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Robin Douglas


Current Events

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


Taste of Art: Portraits Imagined and Imaginative

October 14th 6-8 pm @ OMA

Wvery face tells a story and throughout time artists have created portraits that reflect an inner essence. Join Robin Douglas to unpack the how and why of famous portraits, including a demonstration on human facial proportions, and be inspired by OMA’s current exhibition Contemporary Portraits from the Simay Collection before starting your own art work using realistic, ideal or abstract portraits in a variety of media. Refreshments and all supplies for your original artwork will be provided.

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Osher Lecture Series: 5 Art Topics

October 12-November 9th (Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 am) @ Cal State San Marcos Campus

5 Art Topics including: Famous Artists' Studios and Homes, The Museum of Lost Art, Royal Art Collections, Non Western Art, Defining Beauty


Museum of Art Artists Guild Show

October 29 – November 28, 2021 SDMA. Reception Sunday November 7th 2-4 pm

Robin Douglas will be the distinguished juror for the upcoming transitions show. Words affiliated with Transitions include: Change, move, passage, transformation, conversion, adaptation, adjustment, alteration, changeover, metamorphosis, shift, switch, progression, evolution. (Note that your work will be judged on the merits of the art and not by relationship to the title. This is not a “theme” show. click here to enter your work.


Workshop: Masters of Multi Media @ OMA

November 1st and 3rd 1-4 pm

Let the materials and processes inspire you! Join Robin Douglas to collage, paint, and make prints, by using layers of thoughts and materials to guide your creativity. Exploring a variety of influences such as Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Bradford, and the work of Neil Kendricks currently on display at OMA, we will apply, scrape, print, combine images, and paint creating unique creative expressions. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided–and feel free to bring your own from home.


Taste of Art: Art, Music, Fashion

November 18th 6-8 pm @ OMA

Swing by OMA and experience the intersection of three art forms that influence our everyday lives. Join Robin Douglas for an exciting look at the special relationship art, music and fashion have had through the ages producing some of the world’s most evocative works of art and designs. Create your own work of art in a variety of media inspired by great music and the genre-bending work of Marty Ornish and Saki, the co-winners of last year’s Night Of The Living Art: An Art After Dark Fashion Extravaganza. Refreshments and all supplies for your original artwork will be provided.


Workshop: The Painted Figures of Matisse

December 6th and 8th 1-4 pm

French master Henri Matisse (1869-1954) had a passion for figures and costumes, as well as textures and patterns that culminated in his iconic paintings. Join Robin Douglas to paint the figure in this exuberant and loose manner. Demonstrations, quick studies, and longer poses will be completed during both sessions. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided.


Taste of Art: A Holiday Feast with Georgia O'Keeffe

December 16th 6-8 pm

With an endless amount of variety and flavors, food and art serve as the perfect pairing, bringing people together and providing nourishment for the soul. Join Robin Douglas for a new look at celebrated artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who in addition to her legacy of paintings capturing the great Southwest crafted numerous homegrown recipes focused on promoting simple flavors and natural foods. Create your own painting and recipe pairing drawing inspiration from her distinct artistic and culinary style. O’Keeffe inspired refreshments and all supplies for your original artwork will be provided.

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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.

Art and Activities

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

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Personal Art

Available for Commission

Lectures and Excursions

Making Art Come to Life

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Classes and Workshops

Getting Hands On

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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Harlequins Carnival

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.