Classes

Ocean County Artists' Guild Classes 2020
4-Week Classes: $60 Members | $75 Non-members
6-Week Classes: $90 Members | $110 Non-members
8-Week Classes: $120 Members | $144 Non-members 
Unless otherwise noted.*

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All Classes Have Limited Enrollment
You may register by mail or in person at the office.
Mail to: OCAG, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732
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2. OILS-Winter Beginner/Intermediate

Date: January 6th, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

 KIMBERLY CESARETTI (609-693-1027) “BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE”  Theme: Food, glorious food! Welcome to the joy of traditional oil painting! Food, glorious food is the theme for this session! This class will focus on how to paint a sweet treat or a favorite food item of their choice from life! Learn the tips and tricks painters use to create the illu-sion of mouth-watering delights! Focus on the principles and elements of design, color the-ory, composition, and mastering use of the medium. Contact the instructor for materials list: cesarettikimberly@gmail.com

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3. Beginner Winter WATERCOLOR

Date: January 6th, 2020 - February 24th, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

Linda Lafferty (201) 370-0204   Evening class

Upbeat, Adult Beginner course, also offering an Interme-diate Inspiration and Instruction. Each class includes weekly demo (finished painting), fol-lowed by student painting session with open Q&A forum and critique. Course includes a vari-ety of scenes and an abstract adventure! We will discuss, techniques, styles, composition, balance, depth, contrast, perspective, pigment and special effects.

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1. WATERCOLOR-Winter

Date: January 6th, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

  Pauline Mickle - (732-892-5606)
 

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Traditional watercolor. Create beautiful paintings using a limited palette to paint flowers, landscapes, oceans, trees, vegetables, and still-life.
This class meets on Mondays.
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4. ACRYLICS - Winter Beginner/Intermdiate

Date: January 7th, 2020 - February 11th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

 
Kimberly Cesaretti (609) 693-1027

Theme: The Big City. Students in this class will create cityscapes with acrylic paints on canvas depicting the hustle and bustle of people on sidewalks and city streets among towering buildings and architectural elements. Instructor will provide reference photos or students are welcome to bring their own. Learn the basics of linear perspective, rendering the human form in an environment, composition, color perspective, and mastering use of the medium.

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Contact the instructor for materials list: cesarettikimberly@gmail.com

A. Children's Art Tues Winter (Ages 5 - 12)

Date: January 7th, 2020 - February 25th, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

Duration: 8-Week

Alison Amelchenko (732-892-3797)

Tuesdays - Upstairs - Session runs 8 weeks
Children will learn the basic drawing techniques, color mixing, composition and perspec-tive with acrylic to create fun paintings and drawings.

Walk-ins accepted $20/session/student

5. WATERCOLOR Leona-Winter

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 12th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Leona Lavone (732-914-9941)

Snow, Snow and more Snow...all the ways the to paint Snow and Icy Streams. Bring your regular watercolor supplies including Titanium White. .

E. TEENS -Winter 13+ - Wed

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 26th, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

  CAROL COLVIN (732-270-9482)
Instruction is geared to enhancing a student’s use of preferred materials with an emphasis on composition, values, and color harmony.

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8. KNIT/CROCHETING-Winter

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 12th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Helen Webster - 732-730-3688

Challenge yourself.  Open up your Creativity.  Learn basic stitches, make for the Holidays.

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Upstairs Studio

 

7. DO YOUR OWN THING WITH INSTRUCTION-Winter

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 26th, 2020

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 8-Week

Carol Colvin (732-270-9482 This class is for any level artist who wants to benefit from an instructor’s feedback with discussions about composition, values, medium, perspective and color. Bring your own art supplies and an idea, but you may want to explore different media. Some photo references will be available, but a still life can create specific challenges.

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B. CHILDREN'S ART-Wed. Winter(Ages 5-12)

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 26th, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

Duration: On Going

Alison Amelchenko (732-892-3797)

Wednesday - Upstairs - Children will learn the basic drawing techniques, color mixing, composition and perspective with acrylic to create fun paintings and drawings.
Walk-ins accepted $20/session/student

C. CHILDREN'S ART Wed.-Winter (Ages 10 – 12)

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 26th, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Duration: On Going

ALISON AMELCHENKO (732-892-3797)

Tuesdays- Upstairs -
Children will learn the basic drawing techniques, color mixing, composition and perspec-tive with acrylic to create fun paintings and drawings.

Walk-ins accepted $20/session/student

6. DRAWING - Winter Beginner

Date: January 8th, 2020 - February 12th, 2020

Time: 12:45 PM- 2:45 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Kimberly Cesaretti (609-693-1027)

Theme: Majestic Mountainscapes. Overcome the fear of being able to draw! Students will learn the basic elements and principles of de-sign through the study of landscapes, in particular mountainscapes which depict vast amounts of space. Learn landscape composition and atmospheric perspective, how to mas-ter black and white media, how to draw what you see, and how to create the realistic visual effects that will invite the viewer step into your drawing and enjoy the view! No prior experi-ence necessary. Bring your own sketchbook. The instructor will supply all other materials.

