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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.

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OCAF Seeking Part-time Program Assistant

OCAF is now looking for a part-time Program Assistant to join the OCAF Staff. If you are interested in learning about this part-time position please click here for the job description/application form. 

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OCAF Seeking Volunteer Gallery Director

OCAF is now looking for a Volunteer to take on the important role of Gallery Director. If you are interested in learning about this part-time volunteer position please click here for the job description/contact form. 


SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER FOR PERSPECTIVES 2016

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Georgia Small Works Applications Now Available!

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To view & print the Georgia Small Works 2016 prospectus and exhibit submssion form, click HERE!

OCAF

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.

Click on the Event Title for more information

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Perspectives 2016

Opening Gala: Friday, August 26, 6pm to 9pm
Exhibits, Etc: August 27 - September 14, 10am - 5pm

The Annual Perspectives pottery event is one of the premier and largest pottery events in the region and is, once again, a Southeast Tourism Society Top20 Event!

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Artists & Art Appreciators 
Mark your calendar for this!
Re-Purposed, Like-New
Frame Sale! 
One Day Only 
Saturday, Sept 24th
10 AM - 3 PM
at OCAF's School Street Studios building
100% of sales to benefit OCAF! 

Professional framer Ted Saylor, owner of Creative Custom Framing, and our award winning watercolor instructor Kie Johnson have generously donated gently used frames to this fundraiser. Many are archival, and include a matt, glass and backing board. Bargain shoppers can choose from more than 100 quality frames in a variety of sizes.

Support for OCAF - Great Frames for You - a Win-Win!
Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted
Preview and advance sales will not be available.

 

Art Classes & Workshops


Click Each Catergory Link Below for More Info.

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Watercolor

Now Open for Registration!
 Class explores how to use value contrasts & color mixtures with multiple possibilities. Students should have knowledge of basic watercolor techniques.

Workshops Now Open for Registration! 
 Learn basic techniques, design & use of other materials to enhance &/or repair watercolor paintings. A fun & relaxed class!

Workshop Now Open for Registration!
Focus of  this 3 session  workshop will be on rendering birds in watercolor with specific emphasis on feathers, anatomy and light. 
Click here to see previous classes and to sign-up on Wait Lists.


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Metal Work / Jewelry

Now Open for Registration!
Come make your own one-of-a-kind buttons to add an extra special finishing touch to knitted/crochet items, cards/books/journals, clothing, tote bags, etc. The possibilities are endless!

With Barbara Mann   
Now Open for Registration! 
 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.


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Painting & Drawing

With Robert Alan Black
Now Open for Registration!
Every one of us can draw & cartoon. Class is designed to help you create your own characters, panels & strips and capture your own humor in your drawings. Open to all skill levels & ages 9 to adult. 
Workshops Now Open for Registration!
In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques.

With Charles Warnock
Registration Now Open for August 2016
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.   
With Abner Cope
Registration Now Open!
Open to all skill levels, class is designed to enhance skills in drawing portraits, which have a positive impact on portrait painting. Instruction will be based on demonstrations, discussions, & individual critiques.

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.


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"Form & Surface" with Kevin Snipes
WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY INSTRUCTOR DUE TO HEALTH REASONS 
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Class is full! Sign up on the Wait List to be notified of future classes
Learn the basics or improve & expand your wheel throwing & design techniques. Students will work at their own pace in this easy-going studio atmosphere.
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Now Open for Registration!
 Have you wanted to try your hand at pottery but were a bit intimidated at the thought of wheelthrowing? Have you tried or mastered wheelthrowing and want to expand your skills into other forms of pottery building? This class might be just the thing for you!  
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. 


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With Jean Westmacott
Now Open for Registration! 
Beginning portrait sculpture class will introduce students to the forms, proportions and expressive possibilities in sculpting pet portraits out of clay. Students will work from photographs of their best friend - whether that's a cat, dog, horse or iguana.

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


Performing Arts

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.
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