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.*

Register using Class Registration form
or Register and pay online below.

Download the SPRING 2021 SPRING SCHEDULE


MANDATORY GUILD COVID-Regulations

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
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.

Paint Party-Giraffes

Date: April 17th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Min 10 to hold party/ Max 15

Paint Party-Giraffes

Children ages 7 years and up can attend without a caregiver/parent.
 
Open to Kids/Families
Mother’s Day theme featuring mother and baby giraffe on a 11 by 14 inch stretched canvas

Note: PayPal pricing includes a $2.00 processing fee. 

If you pay with a check, made payable to OCAG, the cost is $15.00
Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732

Paint Party-Handprint Tulip

Date: April 18th, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Min 10 to hold party/ Max 15

Open to Kids w/caregiver
 
Children ages 7 years and up can attend without caregiver/parent.
 
Mother’s Day/spring theme canvas featuring child's handprint on a 11 by 14 inch stretched canvas

Everyone gets a canvas. 

Pricing is:

One canvas is $15
Two canvases are $25
Three 
canvases are $35
Four 
canvases are $45

Payment must be received by April 15th

Payment is via check only: payable to OCAG.

Drop at the Guild or Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, 22 Chestnut Ave, Island Heights, NJ 08732

For information call 732-270-3111, leave a message and someone will get back to you.

 

 

Do Your Own Thing with Instruction

Date: April 7th, 2021 - May 26th, 2021

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.

Maximum 10 people

Figurative Drawing Spring 2

Date: April 27th, 2021 - May 18th, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Caitie Kohl - Figure Drawing

All pricing includes $30 Modeling fee.
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, play, 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.
 
 
COVID-19 Regulations at OCAG:
I care for the happiness, comfort, health, and safety of my students, and I will insist that
all safety regulations be followed in my class.
• Before signing up for my class, please read and comply with the COVID-19 regulations required at the Ocean County Artist Guild. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
• Students will be socially distanced at their own easel/work space throughout class. Your workspace will be completely sanitized upon your arrival.
• Masks must be worn at ALL TIMES COMPLETELY COVERING THE NOSE AND MOUTH. Face shields without a mask on underneath are not permitted in my class. The live model will also comply with the OCAG COVID guidelines and be wearing a mask the entire class session.
• For the safety of the other students, the model, and myself, I may ask you to leave the class session if you do not comply with OCAG COVID guidelines.

Macrame-1

Date: May 2nd, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

THIS IS A ONE DAY EVENT
Learn to make your own bright and happy plant hangers in this beginner macrame class! No prior experience is needed. In this Make and Take, instructor Judy Lepore will lead as you learn:

● How to begin a macrame piece, including an overview of necessary materials.
● How to work several different macrame knots.
● How to incorporate a wooden ring and wooden beads.
● Leave with a finished plant hanger, and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.Class fee includes instruction and all the necessary supplies and materials, including cotton cord, a wooden ring,and oversized wooden beads. No prior experience necessary - beginners welcome! (Note: does not include plant orpot: you can add any pot you like after class -- approximately 6-8" across will fit best. It's not necessary to bring yourpot to class, but you can if you like!) Class will be on the porch.

Mixed Media-3 Leona Lavone

Date: May 3rd, 2021 - May 24th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Teen Acrylics: Getting started with Acrylics

Date: May 3rd, 2021 - May 24th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum/maximum = 5/10

Kim Cesaretti

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Students will learn the methods and techniques used by master artists to create beautiful acrylic paintings,  Students will be able to select a subject of their choice according to level of ability.

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor/Guild.

Live in person with option to join the class remotely.

Adult-Beginner: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Date: May 3rd, 2021 - May 24th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum/maximum = 5/10

Kim Cesaretti

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Learn how to master the basics of watercolor painting.  Students will learn how to create the different types of washes along with masking and resist techniques, how to create textures, color theory/color mixing, and basic drawing.  Students will complete exercises focused on technique and work on small painting projects of simple subjects - fruit, flowers, landscapes, etc.

Live in person with option to join the class remotely.

Bring a pencil.  All other materials and supplies provided by the instructor.

