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Please see the below virtual and in person offerings for you to enjoy!

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Taste of Art: Colors of Van Gogh and Gauguin

Feb 24th 5:30-7:30 pm @ OMA

Van Gogh and Gauguin broke the rules of the art world with their vibrant discordant colors and their thick application of paint. Their work inspired future artists. Now let these French Post Impressionists inspire your paintings of various landscapes, both Tahitian tropical and South of France Mediterranean.


Taste of Art: Landscapes and Still Lifes with Matisse and Diebenkorn

March 24nd 5:30-7:30 pm

Matisse's textures, patterns, colors, and compositions, all of these elements influenced California artist Richard Diebenkorn and his groundbreaking 20th-century paintings. Come and paint beautiful still lives, landscapes and interiors based on the styles of these artists.

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Lecture Series at Osher Cal State San Marcos: Art Themes

March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 from 9:30-11:30 am Hybrid and In Person

Art Topics: Censorship in Art, Art Nouveau/Klimt and Gaudi, X Rated Lives of Artists, WPA Artists, The Genius of Michelangelo


Workshop: All that glitters is gold gilded inspiration with Klimt and Murakami

April 10th 10-3 pm

Gold creates an aura of elegance and decadence, paint your own opulent masterpiece using Gustave Klimt and Takashi Murakami as inspiration. Slightly abstract to fantastic imagery, floral patterns, and swirling brushstrokes will complete our compositions.


Taste of Art: Art Cubed with Picasso and Braque

April 21st 5:30-7:30 pm

Picasso said “I paint not what the eye sees but what the brain knows.” Multiple views and fragmented space, inspired by Cezanne, these Cubists saw the modern world differently. Use your vision to create stunning energetic painted compositions.


Taste of Art: Italian Artists and their need for speed with Severini and Balla

May 12th 5:30-7:30 pm

Repeating forms to create emanating light, moving objects and speed were the inspiration for Balla and Severini. Have fun using paint and color to create motion.


Bus Trip to Getty in LA

Via Osher, date in May to be Announced

Join Robin Douglas for a guided tour of the Getty Center in LA of the art, architecture, and gardens. Private bus transport will be provided.


Workshop: Dare to Dot, pointalism with Seurat and Aboriginal artisits

June 12th 10-3 pm 

Australian Aborigines and George Seurat knew the power of the dot. Create your own masterpiece using a variety of colors and round shapes in this month’s studio. Using methods of color theory and spirituality.


Taste of Art: Paint your fantasies mysterious landscapes with Bonnard

June 23rd 5:30-7:30 pm 

Painting with soft mysterious pastel colors combined with a variety of subject matter will be created in the fantastic style of the French Post-Impressionist artist Bonnard.


Taste of Art: Art of the Surf from Waikiki to Pier View Way

July 28th 5:30-7:30 pm

From the beaches of San Diego to Waikiki, waves, sand and surf will be our inspiration to paint the power and movement of the ocean. Color contrasts and textures of seascapes will be explored.

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Enjoy programs with Robin through her partner organizations

In peron and virtually

Robin will be teaching at Oceanside Museum of Art, Osher's Lifelong Learning Program, and speaking at Rotaries and Book Clubs. To learn more about OMA or become a member click here. To become a member of Osher (to register for courses) click here

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Robin Douglas

Robin Douglas has taught art for 47+ years at every level and venue - including 36 years as an Art Professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana. She taught many studio and art history courses. Some of her service included the positions of the Associate Director of the School, the Graduate Coordinator and the Program Chair of Art Education, Study Abroad Coordinator, University Senator and a member of the Scholar’ Faculty and was titled a University Distinguished Faculty Member.

While at the university Robin was also a board member of the Spurlock museum, the Krannert art museum and the Urbana Arts Council. Her own art work is in many private and public collections. 

Currently she presents a variety of art studio workshops monthly and gives art related lectures at the Oceanside Museum of Art. She serves on the OMA museum board and several committees-including the Art Education and Art Auction committee. 

Robin also gives tours to adults, school and scouting groups and arranges tours to Los Angeles art museums.

She is a recurring lecturer at LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) a program focused on Senior learning at Mira Costa College, Osher Life Long Learning Institute, a UC San Diego Extension, San Diego Rotary Chapters, Beta Delta & Eta Eta, and the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA).  She received OMA's medal of distinction in 2018 for her outstanding contributions to art education at the Oceanside Museum of Art.


Robin, her husband, and family travel constantly to conduct research at several art museums keeping current with the art world.

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Come join Robin Douglas for lectures, excursions, classes and workshops.

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You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.

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Email Robin to request lectures, workshops, or to book a private tour or trip for your group. She is also available for individual or group critiques as well as serving as a juror for art shows. Her private commissions hang in private homes, hotels, universities, and corporate buildings.

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