Oil Painting Basics Class

Learn the vivid, unmistakable technique of oil painting from professional artist, Joyce Jane Mitchell, in Oil Painting Basics. This is a beginner course, for students with a very limited knowledge of oil painting. Children ages 10 and older are welcome. The course runs from 1

Recycled Scrap Art class

Learn from seasoned teacher and sculpture artist, Laura Stout, how to salvage metal, paper, and wood waste to create one-of-a-kind free standing sculptures and wall art. We’ll supply the material, however you’re always welcome to bring any interesting reclaimed waste that catches your fancy. The

Drawing Hands class

You’ve probably heard this before – and it’s true, hands are one of the most difficult aspects of portraiture art, and it takes lots of practice to get them right. Learn how to start mastering this crucial technique, from accomplished portraiture artist, Franz Holmes in

Watercolor 2 Class

Our beloved Roy Wickardson, teacher and watercolorist, is back from a year in Europe painting landscapes and city life. He’s excited to be teaching again for the OVCAA and he brings his phenomenal energy, incredible dexterity, and unique creative vision, to our intermediate Watercolor 2

Care and Cleaning of Paintbrushes

For many of us, painting is the greatest pleasure, but cleanup is absolutely tedious. Yet, we want to remind you that taking care of your paintbrushes is crucial unless, of course, you have the means to purchase new paintbrushes at very regular intervals. Caring for

Useful links for other sources

From time to time we like to supply our community with interesting web resources that can help inspire and educate. This month we have an eclectic mix of links we’ve recently stumbled upon and thought we’d share. Enjoy! Roux Academy Annual Art Conference The British

New Courses: Recycle Scrap Art and Drawing Hands

Hey OVCAA members! Don’t forget to register for two upcoming courses that are filling up fast. On Saturday, August 15th, from 1 to 6 pm, Laura Stout will be teaching her popular class on turning your recycled goods, including metal, paper, and wood, into art.

The color wheel

For most artists, one of the first concepts you’ll learn is how to use the color wheel. So, we thought we’d give a crash course on the color wheel…right here on our blog. The color wheel, based on the three primary colors of red, yellow,

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