Classes

NEW 2022 Class Pricing
4-Week Classes: $72 Members | $90 Non-members
6-Week Classes: $110 Members | $130 Non-members
8-Week Classes: $144 Members | $173 Non-members 
Unless otherwise noted.*

Printable form: Class Registration form
or Register and pay online below.

Masking at the Guild is optional

All Classes Have Limited Enrollment.
Fees due 1-week prior to first class to secure your seat!

You may register by mail or in person at the office.
Mail to: OCAG, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732
Please include your phone number and instructor’s name on check memo line.

MAKE SEPARATE CHECKS IF TAKING MORE THAN ONE CLASS OR INCLUDING $50 MEMBERSHIP DUES
Make Checks Payable to: OCAG
Refunds per our NEW REFUND POLICY
Any questions or concerns contact us via our email.

Do Your Own Thing With Instruction 22d

Date: June 8th, 2022 - July 20th, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Minimum 4 / Maximum 10

This Class is for intermediate and advanced students (ages 18 and up) whose work may require a second look. Good art starts in your brain as a concept: how do you approach that blank canvas? What’s the mood of the painting? What’s the medium, are you open to the challenge of a different medium?

In answering those questions, others will arise: Is the drawing correct?, did I consider color harmony and mood? Do I need help with color mixing? Is my focal point clear? Do the values play light against dark? How do line and edges play together? Is there a different way to approach the subject?

Students bring their own materials and reference material. 
Reference material is available as well as a different still life every week
This is a relaxed atmosphere where students encourage each other and enjoy each other’s accomplishments.

Contact Instructor, Carol Colvin

Kids Summer Camp-July Tues AM

Date: July 5th, 2022 - July 26th, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Sea Creatures - draw a self-portrait snorkeling for sea creatures
2. Carousel Animals – paint your favorite animal on a carousel
3. Barnegat Lighthouse – acrylic painting of “Old Barney”, daytime or nighttime
4. Arcade Art – draw your favorite arcade game and design arcade tickets and prizes

Kids Summer Camp-July Tues PM

Date: July 5th, 2022 - July 26th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Sea Creatures - draw a self-portrait snorkeling for sea creatures
2. Carousel Animals – paint your favorite animal on a carousel
3. Barnegat Lighthouse – acrylic painting of “Old Barney”, daytime or nighttime
4. Arcade Art – draw your favorite arcade game and design arcade tickets and prizes

Kids Summer Camp-July Wed AM

Date: July 6th, 2022 - July 27th, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Sea Creatures - draw a self-portrait snorkeling for sea creatures
2. Carousel Animals – paint your favorite animal on a carousel
3. Barnegat Lighthouse – acrylic painting of “Old Barney”, daytime or nighttime
4. Arcade Art – draw your favorite arcade game and design arcade tickets and prizes

Kids Summer Camp-July Wed PM

Date: July 6th, 2022 - July 27th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Sea Creatures - draw a self-portrait snorkeling for sea creatures
2. Carousel Animals – paint your favorite animal on a carousel
3. Barnegat Lighthouse – acrylic painting of “Old Barney”, daytime or nighttime
4. Arcade Art – draw your favorite arcade game and design arcade tickets and prizes

Leona-Thursday Night Watercolor-July

Date: July 7th, 2022 - August 4th, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Thursday evenings: 7/7, 21, 28 & 8/4 (NO CLASS ON 7/14)

This is a creative watercolor class, where we will experiment with color, lines and our Imagination. Watercolor for the pure joy of it will be our central focus, and we’ll learn Color mixing skills and watercolor techniques along the way. 

Great for beginners and anyone who would like to get back to basics and have some fun.

