Workshop Coordinator, Tamara Woronczuk
(reach at: or 732-998-8286)

Printable & INTERACTIVE brochure of ALL REMAINING Workshops for 2019

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All Workshops Have Limited Enrollment
You may register by mail or in person at the office.
Mail to: OCAG, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732
Include your phone number & instructor’s name on check memo line.

Make Separate checks if taking more than one Workshop OR including $50 Membership dues
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No refunds after workshop starts.
Exceptions listed on individual workshop listings.


Sarah Becktel - Techniques in Colored Pencil

Date: July 16th, 2019 - July 17th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM


Medium: Colored Pencil

Sarah Becktel - Techniques in Colored Pencil, Surfaces and Applications

This workshop will focus on application, surfaces, techniques and materials.  Students will learn to develop a refined look in their drawings.  Wet and dry blending techniques will be used to achieve rich, saturated color and even surface application.  A variety of papers will be experimented on. Materials List

Renee Leopardi - Pastel SeaScapes

Date: July 19th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Artist: Renee Leopardi

Medium: Pastel

New Jersey has some of the most beautiful scenery around and almost all of includes water! Learn how to paint water with pastel and capture the motion and mood. The main focus will be the ocean. Capturing both calm waters and the splash of waves. We will also include instruction for painting sand and dunes. Work from your own favorite photo references or follow along with the instructor. All levels welcome. Minimum of six students to run class.
Renee Leopardi
Supply List (there will be some pastels here, available for student use. Just bring what you have)

Sheila Soyster - Calligraphy Workshop

Date: August 12th, 2019 - August 13th, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Artist: Sheila Soyster

Sheila Soyster - Calligraphy Workshop - Traditional to Contemporary

Learn the basics of calligraphy - the pens, the procedures and the practical.  On day two you will create your own piece of frameable lettering art.  Pens, ink, paper and other resources provided.  Bring your desire to learn a new skill or refine an emerging one.

Nancy Barch - Mixed Media

Date: September 9th, 2019 - September 10th, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Artist: Nancy Barch

This workshop is a true artistic journey.  Using mixed media, where failure is not an option, you explore new techniques and water based mediums.  Play with abstraction of known images like still-life and figures.  See how much you can do with a little collage, courage and imagination.

Materials list here

Tom Rutledge - Watercolor

Date: October 23rd, 2019 - October 24th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Tom Rutledge

Learn landscape painting with structure.  Emphasis will be on creating light and shadow.

Dorrie Rifkin - Beginners Only Watercolor

Date: November 6th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Dorrie Rifkin

Medium: Watercolor

Dorrie Rifkin - Beginner Watercolor - "Rockin' Watercolor Basics"


Dorrie Rifkin: Watercolor

Date: November 7th, 2019 - November 8th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artist: Dorrie Rifkin

This class is for all levels, beginner to advanced.  Explore Dorrie's loose and juicy waatercolor techniques and refine your style.  Visit the beauty of landscape and cityscapes with this talented and popular artist.