Adult Acrylics2: Painting the Artist Within - Intuitive Landscapes

Date: May 4th, 2021 - May 25th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum/maximum = 5/10

Kim Cesaretti

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Beginner/ Intermediate. Students will learn how to create beautiful, loose, expressive landscapes in acrylics.  Students may bring their own reference photos or work completely from their imagination.  Ideas for creative use of references will be discussed and practiced.  Students will work on preliminary sketches, plan layout, value composition, and learn how to make creative color and texture choices to communicate how they feel about the landscape. 

(Live in person with option to join the class remotely)

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor/Guild

Kids Art-3 (Ages 5-12) Leona Lavone

Date: May 4th, 2021 - May 25th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum: 4, Maximum: 9

Projects for session 3 

Laurel Burch Cat

DIY Stamps

Oversized Dog/Cat Collages

How to Draw/Paint a Bird

Watercolor-3 Leona Lavone

Date: May 5th, 2021 - May 26th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

       

Adult: Family Monogram

Date: May 8th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 10; maximum 15

ONE DAY EVENT, Kim Cesaretti

Adult: 10-inch square Palette Sign featuring family initial and simple wreath design. Note: PayPal pricing includes a $3.00 processing fee. If you pay with a check, made payable to OCAG, the cost is $30.00
Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732

Children's 3D Art-3

Date: May 8th, 2021 - May 29th, 2021

Time: 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum 6

Marcie Falconetti

We will be making:
  • recycled CD's
  • A Red-White & Blue Flower Pot
  • Painted Rocks for our Rock Garden
  • A Father's Day Present
  • And a variety of fun filled colorful projects, including a Gourd Birdfeeder.

Adult: Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Date: May 12th, 2021 - June 16th, 2021

Time: 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti - Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This class is designed to teach basic observational drawing to a student with no prior experience.  Overcome your fear of drawing!  Everyone can learn to create beautiful drawings. Kim will teach you how to see and how to draw what you see in simple, easy steps.  Learn basic sighting techniques, line, shape, value, and form.

Bring a sketchbook and pencil.  Use of all other materials/supplies provided by the instructor.

Kids Art-4 (ages 5-12) Leona Lavone

Date: June 1st, 2021 - June 22nd, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Minimum: 4
Maximum: 9

Projects for session 4

Koi Fish Art

Paper Strip Sculptures

Scribble Art

Mono-printing

 

Adult: Color Theory and Practice

Date: June 1st, 2021 - June 22nd, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Three Weeks - Kim Cesaretti

All levels & color mediums welcome. Learn the basics of color theory and the nature of pigments.  Learn how to mix any color you need from a limited palette.  Students will mix colors and create their own basic color charts and learn how to do a color study of a simple subject using templates provided by the instructor.  Students will also be able to download the digital files for future use. (Live in person with option to join the class remotely)

No class on June 8th

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor/Guild

Do Your Own Thing w/Instruction2

Date: June 2nd, 2021 - July 28th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 8-Week

No class on June 30.

This class is not for beginners but will address the many issues that plague all artists. Since each student is working from their own abilities with their own materials, and their own reference material, the class enjoys a vitality that comes with sharing their achievements and a joint learning experience from mistakes. 

A still life is different for each class, always encouragingly working from life, and the challenges still life brings. 

Instructor addresses: 

         Basics sketches that need a second look 

  • How to approach a subject, depending on the medium  

  • Better ways to handle the medium the student brings 

  • Compositional errors  

  • Understanding the importance of value differences  

  • Help with color mixing, and application of cool and warm colors. 

  • Sometimes a demo of a particular skill 

 

Recognizing a student’s strengths, encouraging that growth, and sometimes challenging a student to step out of their comfort zone with new approaches or mediums. 

 

Watercolor-4 Leona Lavone

Date: June 2nd, 2021 - June 23rd, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum=10

       

Children's 3D Art-4

Date: June 5th, 2021 - June 26th, 2021

Time: 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Marcie Falconetti

We will be making:
  • recycled CD's
  • A Red-White & Blue Flower Pot
  • Painted Rocks for our Rock Garden
  • A Father's Day Present
  • And a variety of fun filled colorful projects, including a Gourd Birdfeeder.

​Maximum 6 students

 

 

Teens/Adults: Flip Flops on the Beach1

Date: June 5th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 10; maximum 15

Kim Cesaretti
THIS IS A ONE DAY EVENT

Paint flip flops on the beach in choice of flip flop colors. 11 by 14 inch stretched canvas or a tote bag. Note: PayPal pricing includes a $3.00 processing fee. If you pay with a check, made payable to OCAG, the cost is $25.00
Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732

Adult Drawing: Summer Memories

Date: July 7th, 2021 - July 28th, 2021

Time: 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti - Summer Memories

Learn how to draw a summer scene in pencil and charcoal along with how to compose the scene to include the human figure.  Students are encouraged to bring their own photos of summer memories with family and friends as inspiration. (Live in person with option to join the class remotely.)

