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Class: Drawing with Coffee
It’s like 2 hours of SPA TIME for your mind!
Bring your own coffee!
We’ll supply all the materials and the inspiration.
Make drawings along with a variety of guest instructors.

$10 per person all materials provided.
Ages 16 and over.
No experience or registration necessary!

Saturdays 10:00-noon
Art instruction; teachers and subjects will vary. $10 per session, all materials included.

July 29      TBA  Harborfest       (outdoor activity only)
Aug 5        Shading Techniques w/ Lee Shelton
Aug 12       TBA (pending)
Aug 19       Ink wash/calligraphy w/ Sewall Oertling
Aug 26       Drawing to the Max w/ Larry Rapshaw


ART for YOUth Mini Session

We’ve received funding from the City of Oswego to hold a 1-week session of ART for YOUth NEXT WEEK, August 21-25, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!!  The registration form will be available on Thursday 8/17 at noon. There is no fee to participate, but each age group is limited to 20 participants. All students will receive instruction in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art each day.

Classes are tailored to the following age groups at these times:
— Ages 3-7 from 8:30-10:15 (1.75 hours) (ages 3-5 must be accompanied by a teen or adult to assist. It is fine for one teen/adult to assist two children.)
— Ages 8-12 from 10:30-1:15 (2.75 hours)

Please register here


New class:

Clay Garden Art — a 6 week hand-building course

Starts Wednesday, August 30 from 6 to 9 pm. Instructor is Linda Knowles.

Please register here 


Become a member and support local arts

The AAO  offers year-round enriching art and entertainment with something for everyone. The organization is a vital, active, multidimensional center for the arts, art making, and creativity – thanks to our many volunteers. Join us for the variety of events and classes we have to offer. New members, volunteers, and visitors are always welcome.


New Class: 

Beginner Ceramics — a 6 week hand-building and wheel throwing course

Starts Thursday, September 7 from 6-9 PM. Instructor is Linda Shannon, a retired K-12 art teacher who taught in the Oswego and Hannibal school districts.

Registration form coming soon. 


You will find us in the former Fort Ontario Quartermaster’s Building now

Art for Youth workshop
Art for Youth workshop in 2015

known as the Oswego Civic Arts Center, Oswego. We share this building with the Oswego Players and their 60-seat auditorium.

Contact us for further information about any of our classes, exhibitions and activities.