Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
ART EXPLORATION: Classes & Workshops
"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly."
- Claude Monet
Always among the highest expression of every culture, the arts teach us much about every historical period through its literature, visual arts, music, dance, and drama. Today it is recognized that to be truly well educated one must not only learn to appreciate the arts, but must have rich opportunities to actively participate in creative work. The arts are languages that most people speak, cutting through individual differences in culture, educational background, and ability. They can bring every subject to life and turn abstractions into concrete reality. Learning through the arts often results in greater academic achievement and higher test scores
A major aspect of our mission here at OCAF is arts education. Our dynamic community of practice is where visual arts teachers, students, and artists come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential. We face an immense challenge to prepare all students, both young and old for the 21st century with rigorous and relevant art education
Please look over the classes and workshops offered on the drop down menu above. A Registration Form must be completed for each class you enroll to at OCAF. Please be sure to fill out the form in full and bring it with the tuition to the OCAF offices during office hours, Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Registration forms are available at the office or online at the link provided below and at the top of each individual art education heading.
Adult Registration Form
OCAF Art Education Policies
All students and parents of students are responsible for reading and complying with all OCAF Art Education Policies
Low Enrollment & Class Cancellation: OCAF reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If a class is canceled, students are eligible for a full refund.
Refunds: Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops, minus a 30% processing fee for dropped classes or workshops. Students are responsible for notifying the OCAF staff if they wish to drop a class or workshop. Notifications must be made at least one week in advance for regular classes and 3 weeks in advance for Summer Camps, to receive a refund. If a class or workshop is dropped after the deadline, no refunds will be given (exceptions will be made for documented medical reasons with a physicians note).
Unclaimed Materials and Artwork: Any personal artwork or art related materials left at OCAF over 30 days from the end of classes (without making arrangements with the OCAF staff) will become property of OCAF or may be disposed of.
Student Responsibilities: All students and participants at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation are responsible for exercising behavior which is consistent with the aims of the instructor or open studio sessions that ensures a good learning environment for everyone. Students or participants that repeatedly exercise disruptive behavior that runs counter to these aims will be asked to leave the class. Chronic disruptive behavior or noncompliance with stated requirements of the instructor or open studio rules of conduct will result in expulsion from the class/workshop or open studio program and no refunds will be issued.