Bring a sketchbook and pencil.  Use of all other materials/supplies provided by the instructor.

Drawing from Life With Vine Charcoal

Date: June 11th, 2021 - June 25th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum: 6 students; Maximum: 10-15 students

THREE WEEK CLASS - Renee Leopardi (instructor)

Kids/Family: Flip Flops on the Beach2

Date: June 13th, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 10; maximum 15

Kim Cesaretti

Children ages 7 years and up can attend without caregiver/parent.

ONE DAY EVENT. Paint flip flops on the beach in choice of flipflop colors.
11 by 14 inch stretched canvas or a tote bag. Note: PayPal pricing includes a $3.00 processing fee. If you pay with a check, made payable to OCAG, the cost is $20.00
Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732

FREE-Adult Sketching:How to Develop a Daily Sketchbook Habit

Date: June 14th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti

ONE DAY EVENT - How to Develop a Daily Sketchbook Habit

Students learn how to develop a daily sketchbook habit.  Instructor will share various ideas and prompts for inspiration.  Students will be invited to share their ideas and participate in the new OCAG daily sketchbook challenge on social media.
(Live in person with option to join the group remotely). STUDIO or PORCH (weather permitting)

Bring a sketchbook and pencil

 

FREE-Teen Sketching: How to Develop a Daily Sketchbook Habit

Date: June 14th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti

ONE DAY EVENT- How to Develop a Daily Sketchbook Habit

Students learn how to develop a daily sketchbook habit.  Instructor will share various ideas and prompts for inspiration.  Students will be invited to share their ideas and participate in the new OCAG daily sketchbook challenge on social media.
(Live in person with option to join the group remotely). 

Bring a sketchbook and a pencil.

Macrame-2

Date: June 24th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

THIS IS A ONE DAY EVENT
Learn to make your own bright and happy plant hangers in this beginner macrame class! No prior experience is needed. In this Make and Take, instructor Judy Lepore will lead as you learn:

● How to begin a macrame piece, including an overview of necessary materials.
● How to work several different macrame knots.
● How to incorporate a wooden ring and wooden beads.
● Leave with a finished plant hanger, and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.
Class fee includes instruction and all the necessary supplies and materials, including cotton cord, a wooden ring,
and oversized wooden beads. No prior experience necessary - beginners welcome! (Note: does not include plant or
pot: you can add any pot you like after class -- approximately 6-8" across will fit best. It's not necessary to bring yourpot to class, but you can if you like!)
 
Class is on the porch.

Mixed Media-4 Leona Lavone

Date: July 5th, 2021 - July 26th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Adult Oils: Paint a River Scene in Oils

Date: July 5th, 2021 - July 26th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti

Beginner/ Intermediate. Students will learn the methods and techniques used by master artists to create a beautiful oil painting of a river scene with sailboats.  Learn how to select references, sketch/plan composition, tone canvas, underpainting, basic color theory and color mixing, how to block-in and glaze color, add textures, and refine/finish the painting. (Live in person with option to join the class remotely)

Material and supplies provided by the instructor/Guild

Teen Portrait Drawing

Date: July 5th, 2021 - July 26th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti

Learn the basic techniques for drawing a portrait in black and white.  Learn proportions, sighting techniques, light and shadow, and how to capture the gesture, character and likeness of a person.  Students choose subjects for the portraits and bring their own references.  Teacher will provide guidance on selection of references. (Live in person with option to join the class remotely)

Bring a sketchbook and pencil. Use of all other materials/supplies provided by the instructor.