9. DRAWING - Rogine Winter

Date: January 16th, 2020 - March 5th, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

  JOSEPH ROGINE (732-349-6859) "All Levels” Learn to draw with an artist's eye. Emphasis will be on composition, lights and darks, elementary perspective, assessing proportion, modeling form, and proper use of materials.

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Drawing Materials for Joe Rogine's Class

F. SCULPTING WITH AIR DRYING CLAY-ON-Going - Kids 10+ (Saturday)

Date: January 4th, 2020 - February 22nd, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

  Helen Webster 9732-730-3688
"Learn proportions and textures working with your hands and/or different tools (supplied). Students can choose to make an item that fits their age & abilities. Some options are jewelry, free form sculptures, easy animal statues".
Bring a $10.00 fee for clay used by each student to the first class.
Contact the instructor, Helen Webster with any questions.

D. CHILDREN'S ART (5-12) Sat - Winter

Date: January 4th, 2020 - February 22nd, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

ALISON AMELCHENKO (732-892-3797)  Children will learn basic drawing techniques, color mixing, composition and perspective with acrylic to create fun paintings and drawings.

22. MIXED MEDIA Spring

Date: February 21st, 2020 - March 27th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

LEONA LAVONE (732-914-9941) “Spring Renewal” Wallpaper Art...creating Mixed Media Art on strips of Wallpaper, 4.5 to 6 ft long. Leona will supply the wall paper, students will bring in paints, collage materials, glue for collage, markers, stencils, etc.

DD. CHILDREN’S ART-Sat-Spring Ages 5-12

Date: February 29th, 2020 - April 18th, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

On going

  ALISON AMELCHENKO (732-892-3797)

Spring is here… Sun and blooming colors. Young students are taught drawing and painting techniques using pencils, markers, crayons and acrylics. We will focus on light & shadows, composition and perspective. Art history will be in class presentations.

AA. CHILDREN’S ART-Tue Spring 5-12

Date: March 3rd, 2020 - April 21st, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

Duration: 8-Week

On going 

ALISON AMELCHENKO (732-892-3797) 

Spring is here… Sun and blooming colors. Young students are taught drawing and painting techniques using pencils, markers, crayons and acrylics. We will focus on light & shadows, composition and perspective. Art history will be in class presentations.

CC. CHILDREN’S ART-Wed Spring Ages 10-12

Date: March 4th, 2020 - April 22nd, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Duration: 8-Week

On going

  ALISON AMELCHENKO (732-892-3797) 

Spring is here… Sun and blooming colors. Young students are taught drawing and painting techniques using pencils, markers, crayons and acrylics. We will focus on light & shadows, composition and perspective. Art history will be in class presentations.

BB. CHILDREN’S ART-Wed Spring 5-12

Date: March 4th, 2020 - April 22nd, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

Duration: 8-Week

On going

  ALISON AMELCHENKO (732-892-3797) 

Spring is here… Sun and blooming colors. Young students are taught drawing and painting techniques using pencils, markers, crayons and acrylics. We will focus on light & shadows, composition and perspective. Art history will be in class presentations.

14. OILS-Spring Beginner/Intermediate

Date: March 9th, 2020 - April 13th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

KIMBERLY CESARETTI (609-693-1027) “BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE”  Theme:  Interior Scenes.  Welcome to the joy of traditional oil painting!  Interior spaces will be our theme for this session!  Learn how to paint beautiful interior scenes depicting a story, mood, or atmosphere.  Instructor will provide reference photos or students are welcome to bring their own.  Focus on the principles and elements of design, color theory, composition, and mastery of the use of the medium.  Contact the instructor for materials list:  cesarettikimberly@gmail.com

16. ACRYLICS-Spring Beginner/intermediate

Date: March 10th, 2020 - April 14th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week


KIMBERLY CESARETTI (609-693-1027) Theme:  April Showers!  Students in this class will create outdoor scenes with acrylic paints on canvas depicting wet surfaces with beautiful reflections.   Instructor will provide reference photos or students are welcome to bring their own.  Focus on the principles and elements of design, color theory, composition, and mastery of the use of the medium.  Contact the instructor for materials list:  cesarettikimberly@gmail.com

17. WATERCOLOR LEONA-Spring

Date: March 11th, 2020 - April 15th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week


LEONA LAVONE (732-914-9941) Spring Inspired Paintings….New Life, April Showers, Blue Skies, Plants, Birds & Blooms. Bring regular watercolor supplies including Titanium White or Chinese White.

18. DRAWING-Spring Beginner

Date: March 11th, 2020 - April 15th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

KIMBERLY CESARETTI (609-693-1027)  Theme:  Get a New Perspective!  Overcome the fear of being able to draw!  This class will focus on the study of linear perspective.  Students will learn the basic elements and principles of design as they learn how the masters used the technique of linear perspective to create the illusion of space on a two-dimensional surface.  Learn how to master black and white media, how to draw what you see, and how to create the realistic visual effects that will invite the viewer step into your drawing and enjoy the view!  No prior experience necessary.  Bring your own sketchbook.  The instructor will supply all other materials.  

