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Robin Douglas


Current Events

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

Art Across Time Lecture Series

Wednesdays September 9th until October 7th 9:30-11:30 am via Osher Zoom Lectures

Enlightened overview of art across time and cultures in a five part series

Two-Day Workshop: A Photographic Eye—The Art Of Precisionism And Charles Sheeler

October 12 and 14, 1:00-4:00pm at OMA

American painter and photographer Charles Sheeler created paintings with overlapping images producing profound works of art. Study Sheeler’s “quasi-photographic” style of painting known as Precisionism by taking photos and combining them into spatial imagery by adding and removing details, choosing color schemes, and creating totally unique paintings. Join Robin Douglas on a two-day journey through local spaces and places surrounding OMA. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided.

Art Themes...A Lecture Series at Osher

5 Wednesdays October 14-November 18 from 9:30-11:30 via zoom

Join Robin Douglas for a five part series covering: The power of portraits, landscape painting as an ecological record, animals and art: for the love of the beast, history paintings and their impact, abstract painting: tehcniques and meaning

Two-Day Workshop: Dynamic Cubism—The Art Of Jacob Lawrence

November 9 and 11, 1:00-4:00pm at OMA

Jacob Lawrence’s artwork is known for dynamic compositions, stellar colors, and a collage-like appearance with a bit of Cubism mixed in. This prominent African American artist believed artwork should be universal, clear, and strongly composed. Join Robin Douglas for a two day workshop that will explore Lawrence’s energetic style and create your own work of art that embodies strength, clarity, and unverstialty. All supplies will be provided.

Two-Day Workshop: In And Out Of Focus—Abstract Expressionism

December 7 and 9, 1:00-4:00pm at OMA

The first truly abstract artist was the trailblazer Hilma af Klint, followed by Wasserly Kandinsky and continuing on to the infamous Jackson Pollock. Study and repeat their spontaneous and spiritual practices in painting your own abstract work during this two day workshop. Join Robin Douglas to color, drip, splatter, wash, and flow. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided.

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Enjoy programs with Robin through her partner organizations

Virtual 2020

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



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.


Personal Art

Available for Commission

Lectures and Excursions

Making Art Come to Life

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.

Joan Miro


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.



Oceanside, San Diego, CA


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