 

Children's Art- Alison1A(Ages 5-12)

Date: July 6th, 2021 - July 27th, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Stars and Stripes - how to paint sunset washes (acrylic), silhouette painting

2. Surf and Sand - painting waves on the beach acrylic and sand (mixed media). Write a word on the beach

3. Boardwalk POP Art - Fun signage of favorite boardwalk food. 3-D paper Mache ice cream in bowl. Mixed Media-acrylic, markers, oil pastels

4. Cartoon Fun - Draw your favorite cartoon character. Colored pencils, shading, mixing color, details

Adult Acrylics3: Painting the Artist Within: Expressive Seascapes

Date: July 6th, 2021 - August 3rd, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Duration: 4-Week

Kim Cesaretti - Painting the Artist Within - Expressive Seascapes

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Beginner/Intermediate.  Students will learn how to create beautiful, loose, expressive seascapes in acrylics.  Students may bring their own reference photos or work completely from their imagination.  Ideas for creative use of references will be discussed and practiced. Students will work on preliminary sketches, plan layout, value composition, and learn how to make creative color and texture choices to paint a seascape in their own unique style. (live in person with option to join the class remotely)

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor?Guild

Children's Art-Alison1B(Ages 5-12)

Date: July 6th, 2021 - July 27th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Stars and Stripes - how to paint sunset washes (acrylic), silhouette painting

2. Surf and Sand - painting waves on the beach acrylic and sand (mixed media). Write a word on the beach

3. Boardwalk POP Art - Fun signage of favorite boardwalk food. 3-D paper Mache ice cream in bowl. Mixed Media-acrylic, markers, oil pastels

4. Cartoon Fun - Draw your favorite cartoon character. Colored pencils, shading, mixing color, details

Children's Art-Alison1C (ages 5-12)

Date: July 7th, 2021 - July 28th, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Stars and Stripes - how to paint sunset washes (acrylic), silhouette painting

2. Surf and Sand - painting waves on the beach acrylic and sand (mixed media). Write a word on the beach

3. Boardwalk POP Art - Fun signage of favorite boardwalk food. 3-D paper Mache ice cream in bowl. Mixed Media-acrylic, markers, oil pastels

4. Cartoon Fun - Draw your favorite cartoon character. Colored pencils, shading, mixing color, details

 

Watercolor-5 Leona Lavone

Date: July 7th, 2021 - July 28th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

       

Children's Art-Alison1D (ages 5-12)

Date: July 7th, 2021 - July 28th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Stars and Stripes - how to paint sunset washes (acrylic), silhouette painting

2. Surf and Sand - painting waves on the beach acrylic and sand (mixed media). Write a word on the beach

3. Boardwalk POP Art - Fun signage of favorite boardwalk food. 3-D paper Mache ice cream in bowl. Mixed Media-acrylic, markers, oil pastels

4. Cartoon Fun - Draw your favorite cartoon character. Colored pencils, shading, mixing color, details

FREE-Monthly Art Chat - July 8

Date: July 8th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

Duration: 4-Week

ONE DAY EVENT - Kim Cesaretti

Let’s get together to share and talk about our art!  Get connected to your local art community!  Get feedback from your fellow artists and make new art friends!  Let’s talk about what inspires us, the trials and tribulations of being creatives, and other topics related to art making, art business, and art marketing too! (Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

 

Seascapes in Pastel

Date: July 9th, 2021 - August 20th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 6-Week

Minimum: 6 to hold class; Maximum: 10-15

 
Renee Leopardi
 
Some pastels available for in-class use. No class on July 30. 
New Jersey has some of the most beautiful scenery around and almost all of it includes water! During this 6 Week Class, learn how to paint the ocean water and waves with pastel and capture the motion and mood. These classes will focus on the anatomy of a wave included the crash, splash and barrel along with painting calm waters and wet and dry sand. Work from your own favorite photo references or follow along with the instructor. All levels welcome.

FREE-Monthly Art Book Club/Media-July 9

Date: July 9th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Kim Cesaretti - Art Book/Media Club

Meets the 2nd Friday of the Monthly

Let’s get together and share our favorite art books, media, and other resources related to art making, art history, artists, art marketing, etc.  This first meeting we will draft a list of books that we would like to discuss for the rest of the year. (Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

Children's Art-Alison1E (Ages 5-12)

Date: July 10th, 2021 - July 31st, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Stars and Stripes - how to paint sunset washes (acrylic), silhouette painting

2. Surf and Sand - painting waves on the beach acrylic and sand (mixed media). Write a word on the beach

3. Boardwalk POP Art - Fun signage of favorite boardwalk food. 3-D paper Mache ice cream in bowl. Mixed Media-acrylic, markers, oil pastels

4. Cartoon Fun - Draw your favorite cartoon character. Colored pencils, shading, mixing color, details

Adult Acrylics5: Paint a Seaside Scene With Acrylics

Date: July 14th, 2021 - August 4th, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Kim Cesaretti - Paint a Seaside Scene with Acrylics

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Beginner/Intermediate.  Students will learn methods and techniques used by master artistw to create a beautiful acrylic painting of a river scene with boats.  Learn how to select references, sketch/plan composition, tone canvas, underpainting, basic color theory and color mixing, how to block-in and glaze color, add textures, and refine/finish the painting. (live in person with option to join the class remotely.)