Bring basic watercolor supplies, nothing fancy. Tube watercolors, brushes, palette or mixing tray, paper towels, pencil, container for water ex: large sour cream container/small bucket, masking tape.
If you are just starting out here are some suggestions that you can order from Amazon:

Daniel Smith Essentials Mixing Set Watercolor Paint, 9 Piece   $26.53 
Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 pound, Cold Press, 9"x12"  $18.46  
Mijello Airtight Watercolor 18-Well Blue Palette   $10.50

Watercolor Paper:
Fabriano Studio Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 11 x 14, White : Arts, Crafts & Sewing (amazon.com) 
Fabriano Studio Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 11 x 14, White 50 sheets

Amazon.com: Studio Watercolor Paper 12 Sheet Pad Size: 11" H x 14" W
Fabriano Studio Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 11 x 14, White 12 sheets

Brushes, I’ve been using these in class Great Buy! Sable Brushes $20.99 for 9 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CMKRM4B?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details&th=1
Subject: Sable Brushes
Sable Watercolor Brushes, Fuumuui 9pcs Detail to Mop Kolinsky Sable Brushes Round Pointed Professional Watercolor Brushes Perfect for Watercolor Gouache Acrylic Ink Painting

Loose As a Goose-July

Date: July 11th, 2022 - July 25th, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: On Going

Maximum 12

Instructor: Leona Lavone

Students Choice Watercolors or Acrylics

Three Week Session

This class is designed to encourage students to Loosen Up.

If you are tired of tediously painting every leaf, every hair, every blade of grass,

This is the class for you. I have never ever had a student ask me to help them tighten up. Instead it’s the other way around, “I want to loosen up” “My paintings look too tight”. If you’re saying, yup that’s me…then this is the class for YOU!

 

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or seasoned painter YOU Will Loosen UP!

Through painting exercises targeting your specific needs without sacrificing the integrity of your painting or style.

Come, have fun, no pressure.

Just bring your regular art supplies. Watercolors or Acrylics it’s up to you.

Artful Dodgers Open Studio-Summer22

Date: July 11th, 2022 - August 1st, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

 Class Dates: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1

This is an open session class. Each class is $15, to be paid the evening of the class. 

NOTE: Please contact Kim Cesaretti (Instructor) confirming your attendance by at least 5PM on class day. 
List the class date, your name, email & phone number.

Bring a work in progress or start a new independent project in a positive and supportive learning environment.
          Get unstuck and learn how to reframe limiting beliefs and stinking thinking!
          Work alongside fellow artists, share ideas, get feedback on your work from your peers and an experienced instructor.
          Get the technical assistance you need to achieve success in your work!   

Questions? Contact instructor, Kim Cesaretti

Oils/Acrylics Kim-Summer22

Date: July 11th, 2022 - August 1st, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

Theme:  The Beauty of Water - Capturing Transparency and Reflection 
          Learn how to capture transparency and the beautiful reflections you observe in bodies of water using acrylics or oils on canvas. Students will learn how to select references, compose, sketch, and complete a beautiful painting showcasing the beauty of water.
          All materials (for in-class use) provided for a usage/consumption fee of $25 or you can bring your own if desired.
 

Acrylics/Mixed Media - Painting the Artist Within-Summer22

Date: July 12th, 2022 - August 2nd, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Theme :  Ebb and Flow

          Nature has its ebbs and flows, ups and downs, a rhythm.  Our lives also reflect this ebb and flow.
          Students will reflect on the idea of ebb and flow and how it relates their own life experience.
          Painting and mixed media works will serve as explorations of how they can express their thoughts and feelings visually.
          All materials (for in-class use) provided for a usage/consumption fee of $25 or you can bring your own if desired.

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner-KimMini-A

Date: July 13th, 2022 - July 27th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: On Going

Maximum 12

 This is a three week class
Theme :  Roses
          In the summer everything is "coming up roses"!
          In this mini, focused class, students will learn in simple, easy to follow steps, how to draw and paint roses in watercolor.
          All materials (for in-class use) provided for a usage/consumption fee of $10 or you can bring your own if desired. 

Questions? Contact instructor, Kim Cesaretti

Summer Words and Ink: finding a place on the page for our life experiences-July14

Date: July 14th, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Duration: On Going

This is a single day event

Instructor: Elaina Parsons

Join us at the guild for an all-levels writing class. Let’s aim to unearth summer memories. Everyone is a writer because everyone has memories and souvenirs of summer.

Did you pick peaches from trees? Plant tomatoes in your yard? Sail boats on the shore? Help build a house? Or maybe you simply read your days away on your front porch? Maybe you helped your dad drive the ice cream truck around town or spent your time at sleepaway camp? Maybe you found yourself alone and bored. Whatever summer memories stir in your mind, they’ll find the perfect space on a page.