19. Do Your Own Thing with instruction-Spring

Date: March 11th, 2020 - April 29th, 2020

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 8-Week

CAROL COLVIN (732-270-9482)  This class is for the student who has a working knowledge of their medium but could benefit from guidance in drawing, composition, color mixing and values. A student can work from their own images or the weekly still life. Students should bring their own materials, but exploration with different materials is encouraged, and some are supplied.

20. KNITTING & CROCHETING Spring

Date: March 11th, 2020 - April 15th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

HELEN WEBSTER (732-730-3688) Challenge yourself; open up your creativity. Learn basic stitches, make for gifts or yourself.

EE. Teens-Spring 13+

Date: March 11th, 2020 - April 29th, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

On going Ages 13-18

  CAROL COLVIN (732-270-9482)

For those who enjoy creating w/art materials & enjoy art. Students should bring the materials they’re most comfortable with. Each student is working on their own level & at their own pace. Students can work from the weekly still life or from their own images. Composition, drawing skills and values are a focus

12. INTRO TO FIGURE DRAWING - Winter-Ages 18+

Date: March 14th, 2020 - April 18th, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Duration: 6-Week

 Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Caitie Kohl (732) 552-4042  Introduction to Figure Drawing Ages 16+

Explore self-expression through drawing, with the figure as your muse. Through observational and expressive figure drawing, students from any skill level, beginning to advanced, will learn the step by step approach to figure drawing. The goal is to develop the ability to draw the figure with skill and imagination. Upon completion of this class, students will create quick gesture drawings as well as finished pieces of artwork to take home with them.
Price includes $60 in modeling fees for 6 weeks

Class description, Materials List and Syllabus

13. WATERCOLOR-Spring

Date: March 16th, 2020 - April 20th, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

Seats Remaining = 14


PAULINE MICKLE (732-892-5606)  Create beautiful paintings using a limited palette to paint flowers, landscapes, oceans, trees, vegetables, and still-life.Maximum: 14 students

15. WATERCOLOR-Beginner/Intermediate-Spring

Date: March 16th, 2020 - May 4th, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

LINDA LAFFERTY  (201-370-0204)  "Can't wait for Spring". Enjoy Artist Demos, followed by Student Painting sessions including open Q&A and instruction. You will learn to paint a variety of subjects, including Ocean Waves with Rocks, Boats in Harbor with Still Water reflections, Snow capped Mountain in Spring foliage and Beautiful Florals made easy. We will discuss technique, Style, Composition, Contrast and unlock some of the secrets of successful painting. Let's Paint Spring!         ( lindalafferty@aol.com ) Supply List

FF. Sculpting with Air Drying Clay Spring 10+ (Saturday)

Date: March 21st, 2020 - May 9th, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

HELEN WEBSTER (732-730-3688) On going

Learn proportions & textures working with your hands and/or tools (supplied). You can choose to make an item that fits your age/abilities. Some options: jewelry, free form sculpture, easy animal statues. Bring a $10.00 fee for clay used by each student to the 1st class.

21. DRAWING-Rogine Spring

Date: March 26th, 2020 - May 14th, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Duration: 8-Week

JOSEPH ROGINE (732-349-6859)  Learn to draw with an artist’s eye. Emphasis will be on composition, lights and darks, elementary perspective, assessing proportion, modeling form, and proper use of materials.  Drawing Materials for Joe Rogine's Class .

23. PASTELS Spring

Date: April 3rd, 2020 - May 8th, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Seats Remaining = 14

 Minimum 8 / maximum 14

RENEE LEOPARDI  “Learn how to paint a variety of subjects in pastel using different underpainting techniques and color theory. We will work on composition along with color theory while painting snow, night scenes and still life. See the Spring 2020 syllabus for a weekly lesson description”  Supply ListSyllabus  (Pastels available for use.)

24. Figure Drawing Spring-Ages 18+

Date: May 30th, 2020 - July 11th, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Seats Remaining = 12

MAY 30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11 (dates not consecutive)
CAITIE KOHL (732-552-4042) Understanding the human form on a structural level leads to improved proportion, more dynamic and energetic figures, and will greatly improve drawings done from imagination. Working from the live model, students will learn to draw the figure, aiming for strong gesture and draftsmanship. Through observational and expressive figure drawing, you will leave this class with knowledge of the most important drawing techniques, along with finished pieces of artwork to take home with you. This class will focus on proportions, balance, volumes, rhythm, light, shadow and color. Poses will range from short to long, to focus on capturing the movements and fundamental construction of the figure, and understanding the abstract rhythms that make the figure such an important and captivating subject. There will be constant demonstrations, examples, and fun exercises. Price includes $60 in modeling fees for 6 weeks Syllabus & Materials List