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor.

Kids/Family: Sea Turtle

Date: July 18th, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 10; maximum 15

ONE DAY EVENT - Kim Cesaretti

Children ages 7 years and up can attend without a caregiver/parent.

Paint a sea turtle on 11 by 14 inch stretched canvas or a tote bag. Note: PayPal pricing includes a $3.00 processing fee. If you pay with a check, made payable to OCAG, the cost is $20.00
Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732

Macrame-3

Date: July 22nd, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

THIS IS A ONE DAY EVENT
Learn to make your own bright and happy plant hangers in this beginner macrame class! No prior experience is
 needed. In this Make and Take, instructor Judy Lepore will lead as you learn:

● How to begin a macrame piece, including an overview of necessary materials.
● How to work several different macrame knots.
● How to incorporate a wooden ring and wooden beads.
● Leave with a finished plant hanger, and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.
Class fee includes instruction and all the necessary supplies and materials, including cotton cord, a wooden ring,
and oversized wooden beads. No prior experience necessary - beginners welcome! (Note: does not include plant or
pot: you can add any pot you like after class -- approximately 6-8" across will fit best. It's not necessary to bring your pot to class, but you can if you like!)
 
Class is on the porch

Adult Oils: Paint a Sunrise or Sunset in Oils

Date: August 2nd, 2021 - August 23rd, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti - Paint a Sunrise or Sunset in Oils

Beginner/Intermediate. Students will learn the methods and techniques used by master artists to create a beautiful oil painting of a sunrise and sunset.  Learn how to select references, sketch/plan composition, tone canvas, underpainting, basic color theory and color mixing, how to block-in and glaze color, add textures, and refine/finish the painting. (Live in person with option to join the class remotely.)

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor/Guild

Teen Watercolor: Getting Started in Watercolor

Date: August 2nd, 2021 - August 23rd, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Kim Cesaretti - Getting Started with Watercolor

Minimum 5; maximum 10

In simple, easy steps, students with no prior experience will learn how to get started with and master the basics of watercolorpainting including selection of materials, how to paint the different types of washes, how to use resist methods, and how to create texturesc.  Basic drawing will also be covered for the simple painting projects completed during class. (Live in person with option to join t5he class remotely.)

Bring a pencil. Use of materials/supplies provided by the instructor.

Mixed Media-5 Leona Lavone

Date: August 2nd, 2021 - August 23rd, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

 

Children's Art-Alison2A (ages 5-12)

Date: August 3rd, 2021 - August 24th, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Under the Sea - Painting water and transparency-movement, ocean creatures in their environment

2. Musical Shells - what colors remind you of shell sounds; draw and paint a shell-background is the sound color

3. Pirates Bounty - perspective of 3-D shapes-treasure chest cube, box, cone, sphere-shadows

4. Lighthouses (Old Barney) - historic landmarks, architecture paint or draw your own lighthouse and time of day or night

Children's Art-Alison2B (ages 5-12)

Date: August 3rd, 2021 - August 24th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Under the Sea - Painting water and transparency-movement, ocean creatures in their environment

2. Musical Shells - what colors remind you of shell sounds; draw and paint a shell-background is the sound color

3. Pirates Bounty - perspective of 3-D shapes-treasure chest cube, box, cone, sphere-shadows

4. Lighthouses (Old Barney) - historic landmarks, architecture paint or draw your own lighthouse and time of day or night

Watercolor-6 Leona Lavone

Date: August 4th, 2021 - August 25th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

        

Adult Drawing: Pet Portraits

Date: August 4th, 2021 - August 25th, 2021

Time: 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti - Drawing Pet Portraits

Beginner. Learn how to draw your favorite pets in pencil or charcoal!  Bring reference photos of your pet and learn how to draw corrects proportions and how to master the techniques artists use to create the look and feel of the texture of fur.  (live in person with option to join class remotely.)