Together we will read, discuss, write, and share short, powerful pieces of published poetry and prose that depict summer. You dont have to share your work out loud if you dont want to. Together we will document our memories, ideas, and our innermost wishes related to summer.

Towards the end of the session, we will design a doodle to match our words. Or we will simply use the words as the art. Either way, we will produce a final product using sharpies on white stock paper. Color optional.

This class is for writers of all levels, ages 16 and up. This class is for those who love books, words, and community. There is great potential for this class to become a series or a literary group.

Taught by Elaina Battista-Parsons, local resident, certified special education teacher, published memoirist, poet, and essayist. Italian Bones in the Snow: a memoir in shorts.

Materials required: notebook or journal of your own, pencil/pen.
*Sharpies, stock paper, and colors provided by instructor.

Introduction to Pastel Painting-July 29

Date: July 29th, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: On Going

ONE DAY INTRO TO PASTEL PAINTING
Instructor: Renee Leopardi
$10 for supplies for class

Ever been curious about pastel but aren't quite ready to commit? This course is perfect for you!

We will be exploring the medium of pastel and the variety of pastel products, sticks and brands available as well as paper selection. You will work on a number of quick painting exercises to get a feel for what the medium can do with your marks. 

Materials for the class will be provided for an additional fee or bring your own. (See 'suggested supply list')

Loose As a Goose-August

Date: August 1st, 2022 - August 15th, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: On Going

Students Choice Watercolors or Acrylics

Three Week Session

This class is designed to encourage students to Loosen Up.

If you are tired of tediously painting every leaf, every hair, every blade of grass,

This is the class for you. I have never ever had a student ask me to help them tighten up. Instead it’s the other way around, “I want to loosen up” “My paintings look too tight”. If you’re saying, yup that’s me…then this is the class for YOU!

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or seasoned painter YOU Will Loosen UP!

Through painting exercises targeting your specific needs without sacrificing the integrity of your painting or style.

Come, have fun, no pressure.

Just bring your regular art supplies. Watercolors or Acrylics it’s up to you.

 

Kids Summer Camp-Aug Tues PM

Date: August 2nd, 2022 - August 23rd, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Pirates and Mermaids – paint pirate treasures and beautiful mermaids from the sea
2. Sand Castles – be a beach architect-design and draw a sand castle–paint and sand mix media
3. Seashells and Coral – nature’s beauty-draw and paint seashells and colorful coral
4. Surfboards and Flip-flops – Surf’s Up! Paint a wave and design your surfboard & flip-flops

Additional information on request from Alison Amelchenko

Kids Summer Camp-Aug Tues AM

Date: August 2nd, 2022 - August 23rd, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Pirates and Mermaids – paint pirate treasures and beautiful mermaids from the sea
2. Sand Castles – be a beach architect-design and draw a sand castle–paint and sand mix media
3. Seashells and Coral – nature’s beauty-draw and paint seashells and colorful coral
4. Surfboards and Flip-flops – Surf’s Up! Paint a wave and design your surfboard & flip-flops

Additional information on request from Alison Amelchenko

Kids Summer Camp-Aug Wed AM

Date: August 3rd, 2022 - August 24th, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Pirates and Mermaids – paint pirate treasures and beautiful mermaids from the sea
2. Sand Castles – be a beach architect-design and draw a sand castle–paint and sand mix media
3. Seashells and Coral – nature’s beauty-draw and paint seashells and colorful coral
4. Surfboards and Flip-flops – Surf’s Up! Paint a wave and design your surfboard & flip-flops

Additional information on request from Alison Amelchenko

Kids Summer Camp-Aug Wed PM

Date: August 3rd, 2022 - August 24th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 12

  Drop-in pricing per class is $25.00

Become a Guild member and save!

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Pirates and Mermaids – paint pirate treasures and beautiful mermaids from the sea
2. Sand Castles – be a beach architect-design and draw a sand castle–paint and sand mix media
3. Seashells and Coral – nature’s beauty-draw and paint seashells and colorful coral
4. Surfboards and Flip-flops – Surf’s Up! Paint a wave and design your surfboard & flip-flops

Additional information on request from Alison Amelchenko

Summer Watercolor 50+ August

Date: August 3rd, 2022 - August 31st, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: On Going

Minimum 4 / Maximum 12

 This is a 5-week session

Introduction to Water Color Painting.
Instructor: Susanna Anastasia

Our studio space gives the student a place to learn and practice watercolor painting step by step. A supply list available at first class, if needed. 

