Life Drawing Classes with Oscar Aguilar Olea

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Life Drawing Classes with Oscar Aguilar Olea


Life Drawing Classes w/ live model, with instructor Oscar Aguilar Olea.

$90/ person for a series of two 3-hour classes held over two dates:
Thursday Dec 12th Part 1 Life Drawing Class 10am – 1pm ( Part 1 of 2 )
Saturday Dec 14th Part 2 Life Drawing Class 10am – 1pm ( Part 2 of 2)

Artist Oscar Aguilar Olea teaches Life Drawing at the Museum. This 2 class series is held within the Museum exhibitions featuring his work.


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
– Also Available: Oscar Aguilar Olea teaches Egg Tempera Technique –

Materials Students need to bring:

Journal paper pad; and pen and ink pad.
Willow charcoal
Generals White chalk bar
Sanguine bar
Pen and ink (Nibs and a holder)
Blending Stumps / Tortillons
Classes will be held in our Spotlight Gallery within the two exhibitions featuring Oscar’s work: “Oscar Aguilar Olean: La Esencia de la Mujer,” and “The Artist’s Studio.” For more on the exhibitions, visit: Napa Valley Museum Yountville: Oscar Aguilar Olea.

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