Coming in Spring 2017! Sign up on Cameron’s Wait List

Each Session is from 10:00AM to 2:00PM (30 min lunch break included. Please bring a sack lunch.)

DATES:

  • TBD

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Impasto Oil Painting

 

An Oil Painting class for Beginners to Advanced painters.

 

'Impasto' is a painting technique in which paint is applied very thickly onto a surface allowing the artist to build up layers, creating thick, beautiful textures and glowing light in their work.

 

In this workshop you will learn about oil paint brands, solvents and painting surfaces. You will also learn about creating values, composition, textures and how to build layers with the use of impasto gel & underpainting.

 

 

MATERIALS NEEDED ARE MINIMAL:

  1. Basic set of oils
  2. Assorted brushes
  3. Palette knife
  4. Canvas (any size)
  5. Palette
  6. Tabletop easel (optional)
  7. Photographs to work from (Instructor will also supply photographs)

  

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Drawing Essentials: Start with the Basics

Sign up on Wait List to be notified of future classes.

Dates: TBD

Day: Tuesdays

Times: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Length of Class: 4 classes / 2.5 hours each class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $100.00
Non-members - $110.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials List: Drawing pad (11x14 or larger), set of pencils, eraser (kneaded type preferred), charcoal, drawing board. Optional: Masking tape or clips for drawing pad, table-top easel, apron or smock.

Have you always wanted to be able to draw but don’t know how to move beyond those stick figures you created as a kid? This is the class for you! In Drawing Essentials: Start with the Basics, Cameron will teach basic techniques that will help you get started: Basic drawing tools, composition, perspective, proportions, shading & using a grid. She will also cover use of other materials, both traditional & non-traditional.

Students will be working mainly from photographs (provided by the instructor or students may bring their own). Class is suitable for beginning students but would also be helpful for experienced artists looking for a quick refresher course.

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champtonwc1Cameron Hampton Watercolor Workshops:

New Workshop Coming in Spring 2017!

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Previous Classes:

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Portrait Drawing  

Instructor: Abner Cope

Class has ended. Sign up on Wait List for future classes

Length of Class: 7 classes / 3 hours each class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $160.00
Non-members - $170.00

Model Fee: Based on # of students (Due on second day of class)

Materials List: or email info@ocaf to request

Age: 18+

Skill Level: All Levels

Class is designed to help artists enhance their skills in drawing portraits. Good portrait drawing skills have a positive impact on portrait painting. The class will introduce various techniques for developing accurate proportions, as well as techniques for properly placing the model on the page.

Participants will receive instructions and demonstrations on massing in the general forms of the portrait, and moving toward the specific details that the model presents. We will utilize shading techniques that will emphasize the concept of “starting with a broom, and finishing with a needle”. Various drawing media will be explored while utilizing light to reveal the forms of the model’s face & head.

Instruction will be based on demonstrations, discussions, and individual critiques. All skill levels from beginning to advanced are welcomed.

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If You Can Hold a Pen, Pencil or Crayon, You Can Cartoon  

Instructor: Robert Alan Black, PhD, CSP

Sign-up on Wait List to be notified of future classes

Length of Class: 4 classes / 4 hours each class

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $100.00
Non-members - $110.00

Materials List: Download/Print here or email info@ocaf to request

Ages: 9 to Adult

Skill Level: All

Class Description:

Do you enjoy cartoons? Do you have any favorite cartoons or cartoonists? Have you ever wanted to create your own cartoons? Every one of us can draw and cartoon. Alan has been tracing, copying or creating cartoons since he was about 2 years old and it has always been a fun way for him to capture notes or memories.

The goal in the class is to help you begin to create your own cartoon characters, panels, strips and have fun doing it during each class. Students will focus on cartoons while learning to draw or improve their drawing skills. Class exercises, challenges & one-on-one time will also help you begin to capture your own humor in drawings.

Come have fun cartooning!

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Robert Alan Black has been “wandering” since he was 5 years old, traveling to 49 US states and 93 countries. In the decades of his travels, Alan has looked at life from funny perspectives. Drawing Cartoons, classes in Improv, Clowning, Stand Up Comedy, Storytelling, all those hours in the corners of his classrooms added to many years of exploring Happiness in everyday life and helps him to train others to CREATE or FIND FUNNY.

After completing 4 degrees, including a M.Ed in Guidance and Counseling of Gifted, Talented and Creative Individuals Alan completed his PhD focused on the teaching of creative thinking skills, tools and traits. with Dr. E. Paul Torrance, world famous researcher in measuring and teaching creative thinking.

Since 1976 he has given over 3800 presentations including keynote speeches, workshops, training programs and undergraduate/masters degree courses. He is also an internationally published author & co-author of several books on creativity. For more information on Alan go to www.cre8ng.com.


Please be sure to check back! New classes & workshops are added as they are developed & scheduled.