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Please see the below virtual and in person offerings for you to enjoy!
Osher Lecture Series: 5 Art Topics
March 15th-April 12th (Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 am) @ Cal State San Marcos Campus
5 Art Topics including: Art and Architecture, Art and Landscape, Art and Food Art in Music, Art in the News
Taste of Art: Lush Landscapes
March 24th 6-8 pm @ OMA
As part of our Refresh and React series, join Robin Douglas to tap into your artistic senses by exploring the lush jungle scenes and landscapes inspired by the dreamy works of Henri Rousseau. Immerse yourself in green leaves and grasses, blue sea water and orangish purple skies to paint your own paradise. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.
Workshop: Exploring Composition and Design
In person at OMA April 4th and 6th 1-4 pm
Be a part of our Refresh and React series and invest in the fundamentals shared by all artists, no matter if you are a seasoned pro or early on in your creative development. Join Robin Douglas for a two-day workshop to take a fresh look at your work by revisiting the basics and gain a deeper understanding of what holds a work of art together to spellbind the viewer. With a focus on the intersection of creativity and the underlying elements and principles of design, create unique and expressive compositions of still life, landscape and abstraction. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.
Taste of Art: Composition and Impact
April 14th 6-8 pm @ OMA
As part of our Refresh and React series, join Robin Douglas to connect to art on a multi-sensory level by exploring the essential question – what makes a work of art work? Dive deep into the work of artists like Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Wassily Kandinsky to dissect the dominant and subdominant parts of their unique compositions to inspire the elements of your own painting working to create one stunning image. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.
Enjoy programs with Robin through her partner organizations
In peron and virtually
Upcoming in Spring and Summer 2022
More adventures in art
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.