Past Events



Summer Series of Classes PDF flyer:


Welcome to the inspiration of the new summer series.

These well qualified, experienced artists are excited to share their creative talent in the fun filled atmosphere of the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Take a tour of the gallery and enjoy the exhibition going on during the class you decide
to be part of.

1. Make a check out to the artist teaching the workshop.

2. With payment, state which class you are choosing
and include your phone # and email address.

3. Send to OCCCA Workshops at least two weeks prior to class:
OCCCA Workshops, 117 Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701

4. 25% of the class fee will go to Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, OCCCA.

5. Bring lunch or snack if desired



In my workshop you sill be creating works using several techniques I have developed over the years.  You will use many different tools and some brushes to develop abstract paintings.  Each student will do at least two small paintings plus work on a large group  unstretched canvas that one student will get to take home if their name is drawn.  Your composition will be whatever you choose as long as you keep in mind the importance of composition and color that we will be discussing before and during the workshop.  Painting can be very rewarding and fun.  Bring a sack lunch and we will take a break for a quick snack.  I might also recommend that you wear a cover-up or old clothes!

July 15, 2015 12-4pm
8-12 participants


Oil Painting VALUE
September 11-12th, 2015 10am-4pm
$175, Plus supplies - $15
5-12 participants

September 25-26th, 2015 10am-4pm
$200, Plus supplies - $25
5-12 participants
Must have had VALUE class



July 11, 2015
$60,Plus supplies - $5
8-12 participants

August 8, 2015 12-4pm
$60,Plus supplies - $5
8-12 participants


Printmaking LINOCUT
July 18, 2015
$60, Plus supplies - $15
5-15 participants

Printmaking STYROCUT
August 15, 2015 12-4pm
$60, Plus supplies - $15
5-15 participants


August 20, 2015 10am-4pm
$125, Plus supplies - $25
Maximum: 18 participants


July 12, 2015
$60, Plus supplies - $15
4-8 participants

August 29, 2015 12-4pm
$60, Plus supplies - $15
4-8 participants

September 20, 2015 12-4pm
$60, Plus supplies - $15
4-8 participants


Instructor Bios

Evalynn J. Alu

Evalynn J. Alu was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her degree in art at California State University, Fullerton in 1982. Having gone through a long representational period she gradually discovered a need and fascination with objective abstract form mostly derived from the universal forces that are forever present. Experimentation with her pallet as well as with her application soon became her focal point. Gradually layering paint using many techniques associated with watercolor and oil painting allowed Evalynn to create her feelings and moods present at the time. Experimentation and very seldom using a brush led her to achieve rewarding results. Her hope is that her work will allow viewers to discover for themselves what their own mood or lifestyle pulls from each piece.

Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous solo and juried exhibitions. She has won competitions at both local and international levels. Evalynn states, “Perfecting ones technique while experimenting is always a part of my work. Creating movement filled with the emotion of the moment becomes an intriguing experiment for me. I am always searching for answers in my art. I know, should I find these answers, my need to create might no longer exist.”


Joy Shannon

Joy Shannon has been creating fine art printmaking work for the past 15 years. She has a BA and an MA from California State University Fullerton in Visual Arts and American Studies, specializing in printmaking and cultural art history. Joy has taught printmaking, mixed media art and art history at the Orange County High School of the Arts for 8 years.


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