Second Saturday Art Classes

Postponed until further notice.

March through May Classes cancelled. Refunds have been issued via Eventbrite.

Stay tuned for future classes to be announced as soon as we can!

Learn from the masters at our Second Saturday Art Classes!
Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm, in the Museum’s Spotlight Gallery:

Postponed until further notice.

March and April: Oscar Aguilar Olea teaches Life Drawing, with live model. $25 person for a 2-hour hour class

*Please note: minimum enrollment requirements to run the class so PLEASE Pre-purchase

Through these sessions you will be able to have a notion of the shape of the human form in a variety of poses. Students will learn:

  • the use of charcoal and sanguine on paper. Following quick poses.
  • The use of pen and ink, and other wet mediums.
  • Different lengths of time in poses

Materials Students need to bring:

  1. Journal paper pad; and pen and ink pad.
  2. Willow charcoal
  3. Generals White chalk bar
  4. Sanguine bar
  5. Pen and ink (Nibs and a holder)
  6. Blending Stumps / Tortillons
  7. Wipes

Classes will be held in our Spotlight Gallery, and a live model will be provided.
Fees don’t cover the costs of these classes – please consider donating and joining the Napa Valley Museum Yountville!

About Oscar Aguilar Olea:

Oscar Aguilar Olea is an expressionist figurative painter, sculptor, and print maker from Guanajuato, Mexico. His signature techniques include using different types of egg tempera paints, painting on oversized burlap canvas, and using paints and charcoals made by the artist from organic materials grown here in the Napa Valley

Artist’s Statement: In the mid-1970’s, a group of twenty student artists from the school of Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City—of which I was a member—decided to take their art to the streets. We gave ourselves a name: SUMA, and began to use the fences of Mexico City as our canvas. As a result of the attention that our murals brought us, we were invited into local galleries and museums, as well as the first biennial for young artists in Paris, France. SUMA caught the attention of the public and the interest of artists like Rufino Tamayo, Juan Jose Arreola and others, and was given a place in the current evolution of Mexican Art. After five years, the group dissolved as each member decided to focus on their individual careers.

Following my involvement with SUMA, I dedicated several years to research techniques that include egg tempera al fresco, oils, watercolors, etchings, drawings, woodcutting, and sculpting. Now, as artist and a teacher, I continue to apply and research many of these techniques; I consider them part of the foundation of my artistic education.

Learn more about Oscar at