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Please see the below virtual and in person offerings for you to enjoy!
Workshop: Painting with Multi-level Images
In person at OMA July 12th and 14th 1-4 pm
Combine multiple layered images with an extra elevated painting hovering above to create a work of art with a sense of dimension, mystery, and elegance. Join Robin Douglas and guest artist Kathleen Kane-Murrell to learn and create your own multi level paintings. All supplies included.
Taste of Art: Hilma af Klint Automatic Drawing Techniques
In person at OMA July 22nd 6-8 pm
Using a variety of materials and techniques we will explore the abstract inner world of the first artist to depict total abstraction, Hilma af Klint. This Swedish artist was undiscovered for years and now is the foundation of cutting edge Surrealism, Symbolism and Mystic Spiritualism. Join Robin Douglas for this immersion into not only the depiction of imaginative scientific systems but emotive and analytic mark making.
All supplies provided.
Workshop: Contemporary Pop Art Painting
In Person at OMA August 2nd and 4th 1-4 pm
Are you intrigued by fast food? How about commercial objects and their wrappers? Represent real and impagined mass produced favorites through a variety of painting methods. Join Robin Douglas an guest artist Taylor Chapin to explore their techniques, intent and innovative canvases. All supplies included.
Taste of Art: Rorschach Prints ala Andy Warhol
In person at OMA August 19th 6-8 pm
Andy Warhol’s “butterfly” paintings were inspired by Psychiatrist Herman Rorschach’s ink blot tests. Join Robin Douglas to explore the ways and means Warhol used to create his gigantic symmetrical paintings which hang in many prestigious collections.
After a brief slide presentation we will focus on color, brushstrokes and the technique used to create your own unique painting. All supplies included
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In peron and virtually
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.
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.
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.