Please e-mail instructor (Susanna Anastasia) with inquiries at: artsanastasia@gmail.com
Susanna Anastasia is a native of New Jersey and a resident of Monmouth County. Her paintings are images of the beautiful landscape of New Jersey. Anastasia also paints people, flowers, colorful memories and "flights of fancy".
She has made several cable television appearances, as well as radio interviews. Her gallery affiliates are located in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Do Your Own Thing With Instruction 22e

Date: August 3rd, 2022 - September 7th, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Minimum 4 / Maximum 10

This Class is for intermediate and advanced students (ages 18 and up) whose work may require a second look. Good art starts in your brain as a concept: how do you approach that blank canvas? What’s the mood of the painting? What’s the medium, are you open to the challenge of a different medium?

In answering those questions, others will arise: Is the drawing correct?, did I consider color harmony and mood? Do I need help with color mixing? Is my focal point clear? Do the values play light against dark? How do line and edges play together? Is there a different way to approach the subject?

Students bring their own materials and reference material. 
Reference material is available as well as a different still life every week
This is a relaxed atmosphere where students encourage each other and enjoy each other’s accomplishments.

Contact Instructor, Carol Colvin

Summer Watercolor-August

Date: August 3rd, 2022 - August 31st, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

12

There is no Class August 24. Questions? Contact Leona Lavone, Instructor

In this August class the subject matter will be focused on painting Vacation Hot Spots around the world! Example, scenes from The Bahama’s, Mexico, France, Ireland.

Photos of reference material will be provided in all classes.

The summer has always been the perfect time for having fun exploring new possibilities and techniques in Watercolor.
Painting is therapeutic, and even if you don’t consider yourself an expert, experimenting with watercolors can be exhilarating. 

The summer is the perfect time for picking up the brush, dipping it in paints, and start creating magic.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced watercolorist come enjoy the journey.
Each class will start with a demo and explanation of the How to paint the subject.

All class participants’ will be reviewed during painting session and questions answered.

REVISED Leona Lavone Supply List

Renee Pastel-August 2022

Date: August 5th, 2022 - August 26th, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5 / Maximum 15

In this 4-week class, we will start vine charcoal to hone our drawing skills while focusing on the composition of the human face and then move to painting in pastel. Students may work from their own photo reference or follow along with the instructor.

Leona-Thursday Night Watercolor-August

Date: August 11th, 2022 - September 1st, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Thursday evenings

This is a creative watercolor class, where we will experiment with color, lines and our Imagination. Watercolor for the pure joy of it will be our central focus, and we’ll learn Color mixing skills and watercolor techniques along the way. 

Great for beginners and anyone who would like to get back to basics and have some fun.

Bring basic watercolor supplies, nothing fancy. Tube watercolors, brushes, palette or mixing tray, paper towels, pencil, container for water ex: large sour cream container/small bucket, masking tape. 
If you are just starting out here are some suggestions that you can order from Amazon:

Daniel Smith Essentials Mixing Set Watercolor Paint, 9 Piece   $26.53 
Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 pound, Cold Press, 9"x12"  $18.46  
Mijello Airtight Watercolor 18-Well Blue Palette   $10.50

Watercolor Paper:
Fabriano Studio Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 11 x 14, White : Arts, Crafts & Sewing (amazon.com) 
Fabriano Studio Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 11 x 14, White 50 sheets

Amazon.com: Studio Watercolor Paper 12 Sheet Pad Size: 11" H x 14" W
Fabriano Studio Cold Press Watercolor Pad, 11 x 14, White 12 sheets

Brushes, I’ve been using these in class Great Buy! Sable Brushes $20.99 for 9 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CMKRM4B?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details&th=1
Subject: Sable Brushes
Sable Watercolor Brushes, Fuumuui 9pcs Detail to Mop Kolinsky Sable Brushes Round Pointed Professional Watercolor Brushes Perfect for Watercolor Gouache Acrylic Ink Painting