Bring a sketchbook and pencil.  Use of all other materials/supplies provided by the instructor.

Do Your Own Thing w/Instruction3

Date: August 4th, 2021 - September 22nd, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Duration: 8-Week

Maximum=10

Carol Colvin

This class is not for beginners but will address the many issues that plague all artists. Since each student is working from their own abilities with their own materials, and their own reference material, the class enjoys a vitality that comes with sharing their achievements and a joint learning experience from mistakes. 

A still life is different for each class, always encouragingly working from life, and the challenges still life brings. 

Instructor addresses: 

  • Basics sketches that need a second look 
  • How to approach a subject, depending on the medium  

  • Better ways to handle the medium the student brings 

  • Compositional errors  

  • Understanding the importance of value differences  

  • Help with color mixing, and application of cool and warm colors. 

  • Sometimes a demo of a particular skill  

Recognizing a student’s strengths, encouraging that growth, and sometimes challenging a student to step out of their comfort zone with new approaches or mediums. 

 

Children's Art-Alison2C (ages 5-12)

Date: August 4th, 2021 - August 25th, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Under the Sea - Painting water and transparency-movement, ocean creatures in their environment

2. Musical Shells - what colors remind you of shell sounds; draw and paint a shell-background is the sound color

3. Pirates Bounty - perspective of 3-D shapes-treasure chest cube, box, cone, sphere-shadows

4. Lighthouses (Old Barney) - historic landmarks, architecture paint or draw your own lighthouse and time of day or night

Children's Art-Alison2D (ages 5-12)

Date: August 4th, 2021 - August 25th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Under the Sea - Painting water and transparency-movement, ocean creatures in their environment

2. Musical Shells - what colors remind you of shell sounds; draw and paint a shell-background is the sound color

3. Pirates Bounty - perspective of 3-D shapes-treasure chest cube, box, cone, sphere-shadows

4. Lighthouses (Old Barney) - historic landmarks, architecture paint or draw your own lighthouse and time of day or night

FREE-Monthly Art Chat - August 5

Date: August 5th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

Duration: 4-Week

ONE DAY EVENT - Kim Cesaretti

Let’s get together to share and talk about our art!  Get connected to your local art community!  Get feedback from your fellow artists and make new art friends!  Let’s talk about what inspires us, the trials and tribulations of being creatives, and other topics related to art making, art business, and art marketing too! (Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

 

Adults Paint Party: Come Sail Away

Date: August 7th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 10; maximum 15

ONE DAY EVENT - Kim Cesaretti

Paint a sailboat on the sea. 11 by 14 inch stretched canvas. Note: PayPal pricing includes a $3.00 processing fee. If you pay with a check, made payable to OCAG, the cost is $25.00
Mail to: Ocean County Artists Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732

Children's Art-Alison2E (ages 5-12)

Date: August 7th, 2021 - August 28th, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Maximum-9

Each week there will be a different focus

1. Under the Sea - Painting water and transparency-movement, ocean creatures in their environment

2. Musical Shells - what colors remind you of shell sounds; draw and paint a shell-background is the sound color

3. Pirates Bounty - perspective of 3-D shapes-treasure chest cube, box, cone, sphere-shadows

4. Lighthouses (Old Barney) - historic landmarks, architecture paint or draw your own lighthouse and time of day or night

Adult Acrylics4:Painting the Artist Within-Surrealistic Selfies

Date: August 10th, 2021 - August 31st, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Duration: 4-Week

Minimum 5; maximum 10

Kim Cesaretti - Painting the Artist Within-Surrealistic Selfies

Beginner/Intermediate.  Take a walk on your wild side!  Students will learn how to create unique self-portraits in acrylics.  Students will survey the subject of surreal portraiture in history for inspiration as well as be engaged in creative approaches that can be used as jumping points to help them push the envelope with regard to subject, composition, color, and mark making. (Live in person with option to join the class remotely.)

Materials and supplies provided by the instructor?Guild.

 

FREE-Monthly Art Book Club/Media-August 13

Date: August 13th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Duration: 4-Week

Kim Cesaretti - Art Book/Media Club

Meets the 2nd Friday of the Month

Let’s get together and share our favorite art books, media, and other resources related to art making, art history, artists, art marketing, etc.  This first meeting we will draft a list of books that we would like to discuss for the rest of the year. (Live in person with option to join the group remotely)