OCAF Seeking Gallery Director

OCAF is now looking for an individual to take on the important role of Gallery Director. If you are interested in learning about this part-time position please click HERE for the job description/application form. 

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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.

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This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.

GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.




Exploring the Earth with Maria Moody

Sign-up on Wait List to be notified when registration opens!

Dates: Will be offered again to start in Sept 2018 

Days & Time: First Saturday of each Month, 9am to 12pm

Length of Class: 9 Sessions / 3 Hours each Session

Class Fee (Total for all sessions): OCAF Members - $300.00
                                                           Non-members - $310.00
Ages: Children 5 to 10

Description: Exploring the Earth is a visual and performing arts STEAM** program for kids ages 5-10 which strives to foster a lifelong appreciation and connection with the arts, nature, science and cultural traditions of our world.

During each session, children will explore a different continent or portion of a continent. They will learn about cultural traditions, play games, perform plays, create artwork, perform science experiments, participate in wildlife and environmental studies and complete engineering challenges associated with each unique region.

For more information on Exploring the Earth and its curriculum visit

**Definition of STEAM Education (from the website, 

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things.

STEAM = Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.



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Maria Moody taught K-3 Special Education for 4 years at Chase Street Elementary School in Athens, Ga. She is an alumni of Teach For America during which she taught 6th graders at Lewis and Clarke Middle school for two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a certified Georgia Educator in all content areas for General and Special Education P-5. Maria has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from University of Georgia. She previously taught Dance at Oconee Cultural Arts Summer Camp and in 2013 she created and led "Seeds of the Earth Summer Camp" at the intentional community of Earthsong in Athens, Ga.





Poster Printing with Wood Type

Instructor: Margot Ecke

Great Class for Families!
Registration Now Open for October 2017

Date: October 14, 2017

Day & Time: Saturday, 2pm to 5pm

Length of Class: 3 Hours

Class Fee: Adult OCAF Members - $50 per Adult
                  Adult Non-members - $60 per Adult
                  Children - $20 per Child

Materials Fee: $5 per person (Payable at beginning of class)

Student Materials List: Required - Apron

Ages: Adult 18+
           Children Ages 6 to 17 with an Adult

Skill Level: All

Class Description: Have you ever wanted to print your own posters? Are you interested in learning about letter press printing and wood type? This family friendly class encourages students to create their own posters, which they will design using wood type and print on old-fashioned letterpress sign poster. Ink and paper will be provided and each participant will leave with multiple printed posters. Instructor will also give a brief introduciton to the history of letterpress poster printing.



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Margot Ecke is the owner of Smokey Road Press. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Cornell University. She received a Professional Printing Certificate from the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico and completed her training by earning her Diploma in Bookbinding at the North Bennett Street School in Boston. Margot was the Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts at Wells College in Aurora, New York from 2004-2006, and has taught workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the North Bennet Street School and the Ink Shop. She was an Assistant Professor of Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of Georgia from 2006-2009. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally.




Previous Classes



Drawing, Pastels, Painting, Sculpture & Watercolor

Series of One Day Workshops with Cameron Hampton


These are now open to children 10 years old and older. Each Workshop is on a Saturday and runs from 10am - 2pm. Find out more information on our Painting & Drawing webpage (click here), Sculpture webpage (click here), & Watercolor webpage (click here). 




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

Registration Now Open!

Dates: September 3 thru September 24, 2016

Day / Times: Saturdays, 9am to 1pm

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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Alan 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


Workshops for teens to explore their artistic creativity

Relate and Create is designed to offer teens, AGES 12 TO 18, who want to extend their art education beyond the classroom, the opportunity to explore different media while studying under accomplished artists in each medium. Each of the one week sessions will focus on a different aspect of the visual arts - drawing, sculpture, and painting. Find out more on our Relate & Create webpage by clicking here.

Summer Art Camp 

Summer Camp is designed & intended for children ages 5-12 who have a keen interest in art and want to learn more about how to be creative. Emphasis is on your child learning different techniques and creating one of a kind works of art that they will be proud to share and display. Each two week session consists of one week in the Pottey studio and one week in the Painting & Drawing studio. For more information on Summer Art Camp click here.


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