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The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation:

Office & Gallery Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday- Saturday

Large groups are welcome! After hours appointments available for gallery exhibits.
To schedule a visit call 706-769-4565 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
OCAF is located at 34 School Street in Historic Watkinsville Georgia.
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity that is not supported by tax dollars of any kind. All of our programs are open to the public regardless of what county they live in. OCAF members receive valuable discounts on classes, workshops and special events. Although membership is suggested it is not required.

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

All exhibitions open to the public the evening of the opening reception.

Click on the Event Title for more information



Perspectives 2014

August 29 - September 17, 2014

Our Perspectives page is now up-to-date. Click here to see the schedule of event and to find out more about this year's potters, our Opening Gala, the exhibits, workshop, demonstrations, and Open Studio Tour.

The Living, Laughing & Speaking in Clay Workshop is full!
We encourage anyone who is interested to sign up on the Waiting List to be notified of any openings.
Click here for the Waiting List.


Georgia Small Works

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 10, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibit: October 10 – November 14, 2014
The juried Georgia Small Works exhibit provides a visual forum for both established and undiscovered Georgia artists working in small format. Artworks include pieces in every medium imaginable in both 2-D & 3-D, all 14” x 14” x 14” or smaller. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see hundreds of small artworks from all over Georgia together in one place.
Prospectus & Application Now Available! Click Here


 Manda McKay Exhibit

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 10, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibit: October 10 – November 14, 2014

A love of nature is evident in Manda McKay’s subject matter. Feathers, shells, bones, fruit, and flowers are arranged in bold, simple compositions. The influence of her medical illustrations training can be seen in her realistic technique, but unlike those illustrations, her paintings are meant to persuade rather than inform.

Holiday Market
Applications now Available! ( Click Here)
Our Holiday Market page is now up-to-date with more information to be posted as it becomes available.

Art Classes & Workshops

Click Each Catergory Link Below for More Info!


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Literary Arts

"So You Want to be a Columnist"
with Dr. Wally Eberhard
Class is full! Please sign up on the Wait List to be notified of openings &/or future classes
Opinions? We all have them. If you have something to say and would like to share it with a wider audience this is the writing class for you!

The Made Thing - A Beginner's Poetry Workshop
With Michelle Castleberry
 Registration Now Open!
Well known Athens Word of Mouth poet, author of Dissecting the Angel and Other Poems, and finalist in poetry for the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Michelle Castleberry will be teaching a poetry class for beginning adult writers aimed at providing a place to generate poems, gather poem-making tools, and learning how to sharpen one’s work.

Beyond Memoir
with Dana Wildsmith
Class was a great success!
Please Sign up on our Wait List for future Dana Wildsmith classes.
Learn how to focus on the facts of your life to create stories, poems and essays which move beyond merely recording family stories.

Watercolor Classes with Kie Johnson:       
Following her belief that the best way to learn something is to teach it, and the best way to teach is to learn from ones students, Kie shares her talent, skill and experiences through teaching in two of OCAF's most popular classes.                     
  • Techniques in Watercolor (Beginner & Intermediate)         Class is full! Please sign up on the Wait List to be notified of openings &/or future classes

  •  Intermediate Watercolor (Intermediate & Advanced)         Registration is Closed! Please sign up on the Wait List to be notified of openings &/or future classes

Pottery Open Studio
Open studio time is available for adults who have previous experience in OCAF ceramics classes or other ceramics studios. Days & hours: change from week to week.
Making Ceramic Beads
With Glenn Josey
Registration Now Open!
Come and make some beautiful beads just for yourself or to make into jewelry as gifts for the fast-approaching holiday season. No pottery experience required!

Intermediate Wheel Throwing 
With Jenna Gridley   
Registration Now Open!
Know the basics of wheel throwing and wanting to learn more? This class is for you. The class will cover more complex thrown forms: jars, tea pots, bottles, platters, and pitchers.
Wheel Throwing for Beginners
with Louise Robertson & Phyllis Palmer     
Class is in session! Please sign up on the Wait List for future classes.
If you have ever wondered if you would enjoy the art of pottery, this is the class for you! This six-week intensive course for beginners will cover pottery basics and introduce you to the joy of throwing pottery on the wheel. Cups, bowls, saucers, and other utilitarian forms will be covered. Come prepared to get dirty and have fun! 


Collage / Mixed Media

Singing Through Collage    
with Susan Pelham   
Registration Now Open!
Join Susan in the fun of creating collage by making your own personal collage inspired by, and illustrating elements from, one of your favorite songs. All skill levels welcome.


Metal Work / Jewelry

Making Ceramic Beads
With Glenn Josey
Registration Now Open!
See class description in Pottery section. However, no interest or experience in traditional pottery is required for this class!
Cuttlefish Casting Workshop
With Barbara Mann
Back by popular demand!
Coming Soon! New class in works for January 2015 
Please register on the Wait List to be notified when registration opens
Students in our April 26 Cuttlefish Casting Workshop had so much fun and gave such rave reviews of Barbara Mann & the class that we decided to offer the Workshop again! Even if you attended the last one and/or have attended others in the past there is always more to learn and you will want to sign-up again.

Paintin & Drawing

Painting, Drawing & Sculpture

Cameron Hampton Workshop Series
(Pastels, Drawing, Mixed Media & Multi-Media Sculpture)
New Sessions Posted. Registration Now Open! 
In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. Saturdays 10am to 2pm - Sign-up for as many Sessions as you like! (Separate Fee For Each Session). New sessions to be offered soon - Please check back for new schedule.
Portrait Painting in Oils   
with Abner Cope   
Coming Soon!
 The class many have been waiting for! From beginners to advanced, class is perfect for students of all skill levels.

Painting with Charles  
with Charles Warnock    
Class is full! Please sign up for the Wait List for future classes.
Our very own Gallery Director and long-time Lyndon House instructor, Charles teaches oils and acrylics in an Open Studio Format. (Not for Beginners).

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Learn to Play the Bagpipes 
with Dan Wilson 
Classes are full! Please sign up for the Wait List
From beginners to advanced, Dan Wilson has been teaching Bagpipes for many years to those adventurous at heart students looking for something different to learn.

Please be sure to check back as new classes & workshops will be added to our Art Education page in the coming weeks.
For questions about these or other classes/events at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, please contact us directly by using the information provided below.
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
Address: 34 School Street
Mailing address: P.O. Box 631
Watkinsville GA, 30677
Phone# 706-769-4565
Fax# 888-804-6581
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